A game that looked much more enticing a few weeks back is set for Sunday, October 4, 2020, when the Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) visit the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) in a game that is riddled with injured players. Philadelphia stinks and San Francisco should be a power once they get their key players back. This game will air live on NBC at 8:20 p.m. EST.
The Philadelphia Eagles offense has been atrocious this season as they are averaging 19.7 points per game and 363.3 yards, 245.7 passing and 117.7 rushing. Defensively the Eagles have been hurt by their offense as they are allowing 29.0 points and 358.7 yards, 252.3 through the air and 106.3 on the ground.
Even with all the injuries San Francisco has been good on both sides of the ball, which is a little schedule driven, as they are averaging 29.0 points per game and 400.7 yards, 268.0 through the air and 132.7 on the ground. On defense, the 49ers are allowing just 15.3 points per game and 312.7 yards, 196.0 passing and 116.7 rushing.
Below is my best bet for Week 4 action between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. All lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Odds: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers (-6.5): O/U 45 (-110/-110)
The Philadelphia Eagles stink. Philadelphia hosted the Cincinnati Bengals and needed a fourth quarter comeback to get a 23-23 tie. Cincinnati was the better team all day, but three drives that could have ended in touchdowns ended in field goals and costed them the game. Carson Wentz struggled yet against as he threw for 225 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Running back Miles Sanders, 95 rush yards, and wide receiver Greg Ward, 72 yards and one touchdown, were the only good Eagles on the day. The Philadelphia offense had 381 total yards of offense and two turnovers.
San Francisco played their second consecutive game in New Jersey and came away with their second consecutive win as they beat the New York Giants 36-9. Nick Mullens started at QB for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo and passed for 343 yards and one touchdown against a lifeless Giants defense. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 15 yards and one touchdown and added an additional 54 yards through the air and one more touchdown. The San Francisco 49ers held the Giants offense to just 231 total yards and force three turnovers.
Series History: Philadelphia won the most recent meeting, back in 2017, but San Francisco leads the all-time series 19-13-1.
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers Pick:
Game Prediction: San Francisco rolls. Give me 49ers -6.5 Sunday night.
2020-2021 NFL Season Picks Results: 13-5