Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Franciso 49ers SNF Pick – NFL Week 4

A pair of teams each battling their share of the injury bug will face-off to close out a busy Sunday of Week 4 NFL action.

The struggling and winless Philadelphia Eagles will travel to northern California to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams are missing a ton of key players at important positions, but as always – there’s still money to be made, folks!

Philadelphia was dreadful their last time out in Week 3, clawing back against the lowly Bengals to salvage a tie at home. They’re lucky there wasn’t fans in attendance given their performance in that contest. They’ll try to rebound in Week 4, but it’s not going to be easy – especially with their injuries at receiver and on defense. QB Carson Wentz continues to struggle, and more calls could be made to eventually turn to rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts.

For the Niners, they too have had to endure their fair share of injuries, but team chemistry and outstanding coaching thus far from Kyle Shanahan still has this group rolling and competitive in the NFC West. This week, expect San Fran to get a bit healthier as Deebo Samuel and George Kittle should return. While starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo remains sidelined, his replacement Nick Mullens showed well last Sunday.

It’s a battle between two depleted groups, but also two squads with very different outlooks for the remainder of the season. Already it’s turned bitter in Philadelphia, and another loss Sunday night could send their season spiralling out of control. Can the Niners add to the Eagles’ misery on Sunday night? Read on beneath the odds for a full game analysis as well as a betting prediction to close out your Sunday on a high note. Enjoy the game!

Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Odds:

Philadelphia Eagles +8 (-105)
@ San Francisco 49ers -8 (-115)

Over 45.5 (-110)
Under 45.5 (-110)

*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag

Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick:

CAN WENTZ STILL DO IT?
There was certainly a time when Carson Wentz was considered one of the best young quarterbacks in football. He had a great future, though ever since his return from ACL surgery – he has not looked the part. Last week, Wentz struggled mightily once again, whether it was inaccurate throws or missed reads, the Eagles’ QB can’t seem to find much rhythm from the pocket.

To make things even tougher on him, his offensive line enters Week 4 a disaster, while he will be without his top-4 options at wide receiver. Yes, that’s right – the top four wideouts for the Eagles are all sidelined. It’s a disaster scenario for Wentz as he looks to bounce back from a tough start to his campaign, but there aren’t many positive signs as he preps for the Niners’ defense.

Though San Francisco does have injuries of their own on both sides of the football – they’re getting healthy at the right time. Nick Mullens will have key receivers George Kittle and Deebo Samuel back in the fold, a duo which should be able to absolutely shred the Eagles right up the middle of the field. Philly’s linebackers are all basically replacement-level at the moment, and Mullens should thrive in short-yardage passing situations.

This line has moved significantly in the lead-up to kick-off, with some places hovering around -9 at the moment. The fact of the matter is that the Niners aren’t losing this game. They’re a much better side and are well-coached, while the Eagles look poised to go winless given their current plight. Wentz looks lost as a player and has zero support, while the Niners’ offense should destroy Philly through the air. Find a -8 and roll with the Niners to win in a rout on Sunday Night Football.

My Pick
49ers -8
Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.