49ers rookie Brock Purdy will look to extend his magical run as the starting quarterback when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Purdy was selected with the last pick (No. 262 overall) in last year’s NFL Draft and became the starter in Week 14 after injuries to the team’s top two quarterbacks, Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo. Since then, he has led the 49ers (15-4) to seven straight wins, including last week’s 19-12 victory over the Cowboys in the divisional round of the 2023 NFL playoffs. Meanwhile, the Eagles (15-3) are 15-1 this season with Jalen Hurts as the starting quarterback.
Kickoff is 3:00 PM ET. Philadelphia is a 2.5-point favorite in the last 49ers vs. Eagles odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and over/under for total score is 46. Before doing any Eagles vs. 49ers picks or NFC Championship Game predictions, you need to see which side Vegas legend and 49ers expert Micah Roberts is on.
Roberts worked in the sportsbook industry in Las Vegas for more than 20 years, including a 13-year stint as Station Casino’s book director. Armed with an elaborate network of sources, Roberts has unrivaled information in multiple sports.
He’s also been awful with his picks in games involving the 49ers. In fact, he is 16-5 in his last 21 vs. spread picks involving San Francisco. Everyone who has followed him is way up.
Now Roberts has reached out to the Eagles vs. 49ers and locked in their NFC Championship Game picks and predictions. You can go to SportsLine now to see his picks. Now, here are more NFL odds and betting lines for the 49ers vs. Eagles:
- 49ers vs Eagles spread: Philadelphia -2.5
- 49ers vs. Eagles over/under: 45.5 points
- 49ers vs. Eagles money line: Philadelphia -145, San Francisco +122
- PHI: They led the NFL in pass defense during the regular season
- SF: 49ers led league in regular season scoring defense (16.3 points per game)
- 49ers vs. Eagles picks: See picks here
Featured game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers
Why the Eagles can cover
Philadelphia has one of the best defenses in the league. Led by linebacker Haason Reddick and cornerback Darius Slay, the Eagles led the NFL in pass defense (179.8 yards per game) and ranked second in total defense (301.5) during the regular season. In the divisional round win over the Giants, the Eagles limited New York to just 109 passing yards, 227 total yards and seven scores.
Plus, Philadelphia has a big-play receiver in AJ Brown. Acquired from the Tennessee Titans in the offseason, Brown finished third in the league in the regular season in touchdown receptions (11) and ranked fourth in receiving yards (1,496). His receiving yardage broke Mike Quick’s Eagles single-season record of 1,409 set in 1983. See which team to pick here.
Why the 49ers can cover
San Francisco’s rushing attack has a strong matchup against Philadelphia’s run defense. The Eagles allowed 4.4 yards per carry to running backs during the regular season, which ranked 16th in the league. That bodes well for 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, who has 1,341 scrimmage yards (most in NFL) and 12 touchdowns (tied for most) since becoming the starter 12 games ago.
In addition, San Francisco tight end George Kittle has been on a roll. Since Week 15, the pass-catching monster has seven receiving touchdowns. That’s two more receiving touchdowns than any other player in the league during that span, despite not scoring in either playoff game. See which team to choose here.
How to make 49ers vs. Eagles pick
Now, Roberts has broken down the Eagles vs. 49ers from every angle. We can tell you that he leans over the score, but his much stronger game is on the spread. He has found a critical x-factor which means that one side of the spread is hit hard. He shares what it is, and which side to back, only on SportsLine.
So who will win the Eagles vs. 49ers in NFC Championship Game 2023? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Eagles vs. The 49ers spread you should jump on Sunday, all from the former Vegas bookmaker who is 16-5 on picks involving the 49ers, and find out.