SNF Picks: San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFL Picks, Predictions 10/4/20
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Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1) at San Francisco 49ers (2-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers meet Sunday in week 4 NFL action at Levi's Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles need a victory here to avoid a brutal winless record through the first four weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last eight road games. Carson Wentz is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 737 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz have combined for 268 receiving yards and two touchdowns while DeSean Jackson has 10 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 117.7 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 190 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 29 points and 330.7 yards per game. Nathan Gerry leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 25 tackles, Brandon Graham has three sacks and Rodney McLeod has two pass deflections.
The San Francisco 49ers look for a third straight victory to improve a solid 3-1 on the season. The San Francisco 49ers have split their last six home games. Nick Mullens is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 414 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Mullens and Jimmy Garoppolo have combined for five touchdown passes and one interception this season. Kendrick Bourne and Raheem Mostert have combined for 274 receiving yards and one touchdown while Brandon Aiyuk has seven receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 132.7 yards per contest, and Robert Mostert leads the way with 148 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 15.3 points and 304 yards per game. Fred Warner leads the San Francisco 49ers with 28 tackles, Kerry Hyder Jr. has two sacks and Jaquiski Tartt has one interception.
The Eagles are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in October, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 4 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games in October and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 41-20 in Eagles last 61 road games. The over is 6-2 in 49ers last 8 home games. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The San Francisco 49ers remain the most banged up team in the NFL and that includes Garoppolo who is still questionable. However, I don't see how anybody can be eager to back the Eagles in their current form regardless of how many points they're getting. The Eagles have looked lifeless on both sides of the ball for the most part and Wentz is experiencing one of the worst stretches of his career. After how the Eagles blew the game last week against the Bengals, I assume the last thing they want to do is catch a flight across the country to play a physical and well coached 49ers squad. I'd like to see the 49ers get some key players back from injury, but I'd back them either way in this spot as a fade from the Eagles.
I'll take the 49ers by a touchdown.