Lions vs. 49ers odds and opening betting lines: San Francisco brings home ATS losing streak into NFC Championship Game

The San Francisco 49ers are 7-point favorites over the Detroit Lions in the 2024 NFC Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium, according to early odds offered at sportsbooks. Betting opened Sunday afternoon, as the Lions wrapped up their win over the Tampa Bay Bucs in the divisional round.

For underdog bettors, the Lions are available for +250 on the FanDuel moneyline, and the early total is 50.5.

The 49ers earned their way into the conference title game with a narrow 24-21 win over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night but failed to cover the double-digit point spread. The Niners sit atop the Super Bowl 2024 odds board, but from a betting perspective, they’re trending in the wrong direction when laying points at home.

NFC Championship Game odds: Lions vs. 49ers point spread, moneyline, total

Here are early betting lines from FanDuel Sportsbook for next Sunday’s Lions-49ers clash:

  • 49ers spread -7
  • Lions spread +7
  • 49ers moneyline -310
  • Lions moneyline +250
  • OVER/UNDER 50.5

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Detroit Lions ATS trends and betting overview

Detroit’s 31-23 win over the Rams in the wildcard round marked its first postseason victory since 1992.  That’s also the last time the Lions earned a spot in the NFC Championship Game, where they lost to Washington.

The Lions have been a solid bet this season, ending the regular season on a 4-0 ATS run and going 12-5 against the number overall. As underdogs, they went 1-2 SU and 2-1 ATS, with all three games played on the road against NFC opponents. They are 1-1 ATS in the playoffs.

This will be the third time the Lions have faced the 49ers in postseason play (1-1). 

Both teams were among the highest-scoring offenses in the league this season; the 49ers averaged 28.9 ppg and the Lions 27.1. But the 49ers also have the No. 3 scoring defense this season (17.5 ppg allowed).

With Sunday’s game against the Bucs going OVER 49.5, Detroit is 12-7 O/U this season, including 5-4 in road games.

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San Francisco 49ers ATS trends and betting overview 

While victorious, the Niners failed to cover as large favorites vs. the Packers. The spread closed between -10 and -10.5 on odds boards. This marks San Francisco’s fifth straight loss against the spread at home. 

Public bettors are allured by what many believe to be the best team in the NFL, but the 49ers have been a coin-flip proposition from a gambling perspective, going 9-9 ATS overall this season. They’ve closed as the betting favorite in all 18 games.

Saturday’s divisional round game fell UNDER the 50.5 total, bringing the Niners’ O/U record to 10-8 on the season.

San Fran was defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles in last season’s NFC Championship Game, 31-7, but lost QB Brock Purdy to an elbow injury in the first quarter, then saw backup Josh Johnson leave the game with a concussion in the third quarter, and finished the game with RB Christian McCaffrey at QB. For the 2021-22 conference championship, the 49ers lost to the Rams, 20-17, and back in 2020, they beat the Packers for the NFC title before losing to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. 

Bigger things are expected this season, as the 49ers maintain their position at the top of the NFL futures board. Live Super Bowl 2024 odds price San Francisco at to lift the Lombardi Trophy. 

A key health issue for bettors to watch this week: Deebo Samuel left the game against the Packers with a shoulder injury in the first half. He said he’s hopeful to play in Sunday’s game vs. the Lions.

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