Niners @ Eagles - Preview, Pick and Props for Sunday!
The Niners will visit the Eagles on Sunday at 3 p.m. with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The main storylines are that these are two of the best defenses in the league and rookie Brock Purdy will face off against Jalen Hurts, who still may not be at 100 percent after dealing with a shoulder injury that caused him to miss two late games this season. The Eagles’ defense led the league in both yards allowed per game and sacks, while the Niners D led the way with 20 interceptions and boasts one of the best rushing defenses in the league.
Offensively, the Niners are led by Christian McCaffrey, who has scored a touchdown in eight straight games. Purdy is 6-1 against the spread when starting and threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns two weeks ago against the Seahawks, while McCaffrey rushed 15 times for 119 yards in that one. And while he didn’t score on the ground, he caught a TD pass to keep his streak alive. Purdy also rushed for a score against the Seahawks and Deebo Samuel caught six balls for 133 yards and a touchdown.
In last weekend’s low-scoring win over Dallas, the numbers weren’t as pretty but the results were the same. Purdy threw for 214 yards and zero TDs, while McCaffrey rushed 10 times for 35 yards and scored the Niners’ only touchdown. George Kittle led the way with five catches and 95 receiving yards, while Samuel had four catches for 45 yards. The defense held Dak Prescott to 206 passing yards and two picks, while Ezekiel Elliott rushed for just 26 yards. The San Fran D hasn’t allowed a rusher to go for more than 70 yards in 27 straight games, which is kind of mind blowing.
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The Eagles enjoyed a bye week and then blew out the Giants 38-7 last weekend. Hurts threw for 154 yards and two TDs as DeVonta Smith (61 yards) and tight end Dallas Goedert (58 yards) each caught a touchdown pass. A.J. Brown was quiet in that one, catching just three balls for 22 yards and no TDs. Hurts rushed for 760 yards and 13 TDs on the season and should offer a stout test for San Fran’s highly-touted defense. The Eagles’ defense also held Saquon Barkley to just 61 yards on nine carries last week.
Top performing Oddscrowd bettor tomwitthauer likes the Niners Moneyline and Mike Rose likes them plus the 2.5 points. Additionally, our algorithm gives the Niners Moneyline a 3.1% +EV Edge on Sunday. The 49ers feel like a team of destiny to us and we would not be surprised if they eek out a win on the road.
Pick: Niners +2.5
Prop 1: Christian McCaffrey anytime TD
Prop 2: George Kittle Over 46.5 receiving yards
Prop 3: Jalen Hurts Over 46.5 rushing yards