The NFL Postseason 2023 concludes its second weekend on Sunday with an NFC Divisional Round match between the San Francisco 49ers Vs Dallas Cowboys.
After winning the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 31-14, the Cowboys secured a clean victory in the Wild Card round as the visiting team, while the 49ers defeated the Seahawks 23-41 at home.
Dallas earned a solid victory in the Wild Card round after beating the Buccaneers by a score of 31-14 as the visiting team, while San Francisco beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-41 at home.
Predictions and Betting Preview for San Francisco 49ers VS Dallas Cowboys NFC Divisional Round Game
- Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara Park, California.
- When: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
- Time: 15:30 GMT
- Teams to play: San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys
- NFL Expert Picks: UNDER 46.5
Odds by BetMGM and 1XBet.
Betting On The San Francisco 49ers
Season record: 13-4 (NFC West Champion – 2nd seed NFC)
- 1XBet Spread: -3.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 1.51
- 1XBet Over/Under: Under 46.5
- BetMGM Spread: -4
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.50
- BetMGM Over/Under: Under 46.5
The San Francisco 49ers had an easy win over the Seattle Seahawks during the Wild Card round and are still the odds-on favourite in the National Conference to reach the Super Bowl.
In the regular round, the 49ers have 11 consecutive wins thanks to the outstanding solidity in all of its areas, despite the presence of the rookie Brock Purdy as starting quarterback.
Purdy who replaced the injured Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, has been a superlative performer and has the offense skills of a veteran player. Against the Seahawks, the acting Purdy who replaced the injured Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, has been a superlative performer and has the offense skills of a veteran player. Against the Seahawks, the acting quarterback threw 332 yards with three touching passes and handled a roster loaded with stellar weapons to perfection.
San Francisco’s runner Christian McCaffrey is one of the best in the circuit. They also have other fantastic options like Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle. All of these names are what give Kyle Shanahan the most dynamic offense in the league.
Additionally, the 49ers during their 11-game winning streak, scored at least 30 points eight times. If the best defense in the league gets this type of support, they won’t be victorious in matches.
The 49ers have led almost every major defensive category in the NFL after finishing with the lowest points allowed (277), lowest total yards conceded (5,110), and the most interceptions gained (20). In addition, they were second in fumbles recovered (30), the lowest total yards on the ground (1,321), and average yards per carry (3.4).
Betting On The Dallas Cowboys
Season record: 12-5 (1st wild card – 4th NFC seed)
- 1XBet Spread: +3.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 2.605
- 1XBet Over/Under: Over 46.5
- BetMGM Spread: +4
- BetMGM Moneyline: 2.65
- BetMGM Over/Under: Over 46.5
The Dallas Cowboys had a great start to the 2023 NFL postseason by clinching an eight-game winless streak on a road that dated back to the 1993 playoffs.
Dallas completely dominated the Buccaneers all through the game, thanks to Dak Prescott’s wonderful performance. The quarterback has silenced the naysayers concerning his insecurity problems in the postseason.
Prescott ended with 305 yards passing and four touchdowns numbers which won him his duel with Tom Brady, who finished the campaign leading Tampa Bay’s offense with a complex loss.
However, the quarterback wasn’t the offensive sensation for the Cowboys, Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott got the spotlight. The running back duo showed off their skills, bringing in more good news for Mike McCarthy who is gearing up to take on the league’s best defense.
Speaking of defense, Dallas is placed in the top five on the circuit along San Francisco. And, on Monday night they disgraced Brady and the Buccaneers, which wasn’t too hard because Bucs finished as the weakest offenses in the whole NFL.
The 49ers have more weapons in their arsenal, and it remains to be seen if the Cowboys can stop Brock Purdy.
Dallas has enough arguments, as the third unit with the most number of catches (54) and the ninth most efficient in the red zone by allowing only 52% effectiveness of touchdowns to their opponents.
After their visit to Tampa Bay, the Cowboys have evoked a great feeling, but it should be noted that the Buccaneers were the only team in the postseason with a negative record and their offense was one of the worst ones in the NFL.
The 49ers are not the same as the Buccaneers and their only weakness, which hasn’t happened yet is an inexperienced Brock Purdy being in the middle of the offense.
One thing Dallas does well is applying pressure on the opposition’s quarterback, which is the same thing they did to Tom Brady on Monday and are hoping to recreate with San Francisco if they are to have a winning chance.
San Francisco’s offensive weapons are unlimited and the touchdowns shouldn’t take too long to come in. The question however is if Dak Prescott and crew can do some damage to a defense that has allowed lower than 20 points nine times in its last nine wins.