Detroit Lions vs San Francisco 49ers NFL Betting prediction

NFL: Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Prediction 1/28/2024

The Detroit Lions (12-5) travel to face off against the San Francisco 49ers (12-5) on Sunday, January 28th. This game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Levi’s Stadium and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 6:30 ET.

Lions vs 49ers

The Lions Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent matchup, the Lions secured a win against the Buccaneers, with a final score of 31-23. Against the spread, the Lions’ 8-point win was enough to cover as 6.5-point favorites.

Facing the Buccaneers, the Lions rushed the ball 26 times, with Jahmyr Gibbs leading the team with 74 yards. Jared Goff attempted 43 passes, accumulating 287 yards and a passer rating of 103.

When facing the Tampa Bay offense in week 2, Detroit’s defense was thrown against 41 times, leading to 319 passing yards. On passing plays, the Lions gave up a completion rate of 63.4%, and they gave up a total of 408 yards of offense to the Buccaneers.

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.

The Lions have put together an above .500 record versus the spread this season, currently at 13-6. Their average scoring margin for this season is +3.9. This season Detroit games are 2nd in total points. Their over/under record is 12-7, and the average over/under line for their games stands at 47.5 points.

Lions Injury Report

  • Khalil Dorsey – Illness (Out)
  • Julian Okwara – Arm (Out)
  • David Montgomery – Thigh (Out)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Out)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee/hamstring (Out)
  • Taylor Decker – Ankle (Out)
  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Knee (Out)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Jameson Williams – Suspension (Out)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)
  • Josh Paschal – Knee (Out)
  • Kerby Joseph – Hip (Out)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Out)

The 49ers Are Coming Off A Windetroit lions betting

In their last game, the 49ers hosted the Packers and won by a score of 24-21. Even with a victory, the 49ers couldn’t cover the spread against the Packers, going in favored by 10.5.

San Francisco’s offense finished with 356 yards of total offense vs. the Packers. On third down, the 49ers converted at a rate of 62.5%. Christian McCaffrey was the 49ers’ top rusher with 98 yards while Brock Purdy threw for 252 yards.

Defensively, the 49ers intercepted the Packers two times while allowing 194 passing yards. The team’s rush defense gave up 136 yards on 28 attempts.

Going into this Conference Championship NFC matchup, the 49ers have an overall record of 12-5. In the NFC-West standings, the 49ers are in 1st place and 1st in the NFC. So far, they have gone 11-2 against NFC opponents and 6-3 at home.

The 49ers have put together a record of 9-8-1 against the spread. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +10.9. This season, San Francisco games have seen an average of 46.3 points, which is 7th in the league. Their over/under record stands at 9-8-1, with an average OU line of 44.2 points.

49ers Injury Report

  • Brandon Aiyuk – Shoulder (Out)
  • Danny Gray – Shoulder (Out)
  • Samuel Womack III – Knee (Out)
  • Ambry Thomas – Knee (Out)
  • Robert Beal Jr. – Hamstring (Out)
  • Cameron Latu – Knee (Out)
  • Darrell Luter Jr. – Knee (Out)

san francisco 49ers bettingLions Offense Breakdown

Detroit’s offense comes in with an average of 27.2 points per game, which is currently 5th in the league.

In terms of passing yards, Detroit’s offense is 10th in attempts. Their average of 259.6 passing yards per game places them 3rd in the league.

At 131.8 rushing yards per game, the Lions are 7th in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 29 attempts (8th).

49ers Offense Breakdown

San Francisco’s offense comes in with an average of 28.6 points per game, which is currently 3rd in the league.

Heading into week 3, San Francisco ranks 28th in passing attempts and is averaging 8.9 yards per attempt (1). With 257.2 passing yards per game, they hold the 4th spot in the league.

Per attempt, the 49ers are averaging 4.8 yards while carrying the ball an average of 29.1 times per contest. In terms of yardage, they are 4th in the league.

Lions Team Defense

The Lions’ defense has, on average, allowed 344.6 yards and 23.2 points per contest (23rd). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 63.1% completion rate and yielded 28 passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 2nd in the NFL.

49ers Team Defense

San Francisco is 3rd in points allowed defensively. So far, their opponents are putting up an average of 17.7 points per game, accumulating 305.4 yards per contest.

Lions vs 49ers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Lions have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 8-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 23 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last ten home games, San Francisco has an ATS record of just 6-3-1. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 28 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Lions have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Although the 49ers have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Lions vs 49ers Prediction

I’m going with Detroit on the spread, with the line sitting at +7. I anticipate the Detroit rushing offense capitalizing on the vulnerabilities in San Francisco’s defense, as they struggled against Tampa Bay. Lock in Detroit at +7.

For this matchup, I’m going to be hammering the under, as our model has the Lions and 49ers combining for 51 points. Right now the over/under line is sitting at 51, so I’d recommend getting some action on the under.

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