NFL Playoffs

49ers open as 7-point favorites in NFC Championship Game vs. Lions

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The stage is set for the 2023 NFC Championship Game, and oddsmakers like the 49ers’ chances of reaching Super Bowl LVIII.

The 49ers will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon at Levi's Stadium, with San Francisco opening as a 7-point favorite, according to odds provided by our partner, PointsBet.

While the 49ers escaped the divisional round with a 24-21 comeback victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, San Francisco's track record over the course of the entire season isn't being overlooked entering this pivotal matchup.

Detroit and San Francisco both boast high-powered offenses, with the 49ers ranking third in points per game during the 2023 NFL regular season (28.9) and second in yards per game (398.4), while the Lions rank fifth (27.1) and third (398.4), respectively, in each category.

San Francisco has not lost at home in the playoffs since the 2011 NFC Championship Game, winning each of the last six postseason contests they have hosted, including a perfect 5-0 record at Levi's Stadium.

Detroit is flying high after dispatching the Tampa Buccaneers 31-23 in a NFC divisional-round clash Sunday at Ford Field.

The Lions come into the game with significant momentum after winning back-to-back playoff contests, snapping an eight-game losing streak that spanned 32 years.

Sunday's showdown in Santa Clara will be Detroit's second all-time trip to a conference championship in franchise history after losing its lone previous appearance 41-10 to Washington in the 1991 NFC title game.

On the flip side, San Francisco will make an NFL-record 19th appearance in a conference championship game, with Sunday's meeting with Detroit marking the third consecutive season and the fourth time in five years that it will play in an NFC title game.

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