Last Updated on October 4, 2020
- The SF 49ers are 7-point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles for Week 4 Sunday Night Football
- San Francisco is 2-1 as the favorite against the spread this season.
- Each of the last five Eagles road games have gone over the total points
- The 49ers have won 17 of their last 22 games.
Sunday Night Football features a Week 4 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. The 49ers are banged up, but off to a 2-1 start while the Eagles are still searching for their first win. If Carson Wentz and the offense can’t figure things out, the shorthanded Niners could make quick work of Philly.
The 49ers are dropping in Super Bowl odds, but don’t sleep on the defending NFC champion. Philly came into the season as a team that many thought would make a run at the NFC East, but they are off to a brutal 0-2-1 start.
Here’s our Action Rush Sunday Night Football Preview with everything you need to know about the matchup, odds, spread, betting angles, and public backing. And of course, we’ll top it all off with a prediction and pick.
49ers – Eagles Odds Week 4
The 49ers are coming off of two blowout victories so it’s no surprise to see them open as heavy favorites in Week 4. San Francisco is -7 on the spread line and -286 against Philadelphia on the moneyline. Those moneyline odds roughly translates to a 74% chance to win.
There are a couple of options for the total points. On some sportsbooks, the over-under is set to 44.5, but it’s up to 45.5 at others. Take the higher number if you are looking for the under and the lower number if you’re taking the over.
SNF Preview & Betting Angles
Well, it’s not exactly clear who will and won’t be available for the 49ers in Sunday’s game, but it’s a safe bet to assume that plenty of difference-makers will be sidelined. Joey Bosa and Solomon Thomas are definitely going to be out after tearing their ACLs in Week 2. Jordan Reed will also miss the game after sustaining an MCL injury in Week 3.
For some of the other big names like George Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Raheem Mostert, among others, Week 4 is still up in the air. Even Jerick McKinnon, who filled in for Mostert at running back, had to leave Week 3 early with an injury.
Regardless, will it even matter? The 49ers have been banged up for the last two weeks and they still beat the Jets and Giants by a combined score of 67-22. Head coach Kyle Shanahan makes life easy for his backup quarterback, Nick Mullens, to move the ball and the defense always seems to remain tight. San Francisco is a dangerous team even with second- and third-stringers on the field.
Although they haven’t been hit quite as hard, the Eagles are not immune from injuries. tight end Dallas Goedert and cornerback Avonte Maddox will miss Sunday’s game as well.
But more important for Philly than injuries will be trying to get Carson Wentz back on track. After being a legitimate MVP candidate just a few years ago, Wentz has regressed so far this season and the Philly offense is scuffling as a result. The Eagles are averaging fewer than 20 points per game and Wentz has twice as many interceptions as he does passing touchdowns. In fact, Wentz is leading the NFL in interceptions so far this season.
It’s on Doug Pederson and the coaching staff to figure out how to right the ship after the team’s 0-2-1 start. If Philly can score some points, the over on the total points looks like a pretty safe bet here. The Niners seem to score no matter who they have in the lineup.
How To Watch Eagles vs. 49ers Sunday Night
Sunday Night Football can be found on its home at NBC every Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET. Although Mike Tirico will be filling in for Al Michaels on some games this season, this Sunday Night Football game will be the regular crew. Michaels will handle play-by-play duties with Cris Collinsworth as the game analyst and Michele Tafoya roaming the sidelines.
Choosing the first scoring play is always one of the most exciting props on the board. If you’re looking at that game prop, it makes sense to look at the “Touchdown Scorer” player prop. Keep an eye on the quarterback matchup in this one too.
All props via DraftKings Sportsbook.
First Scoring Play:
49ers Touchdown +155
49ers Field Goal +285
Eagles Touchdown +285
Eagles Field Goal +460
49ers Safety +5500
Eagles Safety +5500
|Greg Ward Jr.||+200||+200||+325|
|Carson Wentz||Over 232.5 (-112)||Under 232.5 (-112)|
|Nick Mullens||Over 265.5 (-112)||Under 265.5 (-112)|
|Carson Wentz||Over 1.5 (+136)||Under 1.5 (-175)|
|Nick Mullens||Over 1.5 (-182)||Under 1.5 (+145)|
Betting Picks & Score Prediction
Sportsbooks are starting to adjust to the high scoring of the 2020 season, but overs are still a strong play. With the total points on this game as low as 44.5, take the over on the points. The Eagles have too much talent to continue struggling so much on offense. On the flip side, the 49ers are an offensive juggernaut with Shanahan running the show.
Niners -7 feels like a good play too, but we have to imagine the Eagles are going to snap out of this funk sooner or later. Perhaps they need a primetime game to get the juices flowing.