This Sunday the Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) will host the San Francisco 49ers (0-7) in a matchup of the NFC’s best record vs the worst. Kickoff is set for 1:00 EST at Lincoln Financial Field and will be televised locally on FOX.
Oddsmakers currently have Philadelphia listed as a 13-point home with the total set at 46 points. Click here for a complete look at our Week 8 NFL betting schedule and for more links to our game previews.
Eagles vs 49ers Vegas Betting Odds & Game Preview
San Francisco comes in off a 10-40 loss at home to the Cowboys as a mere 6-point underdog. It snapped a streak of close games for the 49ers, who had each of their previous 5 games all decided by 3-points or less. The 49ers are still a profitable 4-3 ATS on the season.
Philadelphia enters off a 34-24 win and cover at home over the Redskins on Monday Night Football as a 4.5-point favorite. The Eagles are working on a 5-game winning streak and have covered the spread in each of their last 4 contests.
NFL Betting Predictions & Free Pick Against the Spread: 49ers +13
I would have to take the near two touchdowns with the 49ers in this one. I think this is a great time to buy low on the 49ers, who are coming off that ugly game against the Cowboys. I already mentioned how competitive San Francisco has been. They could just easily be sitting here with a winning record instead of 0-7.
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At the same time, this feels like a good spot to jump off the Eagles bandwagon. That public was all over the Eagles in their blowout win over the Redskins on Monday Night Football and will be quick to back them here, as the 49ers are a team they love to fade. That win also seemed to be the one that really convinced people that this might be the best team in the league. Something many people were hesitant to say, despite the record.
Not only are we getting great line value here, but I also think this will be a difficult spot for Philadelphia to show up with their “A” game. They hear what everyone is saying about them and probably feel like the 49ers are no match for them. That’s when you not only let a team stick around, but lose outright.
Let’s also not discount the fact that the Eagles are playing on a short week of rest after their game on Monday Night Football and their first full game without the services of star left tackle Jason Peters. That’s a massive blow, as elite left tackles are hard to come by and chances are the offense won’t be the same from here on out.
Philadelphia is just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played on Sunday after playing on MNF the previous week. The Eagles are also 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games vs a team with a losing road record. 49ers are 4-1 ATS last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS last 7 off a SU loss.