The NFC Championship Game kicks off Sunday at 3 p.m. We’re diving into 49ers vs. Eagles player props to investigate the quality of some plus-money wagers that may be worthy of consideration.
49ers vs. Eagles NFC Championship Player Props & Odds
Note: Odds for 49ers vs. Eagles player props and other NFC Championship Game wagers are subject to change prior to kick-off.
49ers vs. Eagles Plus-money Player Props to Consider
A.J. Brown, Deebo Samuel Anytime TD Scorers
Brown led the Eagles with 11 touchdowns. He serves as their primary and most dangerous receiver and is a threat to win deep or bully defenders on shorter routes.
Meanwhile, any lingering concerns about Samuel’s high-ankle sprain were put to rest against the Seattle Seahawks in the wildcard round.
We’re not suggesting bettors drop a band on either of these two plays, but they are lay-ups, relatively speaking.
A.J. Brown Under 4.5 Receptions | DeVonta Smith Over 5.5 Receptions
Brown has finished Under 5 receptions in three straight games, and it’s worth appreciating that Brown’s value isn’t based on sheer catch volume. That doesn’t mean we’re leaning Under, but Brown is a player who can inflict a world of damage, even on four receptions.
Those who like Brown Under 4.5 receptions would be wise to consider Over 5.5 receptions for Smith. It was Smith, not Brown, who led the Eagles in receptions. He’s gone Over 5.5 in four straight contests and nine times overall (including last week’s playoff win vs. the Giants).
Brandon Aiyuk First TD Scorer
Aiyuk led the 49ers in targets, receptions, and receiving yards while hauling in eight touchdowns. He’s contending with the likes of Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, and Samuel. Naturally, that’s going to add length to his first TD scorer odds, a prop that is already relatively long by nature.
Sometimes selecting a great plus-money prop is about identifying who is capable of delivering a big play in a given moment. Aiyuk certainly has the physical attributes to kick off Sunday’s scoring with an early spike.
Jalen Hurts Under 20.5 Pass Attempts | Over 0.5 Interceptions
Hurts had nine games Under 20.5 pass attempts this season, and he rushed fewer than 10 times in five of them. Even if he doesn’t tuck and run as frequently as he has at times, it doesn’t mean he’s going to simply replace those runs with passes.
Bettors may want to consider play volume on Saturday and which team they think will dictate tempo. The Eagles ran the fifth most plays while the 49ers defended the seventh fewest.
Hurts only threw six interceptions this season, so on paper, it’s not a promising bet. However, when it comes to one interception, we don’t necessarily need Hurts to commit a mistake. The Niners – league-leaders in interceptions – can come up with one interception by making a great play of their own or simply by being at the right place at the right time.