The San Francisco 49ers will put a franchise-record winning streak on the line on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 NFC Championship Game. The 49ers enter on a 12-game winning streak, improving to 15-4 when combining the regular season and NFL playoffs 2023. San Francisco will make its 18th appearance in the NFC Championship Game, No. 1 all-time. The Eagles are 15-3 overall between the regular seasons and the 2023 NFL playoffs, including a 15-1 mark with Jalen Hurts under center. Philadelphia blasted the New York Giants a week ago, with San Francisco defeating the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys to reach this point.
Kickoff is at 3 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Eagles as 2.5-point home favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 45.5 in the latest 49ers vs. Eagles odds. Before you make any Eagles vs. 49ers picks and NFL playoff predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's resident Eagles expert, Emory Hunt, has to say.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is also a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette, which gives him a nuanced perspective of the X's and O's of the game from a player's perspective. Hunt is also uniquely dialed into the Philadelphia Eagles, posting a 37-22-1 record in the last 60 selections and returning more than $1,200 to bettors. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has set his sights on 49ers vs. Eagles and just locked in his coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for 49ers vs. Eagles:
- 49ers vs. Eagles spread: Eagles -2.5
- 49ers vs. Eagles over/under: 45.5 points
- 49ers vs. Eagles money line: Eagles -145, 49ers +122
- SF: 49ers are 9-1 against the spread in last 10 games
- PHL: Eagles are 7-3 against the spread in home games
- 49ers vs. Eagles picks: See picks here
Why the 49ers can cover
San Francisco has star power in Joey Bosa and Fred Warner. Bosa, a first-time All-Pro selection, led the NFL with 18.5 sacks this season and finished No. 2 in tackles for loss. Bosa produced 95 quarterback pressures and a 17.7% pressure rate and is an elite pass-rusher by any metric. Warner is an excellent and versatile linebacker who led the NFL in completion rate allowed as a primary defender at the position. He also finished No. 4 in passer rating allowed (64.3) by linebackers in coverage, and allows San Francisco's coaching staff to unlock aggressive avenues on defense.
The 49ers led the NFL in scoring defense (16.3 points allowed per game), points allowed per possession (1.45), and total yards allowed (300.6 per game) this season. San Francisco produced a league-leading 20 interceptions and generated 30 takeaways with a 15.3% defensive turnover rate. See which team to pick here.
Why the Eagles can cover
Quarterback Jalen Hurts has 38 touchdowns and only eight giveaways, averaging more than 290 total yards per game. He finished in the top five of the NFL in passer rating (101.5), QBR (66.4), yards per attempt (8.0) and interception rate (1.3%), and had the second-most rushing touchdowns (13) of any quarterback in NFL history. As a team, Philadelphia finished in the top three in scoring, total yards, first downs, rushing touchdowns, and red zone efficiency during the regular season, with top-five marks in rushing yards, third down efficiency and turnover avoidance.
Philadelphia erupted for 268 yards on 6.1 yards per carry last week against New York, and running back Miles Sanders was a top-eight player in rushing yards (1,269) and rushing touchdowns (11) this season. With a pair of 1,000-yard wide receivers in A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith on the outside, Philadelphia is diverse and talented on offense. See which team to pick here.
How to make 49ers vs. Eagles picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Over the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Sunday's Eagles vs. 49ers NFC Championship Game 2023 showdown? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Hunt's 2023 NFC Championship Game picks, all from the expert who's 37-22 on Eagles picks, and find out.