3 Best Prop Bets for 49ers vs Cowboys NFL Playoffs Wild Card Game

Larry Rupp
Best prop bets for San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys NFC Wild Card game.
Best prop bets for San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys NFC Wild Card game. / Katelyn Mulcahy/GettyImages

The NFL's Wild Card Round playoff slate features an exciting showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.

Here's three of the best prop bets for this NFC playoff clash, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

49ers vs Cowboys Prop Bets

1. Jimmy Garoppolo - Passing Touchdowns: Under 1.5 (-108)

The 49ers have proven over the course of this season that they are capable of winning games without forcing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to carry the offense on his back. In fact, the eighth-year pro has passed for fewer than 2 touchdowns in nine of his 15 starts this season. It's hard to imagine head coach Kyle Shanahan relying on the air game a ton in this one given Dallas has posted the second-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. San Francisco loves to run the football and they should keep that going on Sunday afternoon. Don't back Garoppolo to do something he hasn't done since Week 14.

2. Ezekiel Elliott - Rushing Yards: Under 47.5 (-114)

It's safe to say that this season has been another down year for running back Ezekiel Elliott. He is posting a career-low 58.9 rushing yards per game despite averaging a reliable 4.2 yards per carry. The former Ohio State standout just isn't getting a ton of work. Elliott has seen less than 10 carries in four of his last eight games and benefitted from Tony Pollard being inactive in Week 18. Pollard is expected back in this game and San Francisco has posted the second-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL. None of that adds up to Elliott reaching 48 rushing yards this weekend.

3. Deebo Samuel - Anytime Touchdown Scorer (-115)

This bet comes down to value more than anything else. Dallas' defense is much improved this season, but stopping Deebo Samuel from reaching the end zone is tough for any NFL team. Samuel has scored a touchdown in seven of his last eight games played and has seen a whopping 16 red zone touches during that span. He is a threat both on the ground and through the air, which makes his odds of scoring even that much higher. San Francisco needs everything to go right in order to pull off a playoff upset. That means peppering Samuel with touches up until the final whistle blows.

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