FOX sports betting analyst
the San Francisco 49ers (15-4) They are the hottest team in the NFL, as the red and gold team are on a 12-game winning streak.
they face Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) the #1 seed in the conference and the team that made it the longest undefeated streak this season, in the NFC Championship Game at 3 p.m. Sunday (FOX app and FOX Sports).
So how should you bet on this powerful match? We have you covered, with three reasons to bet on the 49ers – with cross odds FOX Pete.
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San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles (3 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX app and FOX Sports)
San Francisco 49ers
Deadly offensive prowess
Jalen Hurts Possibly the best player in the NFL this season.
But the Niners’ attack is even more frightening.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan has the entire arsenal at his disposal Christian McCaffreyAnd Debo SamuelAnd George Keitel And Brandon Ayuk Everything is healthy in time. Rising midfielder Brooke Purdy He has weapons And Protection, which are the two most important factors for the growth of a youngster.
You literally can’t stop all game makers. I overcommit to McCaffrey, and Kettle is wide open in the middle. Samuel bows and risks leaving Ewok alone in covering man. It is a very difficult offense to stop. San Francisco uses so many different formations that the defense doesn’t know what’s going to happen next.
Do not ignore Ruby Gold, As for. It is automatic with three points.
Niners are no strangers to this stage
Consistent success is the norm in San Francisco.
This is the Niners’ third NFC Championship game in four seasons, and the only reason they haven’t made a deep run in 2020 is because the team has been decimated by injuries. When healthy, she’s proven to be the cream of the crop in heavy conference.
There’s no ignoring Philadelphia’s potential, but the Eagles’ current heart hasn’t won Jack yet. They’ve also blasted through the easiest schedule in the league, and arguably the signature win came against overkill dallas (26-17 on Oct. 16).
I’ll take the team that has a proven playoff pedigree.
Defense wins championships
San Francisco’s defense is the best in football.
There is a star on every level [Nick Bosa, Fred Warner, Talanoa Hufanga]Three players can take over the game.
The Niners have allowed the fewest points per game this season [16.3]And ahead of the ultra-light seven they held opponents to under 80 rushing yards per contest. They are very physical up front and let’s not forget that full back Dre Greenlaw and tackle Javon Kinlaw Both have recently returned to the fold.
I can’t wait to watch the chess match between defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Hurts. Ryans has done an exceptional job with San Francisco players over the past five seasonsAnd And I would expect that talented bunch to stop Hurts from playing the beast game on the floor.
If the Niners take Hurts legs, they’ll go to Arizona.
pluck or pluck: 49 players (+2.5 at FOX Bet) to lose by less than 2.5 points (or win outright)
Sam Panayotovich is a sports betting analyst at FOX Sports and NESN. He previously worked for WGN Radio, NBC Sports, and VSiN. Likely to pick against your favorite team. Follow him on Twitter @spshoot.
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