The NFC Conference Final scheduled for this Sunday features the overall two best squads in the National Conference. Philadelphia Eagles VS San Francisco 49ers face-off is a highly anticipated game.
San Francisco became NFC West champions after winning over the Seattle Seahawks in the Wildcard competition, it also defeated Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round.
Philadelphia on its own part didn’t lead the NFC East, but it had the best record in the Eastern Conference. They secured their record during the first weekend of the playoffs before settling down to defeat the New York Giants 7-38.
Predictions and Betting Preview for Philadelphia Eagles VS San Francisco 49ers NFC Conference Final Game
- Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- When: Sunday, January 29, 2023
- Time: 12:00 GMT
- Teams to play: Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers
- NFL Picks: MONEYLINE UNDER 46.5
Odds provided by 1XBet and BetMGM.
Betting On The Philadelphia Eagles
Regular Season Record: 14-3 (NFC East Champion – NFC 1st seed )
- 1XBet Spread: -2.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 1.69
- 1XBet Over/Under: Under 46.5
- BetMGM Spread: -2.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.67
- BetMGM Over/Under: Under 46.5
The Philadelphia Eagles entered the match stronger than they’ve been, thanks to their bye week which they got by being the NFC’s best record and for ending their Divisional Round match with the New York Giants early on.
Philadelphia went into the break with a 0-28 lead, and the second half of the game, was merely to keep up appearances. The Eagles are recognised by many fans as one of the best teams in the regular round because its performance is consistent and each of its lines is impressive.
Nick Sirianni’s team gets its power from the offense, which is spearheaded by Jalen Hurts. His ball-throwing ability and great speed send fear into the hearts of opponents’ defenders.
It doesn’t come as a shock that the Eagles which are the best scoring team in the campaign recorded 268 rushing yards against the Giants and that they scored three out of five touchdowns using the same strategy. Can they pull off the same trick against the 49ers?
The answer to that question will define Sunday’s game. The Eagles’ defense is top 5 in the NFL. Although despite being above the League’s average, it has a weakness which is stopping the opponents’ rushing game. This Achilles heel for Philadelphia is exactly where the 49ers’ strengths lie.
To recap, Philadelphia places as one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they allowed the lowest total passing yards in the season, they also have more catches than other teams, registering 70.
Betting On The San Francisco 49ers
Regular Season Record: 13-4 (NFC West Champion – 2nd NFC seed)
- 1XBet Spread: +2.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 2.178
- 1XBet Over/Under: Over 46.5
- BetMGM Spread: +2.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 2.25
- BetMGM Over/Under: Over 46.5
The San Francisco 49ers made it through their Wild Card and Divisional Round Games last week, before playing their first major pre-Super Bowl challenge.
San Francisco entered the game a bit down in the betting, even if their performance in the conference put them above the Eagles for some weeks, although they had a lower record than their opponents.
Kyle Shanahan’s boys won the Dallas Cowboys at home, the Cowboys fought till the end, but cracked under the weight of the best defense in the league. Dallas could barely score 12 points and 282 total yards. Dak Prescott the quarterback was intercepted on a couple of occasions.
The 49ers’ record shouldn’t also come as a surprise, especially since they finished first in the NFL in fewest points allowed (277), fewest total yards allowed (5,110) and most interceptions (20).
San Francisco’s offensive line is where they have problems. While in 7 of their last 10 games, the 49ers scored over 30 points, Dallas’ good defense which is almost the same as the Eagles’, rushed Brock Purdy several times.
Purdy could only amount 214 yards in the game, and the 49ers barely registered a touchdown, facilitated by Christian McCaffrey’s run. San Francisco finished with a total of 312 total yards, and the prowess that fans expected from the offense for some reason didn’t make it to the fight against the Cowboys’ defense.
The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers both have top defenses that can stop the two best offenses in the conference any time and in any matchup. With that in mind, the 49ers and Eagles also have the two best offenses in the NFL because of their dynamism in attack.
These two teams have top defenses, capable of stopping the best offenses in the circuit at any time and in any circumstance. That said, the 49ers and the Eagles also have in their possession two of the best offenses in the league, because of how dynamic they can be in attacking both rushing and passing.
The Dallas Cowboys controlled the San Francisco 49ers to an extent, but their rushing game can bruise Philadelphia’s defensive line. The 49ers experienced a QB of Hurt’s characteristics this campaign when they played the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes in week 7 and forfeited 44 points. So, it remains to be seen what the Eagles can do.
In the last four games between these teams, the Under was met, but since it’s the Conference Final, it will look to be a thrilling game from beginning to end. Furthermore, the game will be shouldered by two quarterbacks whose names have been on the lips of fans because of their great qualities.
More NFL Predictions for this matchup can be found on 1XBet and BetMGM, alongside odds.
Final Prediction: Over (SF 23- PHI 26)