Vikings vs 49ers Predictions for NFC Divisional Round Playoff Game

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates a play in a game against the Cleveland Browns.
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates a play in a game against the Cleveland Browns. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

NFL Playoff Predictions 2020

The Minnesota Vikings continue their improbable playoff run this Saturday at 4:35 p.m. EST when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round. The 49ers are currently 6.5-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're thinking about making a wager on this game, it's always wise to consider the advice of some of the experts in the industry. With that in mind, here are a few expert predictions for this weekend's NFC Divisional Round matchup between the Vikings and the Niners.

Vikings vs 49ers Predictions

Sporting News
Tadd Haislop, of Sporting News, is picking the 49ers to both win and cover the spread, predicting a final score of 27-20 in the home side's favor.

CBS Sports
Cody Benjamin, of CBS Sports, predicts a close one in San Francisco with the 49ers besting the Vikings, 27-23, but failing to cover the 6.5-point spread as home favorites.

FiveThirtyEight's Quarterback-Adjusted ELO Forecast predicts that San Francisco will prevail on Saturday afternoon, giving the Niners a 67 percent chance to beat the Vikings.

ESPN Football Power Index (FPI)
The ESPN FPI Matchup Predictor is backing San Francisco here, giving the NFC's top seed a 66.1 percent chance of beating the Vikings outright.

Overall, all four of the experts highlighted above are predicting the 49ers to win outright, while Haislop is the lone expert backing San Francisco to cover a 6.5-point spread.

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