After getting two wins in their recent trip to New York, the San Francisco 49ers head back home, where they will look to extend the suffering of the Philadelphia Eagles. But will the Eagles end their losing skid by getting it together for at least a game? Or will the 49ers win their third game in a row?
Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs San Francisco 49ers Regular Season Week 4 Game on October 4, 2020
Where: Levi’s Stadium
When: Sunday, October 4, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (+7)
Regular Season Record: 0-2-1
After going winless through three weeks, it might be time to worry for the Eagles, who settled for a 23-23 time at home against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Ravaged by injuries and weighed down by turnovers, the Eagles failed to capitalize on beating a Bengals team with a rookie quarterback. Carson Wentz went 29-of-47 for 225 passing yards and a touchdown, but had two interceptions and a fumble (recovered). Wide receiver Greg Ward emerged as a new threat downfield for the Eagles, as the former college quarterback reeled in eight catches on 11 targets for 72 receiving yards. Help could be on the way for the Eagles’ passing attack, with DeSean Jackson angling for a return in Week 4, as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. It’s likely going to be up on the Eagles’ defense to carry the team against San Francisco, which is also dealing with a rash of injuries on both ends of the field. The Eagles are fifth in the league in total defense with just 330.7 total yards allowed per game and fourth with only 4.8 yards per play surrendered.
The over is 5-0 in the Eagles’ last five road games.
Betting on the San Francisco 49ers (-7)
Regular Season Record: 2-1
With backup quarterback Nick Mullens under center for the team in lieu of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers still managed to destroy the New York Giants on the road in Week 3, 36-9. Mullens embarrassed the Giants’ defense by throwing for 343 passing yards and a touchdown without an interception on 25-of-36 completions. Three different 49ers each rushed for a touchdown, while the team’s defense suffocated the Giants attack. Mullens (or Garoppolo) could get a huge weapon in Week 4 against the Eagles, with star tight end George Kittle, who’s already practicing after missing the last two games with a knee injury. This is bad news for the Eagles, who have been terrorized by opposing tight ends this season, with four touchdowns allowed to players in that position over the past three weeks. San Francisco is second in the league with just 15.3 points allowed per game, though, that will have to be taken with the context that the 49ers have faced two putrid New York offenses. That said, the Eagles are not exactly a glowing offensive team, either.
The 49ers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall.
The 49ers win, 23-20.
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