Is the underdog the smart bet in Sunday's 49ers vs. Chiefs matchup at 1:00 PM ET? Or will San Francisco bounce back from last Sunday night's embarrassing performance against the Ravens and emerge as a double-digit favorite?
Chances of playing and betting
123 San Francisco 49ers (-14) at 124 Washington Commanders (+14); o/u 49.5
1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 31, 2023
FedExField, Landover, MD
General betting information 49ers vs. Chiefs
Our NFL public betting info page shows that 69% of public bettors are currently backing the Commanders. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
San Francisco 49ers DFS Spin
49ers QB Brock Purdy (Stinger) was removed from the injury report and will start Week 17 against the Chiefs. Purdy was hurt for the second straight game in Week 16 against the Ravens, but he'll be good to go against the Chiefs. Washington has been producing at quarterback this season and will now be without their top two cornerbacks, not exactly what they had in mind with a team that is giving up the third most points per game this season.
Washington DFS commanders rotate
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Jacoby Brist (hamstring, questionable) A decision is expected for Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game against the 49ers.
It's a nightmare for fantasy managers who were counting on Brissett backing up Terry McLaurin and Co. for Sunday's Finals. The only good news is that at least one game is at 1pm ET. However, Brissett will be at risk of an in-game aggravation after suffering a concussion in Thursday's practice. Brissett is now a very shaky superflex option.
49ers vs. Chiefs betting trends
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone over in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
In 5 of Washington's last 6 games, the over/under has ended
The total has ended in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
49ers vs. Chiefs Prediction:
take over The Commanders have scored 28 or more points in six straight games, the longest streak in franchise history. The last team to do that in seven games was the Lions in 2020-21 (eight games). In other words, this Washington defense stinks. And you know Kyle Shanahan and company love to wipe last week's performance out of their mouths.
The total has been exceeded in four of the Niners' last five games, and the total has been cashed in five of the Commanders' last six games. Over is also 4-1 in the Commanders' last 5 home games and has won 4 of their last 5 games against conference opponents.
49ers vs. NFL Prediction Commanders: Over 49.5