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NFC Championship: Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Prediction

The NFC Championship will take place on Sunday night, and it will feature a pair of division winners. This game will feature the Detroit Lions visiting the San Francisco 49ers, and a trip to the Super Bowl is on the line. 

Detroit has been on a magical run all season long, capturing their first NFC North Division title in more than 30 years. The Lions carried that momentum into the postseason, sneaking past the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

San Francisco earned the top overall seed in the NFC this season, and that allowed them to have a bye in the first round. The 49ers were able to get by the Green Bay Packers to get back to this game. 

The San Francisco 49ers are seven-point betting favorites in the NFC Championship Game. 

Lions Looking to Score

The Detroit Lions averaged more than 27 points per game during the regular season, and they have kept that up so far in the playoffs. Detroit has developed a terrific rushing attack, but most of their damage is done through the air. 

Quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 564 yards so far in the postseason, and he has completed over 74 percent of his throws. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has racked up 187 receiving yards, and he can make some big plays.

There are some concerns about the defense for Detroit, and they have given up 23 points in both postseason games. Detroit will not only have to stop the run, but they also need to make plays in the secondary. 

49ers Control the Clock

You won’t find many weaknesses when looking at the San Francisco 49ers roster as this team is loaded with talent. San Francisco can put points on the board in a hurry, but they are also a team that is tough to score against. 

Quarterback Brock Purdy was in the MVP conversation all season long, and he has done a terrific job of taking care of the football. San Francisco wants to run the football, and Christian McCaffrey set the tone with 1,459 rushing yards this season. 

The 49ers are an extremely aggressive team on defense, and they will be coming after Goff in this game. If San Francisco is able to get an early lead then that will only intensify their pressure put on the Lions. 

San Francisco Dominates Detroit

It has been a magical season for the Detroit Lions, but that run is going to come to an end on Sunday. Even if the Lions are able to score enough points to keep it close, that defense is going to have a tough time. 

Christian McCaffrey is going to set the tone for the 49ers in this game, and he will be good enough to put this thing away. The defense for the Niners will have success getting after the quarterback, and this could lead to a blowout. 

Bet the San Francisco 49ers -7.0 as they are going to roll to a blowout win over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship Game.

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