San Francisco 49ers (8-3) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
The San Francisco 49ers (8-3) will take on the Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, December 3rd at 4:25 PM ET in a huge NFC showdown. This battle between two of the top teams in the NFC will have major playoff implications. Our NFL picks and prediction for this matchup sees an extremely competitive game that could come down to the final possession.
The 49ers offense is known for its dynamic approach. Led by their key players’ dual threat capabilities, Christian McCaffrey has been nothing short of brilliant during 193 attempts which yielded 939 yards and 11 touchdowns on 193 rush attempts, making him a constant threat in breaking through defenses. Aiyuk has proven his prowess at moving chains forward and finding end zones; with 881 receiving yards and five touchdowns from 45 receptions showing Aiyuk can make big plays against teams like Eagles.
On the flip side, the Eagles’ offense mirrors that of the 49ers with its versatility and explosiveness. Jalen Hurts, their quarterback, has been efficient with a 68.5% completion rate, throwing for 2497 yards and 15 touchdowns while extending plays using his legs as well. D’Andre Swift is their primary running back who amassed 690 rushing yards at 4.7 yards per attempt while A.J. Brown stands out among receivers as an impactful downfield threat with 1013 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns respectively.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Game Info
|Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4:25 PM ET
|Lincoln Financial Field
|NFL Game Pass
Brock Purdy QB vs. Jalen Hurts QB
Brock Purdy has been brilliant since taking over the starter job. He has shown exceptional accuracy and decision making for a rookie. The 49ers have also simplified the playbook to highlight his strengths. Purdy spreads the ball around and takes what the defense gives him. He has multiple weapons that can break a big play after the catch. If Purdy avoids the costly turnover, the 49ers can control time of possession.
Jalen Hurts continues putting up video game numbers in his third season. He has 24 passing touchdowns and 10 more on the ground. His accuracy and ball placement have improved each season as a passer. Hurts also uses his mobility to extend plays when the pocket collapses. His connection with A.J. Brown has produced several long touchdowns. Limiting Hurts’ production with his legs will be critical for the 49ers defense.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Eagles -132, Total Odds: 45.5
The betting odds slightly favor the Eagles, with a spread of -2.5 and a moneyline of -132. The total set at 45.5 points indicates expectations of a moderately high-scoring affair. These odds reflect the Eagles’ home-field advantage and their impressive record, but the 49ers’ recent form and talent cannot be underestimated.
San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The 49ers are just 2-4 against the spread over their last 6 games. However, they have dominated straight up with a 16-4 record over the past 20 contests. San Francisco has particularly struggled to cover against Philadelphia, going 2-9 ATS over the previous 11 head-to-head matchups. The under has hit in 4 of the Niners’ last 5 visits to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
Philadelphia is rolling right now with a 4-0-1 ATS record over the past 5 contests. The Eagles are also a perfect 5-0 straight up over that span as well. Historically, Philly has defended home field well against San Francisco, owning an 8-1 outright record over the past 9 contests at Lincoln Financial Field. The total has gone under in 5 straight games between these teams.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles 12/3/23 Betting Picks
The matchup between the 49ers and Eagles is poised to be a close contest. Considering the teams’ strengths and weaknesses, along with betting trends, this game could swing either way. However, the Eagles’ home advantage and recent form make them a slightly more favorable pick.
In terms of prop bets and over/under, the game’s dynamics suggest it could be a high-scoring affair, potentially tipping over the 45.5 point line. The 49ers’ potent offense against the Eagles’ formidable defense sets the stage for an exciting battle, but the top live betting website trends lean towards the Eagles, especially with their consistent performance ATS.