49ers vs Eagles NFC Conference Championship: 49ers Confident With Winning Rookie QB Brock Purdy Under Center

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated January 25, 2023
4 min read
  • San Francisco 49ers confident with winning rookie QB Brock Purdy under center

  • Last week, the Philly Eagles let by Jalen Hurts crushed the New York Giants 38-7

  • Watch 49ers vs Eagles live on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 3:00 PM ET on FOX

49ers vs Eagles NFC Conference Championship Odds

49ers vs Eagles Odds

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San Francisco 49ers

+2.5 (-102)

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Philadelphia Eagles

-2.5 (-114)

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49ers vs Eagles NFC Conference Championship Picks

POINT SPREAD: San Francisco 49ers +2.5 (-102) at WynnBet

POINTS TOTAL: Over 45.5 (-110) at BetRivers

SPECIAL: QB Prop: Passing Yards Brock Purdy O220.5 (-115) at BetMGM

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49ers vs Eagles Predictions

POINT SPREAD: San Francisco 49ers +2.5 (-102) at WynnBet

This NFL playoffs NFC title game matchup features the two best teams in the conference as the #2 seed San Francisco 49ers travel due east to face the #1 seeded Philadelphia Eagles, both teams with young, capable QBs who engage different styles of play and target an array of effective playmakers while the league’s top two defenses figure out skillful ways to get their offense back on the field.

The Eagles are playing at home at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia so they will have the noisy and football clever crowd on their side, but the oddsmakers tell us that the San Fran 49ers have covered the spread in each of their last nine games against NFC opponents, so we like them to do that here which means that their rookie QB will have taken them to the Super Bowl.

Be sure to watch for the Eagles’ scrambling QB Jalen Hurts to make a difference in this game, so far in this (his third) NFL season he has 22 TD passes and just 6 INTS as well as 165 carries for 760 yards and 13 rushing TDs, a scoring machine who has a unique ability to avoid tacklers while being able to hit his targets while on the run, his best WR A.J. Brown always a threat to break open deep.

POINTS TOTAL: Over 45.5 (-110) at BetRivers

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These are two of the league’s top offenses squaring off, the Forty Niners the fifth most productive this season and the Eagles with the third best offense in the NFL, those two squads averaging a combined 54.6 points per game (San Fran posts 26.5 ppg and the Eagles average 28.1 ppg), that being well over what this bet calls for so we like the over here from BetRivers.

This could be a defensive struggle especially if the Pennsylvania winter weather becomes a factor, the league’s top two defenses playing in this NFC Conference title, the 49ers with the number one squad after allowing opponents 16.3 points per game, and the Eagles allowing the teams they play to score 20.2 points per game, their number two unit filled with game breakers.

One player to watch here is San Fran RB Christian McCaffrey who came over from Carolina mid-season, a dual threat out of the backfield who has had 329 touches this season for 1,880 total yards from scrimmage and 10 total TDs, his injured calf making him questionable to play in this one as he would be facing an Eagles’ defense that is ranked 17th against the run.

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49ers vs Eagles Odds

QB Prop: Passing Yards

Brock Purdy

O220.5 (-115)

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One of the best stories to come out of the NFL’s 2022 / 23 season is San Francisco 49ers rookie QB Brock Purdy, a 23-year-old Iowa State product who was forced to start once the other two before him fell to injury, with Trey Lance (ankle) ending his season first and then Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) ending his soon after, it’s been up to the last pick of the NFL Draft to get the job done.

And he has, winning every game he has started which is why he is featured in this Conference title prop bet by BetMGM where the bettor must guess whether Purdy will be able to post 221 passing yards during this game or if it will be less, a fun way to watch this former 2x First-team All-Big 12 who completed 114 passes off 170 attempts for 1,374 yards and 13 TDs with just 4 INTs.

We like the over even though he will be facing an Eagles defense that is number one against the pass after allowing opponents to average 180 passing yards per game, and Purdy will be facing a Philly secondary that has such talented pass breakers as CBs Darius Slay and James Bradberry who get double team help from star safeties C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Marcus Epps.

How to Watch 49ers vs Eagles

  • What: San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles

  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA

  • When: Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 3:00 PM ET

  • How: FOX

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