San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 1/29/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds NFC Championship
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-1.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) host the San Francisco 49ers (15-4) at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. San Francisco opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under is 45.5.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this matchup 15-4 for this year. In their last contest, the 49ers faced the Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 19-12. Brock Purdy finished 19/29 with 214 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 87.4 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Christian McCaffrey left with an average of 3.7 yards per catch by recording 22 yds on 6 catches. Elijah Mitchell was the leader on the ground for the 49ers with 14 carries for 51 yds (3.6 yards per carry). In all, they tallied 63 plays which gave them a total of 312 yds. The San Francisco 49ers rushed the ball a total of 32 times and amassed 113 yds, earning them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt. In the running game, the 49ers gave up 76 yds on 22 tries, which is an average of 3.5 yards per rush surrendered. San Francisco conceded 23 pass completions on 37 tries for 206 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.2%.
Concerning scoring points, the San Francisco 49ers are averaging 26.5 PPG. As a team they average 138.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 8th in the NFL. The 49ers have earned 6,216 total yards for the year. San Francisco has recorded 188 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 94 infractions for 730 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 different times (9 interceptions and 8 fumbles lost). In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, San Francisco has totaled 30 touchdowns via the pass and 20 rushing touchdowns.
The 49ers rank 1st in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, conceding 16.3 points per contest. They are allowing 3.4 yards per rush and 77.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have given up 1,321 yards via the running game in 17 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the 49ers have conceded 3,789 yards which has them sitting in 21st in the NFL. They have conceded 222.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.6%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 300.6 yards per game putting them at 1st in the NFL. They have yielded 20 touchdowns by air in addition to 11 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Eagles head into this game 15-3 this season. In their last game, the Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 38-7 when they faced the Giants. Jalen Hurts (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 154 yds on 16/24 through the air while his quarterback rating was 112.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his avg yards per attempt was 6.4 yards. DeVonta Smith was one of the featured targets for the Eagles, bringing in 6 balls for 61 yds (10.2 yds per catch). Kenneth Gainwell carried the rock 12 times for 112 yds, ending the game with 9.3 yds per carry for Philadelphia. The Eagles finished with a total of 416 yds while running 69 plays (6.0 yards per play). Philadelphia ran the football for 6.1 yds per carry, finishing the game with 268 yds on 44 attempts. Philadelphia surrendered 20 run attempts for 118 yards (5.9 yds per rush). The Eagles passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.6%, surrendering 109 yds on 15 for 27 passing.
The Philadelphia Eagles maintain an average of 389.1 yards/game which has them ranked 3rd in the league. They average 147.6 run yards per game and have run for 2,509 yards overall. The Philadelphia offense has compiled 682 yards of penalties on 90 violations, which is good for 19th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 9 picks while letting opponents recover 10 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 195 1st downs. During the season thus far, the Eagles have a total of 4,105 yards through the air in addition to an average of 241.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 9th in the NFL. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Eagles are 3rd out of all teams in the league maintaining an average of 28.1 points per outing.
They have given up 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 179.8 yards per game, which has them ranked 1st in the league. Philadelphia has yielded a total of 2,068 rushing yards (121.6 yards per game) and 15 touchdowns by ground for the season. Their defense has earned 27 turnovers (10 fumbles recovered and 17 picks) for the season. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 1,072 plays, which is 12th in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they have given up 344 total points. The Eagles are allowing 20.2 PPG, which has them in 8th in football.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers +1.5
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