This Conference Championship NFL matchup between the 49ers and Lions takes place on Sunday, January 28th at 6:30 ET. The 49ers will host the Lions at Levi’s Stadium with the game being televised on FOX. u
DETROIT LIONS VS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Lions +7
This game will be played at Levi’s Stadium at 6:30 ET on Sunday, January 28th.
WHY BET THE DETROIT LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 28-23 in favor of the 49ers.
- Our projections have Jared Goff finishing with 255.399 passing yards on 24.019/33.591 passing.
- The 49ers are projected to finish with 385 yards of offense compared to the 351 yards for the Lions.
Taking a Look at the Lions Chances on the Road
As they prepare to face the 49ers, the Lions hold a 12-5 record. Within the NFC-North, they currently sit in 1st place and are 3rd place in the NFC. Thus far this season, the Lions hold a record above .500 against the spread, marked at 13-6. Their average scoring margin in the current season is +3.9.
Regarding their offense, the Lions have an average 27.2 points per game, which places them 5th in the NFL. In the passing game, the Lions are averaging 259.6 passing yards per game, which is 3rd in the league. So far, 61.8% of their first downs have come through the passing game.
Looking at their ground game, the Lions have been carrying the ball an average of 29 times per game and are 7th in rushing yards. They have an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt.
In terms of yards allowed, the Lions are 22nd in the league while giving up 344.6 yards per contest. Detroit’s defense has allowed 23.2 points per game, placing them 23rd in the NFL.
Will San Francisco Find a Way to Win at Home?
Going into the Conference Championship, San Francisco is 1st in the NFC-West with an overall record of 12-5. Within the NFC, they find themselves in 1st place. Thus far this season, the 49ers hold a record above .500 against the spread, marked at 9-8-1. Their average scoring margin in the current season is +10.9.
On offense, the 49ers are at 28.6 points per game, putting them 3rd in the NFL. In this week’s game, San Francisco’s passing game is currently 4th in passing yards. Additionally, they are 28th in pass attempts, throwing an average of 29.4 passes each game.
With 138.9 rushing yards per game, the 49ers hold the 4th spot in the NFL. This average is coming on an average of 29.1 rushing attempts (7th).
On defense, the 49ers are currently positioned 14th in tackles for loss and 7th in sacks. Against them, opponents are scoring an average of 17.7 points per game and gaining 305.4 yards per contest.