2024 NFC Championship Game odds, line, spread, predictions: 49ers vs. Lions picks from NFL expert on 21-5 roll

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The Detroit Lions will look to make history and earn their first trip to a Super Bowl when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s 2024 NFC Championship Game from Santa Clara, Calif. The Lions (12-5), who won their first-ever NFC North Division title this season, last won a division crown in 1993, when they won the NFC Central. The 49ers (12-5), who are five-time Super Bowl champions, are looking to earn their first trip back since 2019, when they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. They also lost to the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 in Super Bowl XLVII.

Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco is a 7.5-point favorite in the latest Lions vs. 49ers odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points scored is 51.5. Before you make any 49ers vs. Lions picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine NFL expert Micah Roberts has to say, considering his mastery of picks involving the 49ers.

Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20-plus years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos’ book director. He is 18-12-2 over his last 32 NFL picks, for a profit of $458. Additionally, Roberts is an astounding 21-5 (+1550) on his last 26 against the spread picks involving the 49ers. Anyone who has followed him is way up

Now, Roberts has broken down Lions vs. 49ers and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting trends for 49ers vs. Lions:

  • 49ers vs. Lions point spread: 49ers -7.5
  • 49ers vs. Lions over/under: 51.5 points
  • 49ers vs. Lions money line: 49ers -351, Lions +277
  • DET: Lions are a league-best 13-6 against the spread this season
  • SF: 49ers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home playoff games
  • 49ers vs. Lions picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why 49ers can cover

Quarterback Brock Purdy became just the fifth quarterback ever to win a playoff game in each of his first two seasons. He led the NFL in rating (113.0), ranked third in touchdown passes (31) and was fifth in passing yards (4,280) during the regular season. Purdy became the fifth player ever with eight games of a 120-plus rating in a season. Last week in the win over the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, he completed 23 of 39 passes (59%) for 252 yards and one touchdown.

Also leading the San Francisco offense is running back Christian McCaffrey. He had seven catches, 128 scrimmage yards (98 rushing, 30 receiving) and two rushing TDs in the NFC Divisional win over Green Bay. He can become the third player ever (Hall of Famers Marcus Allen and Terrell Davis) with 50-plus scrimmage yards and a touchdown in each of his first six career playoff games. He led the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,023) and rushing yards (1,459) and was tied for first in scrimmage touchdowns (21) during the regular season. See which team to pick here.

Why Lions can cover

Quarterback Jared Goff is looking for his third game in a row with 275 or more passing yards and a 100-plus rating. He is aiming for his fifth playoff game in a row with a touchdown pass and no interceptions. He ranked second in passing yards (4,575) and fourth in touchdown passes (30) during the regular season. He passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns in his last regular-season meeting against the 49ers on Sept. 12, 2021. He has two or more touchdown passes in each of his four career starts at San Francisco.

Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown had eight catches for 77 yards and his first career postseason TD last week. He can become the first player with seven or more catches in his first three career playoff games since 2018 (Michael Thomas). He was second in the NFL with a career-high 119 catches and was third with a career-high 1,515 receiving yards. He also had a career-high 10 receiving touchdowns this season. See which team to pick here.

How to make 49ers vs. Lions picks

Roberts has analyzed Lions vs. 49ers from every angle and is leaning Over the point total, but he has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.

Who wins Lions vs. 49ers in Sunday’s 2024 NFC Championship Game, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Lions vs. 49ers spread hits hard, all from the expert who is 21-5 on picks involving San Francisco, and find out.