An NFC Championship rematch headlines the Week 13 slate as the San Francisco 49ers face the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff from Lincoln Financial Field is set for 4:25 p.m. ET, as both teams are eager to justify their standing as respective Super Bowl contenders. When these two last met in January, the Eagles walked away with a 31-7 win.
The 49ers are 2.5-point road favorites against the Eagles, with all odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
49ers vs. Eagles, Week 13: Pick against the spread
After an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak earlier in the season, the 49ers have rattled off three straight wins by a convincing margin. With their offensive arsenal back in full health, San Francisco has garnered a +20.6 average scoring margin over the last three weeks, while Brock Purdy has quietly played himself into the MVP conversation. The former Mr. Irrelevant leads all quarterbacks this season with a 112.3 passer rating heading into Week 13.
It may not always be pretty, but no one can argue that the Eagles know how to win the close games. Philadelphia sports the NFL’s best record at 10-1, including a perfect 5-0 record at home. The steady play of quarterback Jalen Hurts has led the way, as he’s thrown for 2,697 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while adding 11 touchdowns on the ground.
Hurts is fresh off an MVP-level performance last week in which his rushing touchdown propelled Philadelphia to a 37-34 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills.
San Francisco is 6-5 against the spread this season, while Philadelphia is 7-2-2 overall, including a 4-0-1 mark in their last five contests. The 49ers have shown they can outscore inferior opponents with ease, but they’re not necessarily a lock to cover against equally talented foes. Additionally, the Eagles’ +5.8 average scoring margin highlights their knack for keeping games tight till the end. Expect the same as these two talented offenses match punch for punch in what will likely be a close affair through four quarters.