SNF: Week 4 Eagles-49ers Betting Preview
Week 4 of the NFL season is here with a lot of uncertainty with a handful of teams having players testing positive for COVID, but the Philadelphia Eagles traveling to play the 49ers in San Francisco is still on. We will take a look at some of the best bets for this week’s Sunday night game. All odds are brought to you by our friends at FanDuel.
Odds: 49ers -7.5, Over/Under 45
Since dropping the season opener at home against the Cardinals, the 49ers have reeled off two consecutive wins in impressive fashion, outscoring both New York teams by a combined score of 67-22.
49ers backup quarterback Nick Mullens has come in and delivered off the bench as he threw for over 343 yards and a touchdown in the blowout win over the Giants last week. On the flip side, the Eagles are still searching for their first win after last week’s tie against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Both teams come into the game with some injury issues. With the 49ers playing without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and on the defensive side of the ball, they will be without defensive ends Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas.
The Eagles will be without wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and tight end Dallas Goedert. Looking at how these teams have fared against the spread as of late, the 49ers are riding a hot streak when they come into games as the favorite as they are 5-1 against the spread in such games. The Eagles haven’t covered all year and are 0-4 ATS.
Best Bet: 49ers -7.5
George Kittle Over/Under 52.5 Receiving Yards
Tight end George Kittle returns to the lineup after a two-week absence with a knee injury to face an Eagles defense who has had issues covering tight ends this year, especially near the red zone as they have allowed four touchdowns to opposing tight ends this year. During the 2019 season, Kittle had over 53 yards receiving in 12 of the 16 games he played and proved to be one of the best tight ends in all of the NFL.
Best Bet: Over 52.5 Receiving Yards
Miles Sanders Over/Under 63.5 Rushing Yards
If the Eagles have any chance of winning this game, they will have to get Miles Sanders the ball in the run game. Carson Wentz is already limited with playmakers on the ball’s offensive side with the injuries the Eagles have experienced within the skill positions. Sanders is averaging over 5.0 yards a carry this season and has rushed for 95 yards in both games he has played this season. With Wentz struggling coming out of the gates in 2020, the running game can be his best friend and take the pressure off the passing game.
Best Bet: Over 63.5 Rushing Yards
Nick Mullens Over/Under 263.5 Passing Yards
As mentioned earlier, Mullens has been lights out in the limited action he has seen during the 2020 season. He will face a larger test this Sunday night going against an Eagles defense, which currently is allowing 224 passing yards a game which ranks seventh in the NFL. The Eagles defense put pressure on rookie quarterback Joe Burrow all last week, resulting in eight sacks, and you can expect the same this week as they will try to rattle the third-year quarterback.
Best Bet: Under 263.5 Passing Yards