San Francisco 49ers Betting Primer: Super Bowl Odds, Win Total Pick, More
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San Francisco 49ers Odds
If you’re new to betting, the 49ers’ +900 Super Bowl odds mean a $100 bet would net $900 if they won. [Convert odds using our betting odds calculator.]
49ers Win Total Pick
Sean Koerner, the Director of Predictive Analytics at Action, breaks down how he’s betting the 49ers’ win total.
The 49ers had the second-best luck based on the metrics I use to calculate that. However, I do consider Kyle Shanahan to be one of the best coaches in the NFL, therefore I’m willing to bet against any significant regression.
That said, their 10.5-win total could still be a notch too high.
The defense should take a step back without Deforest Buckner. First-round draft pick Javon Kinlaw could match Buckner’s production in a couple of seasons, but that’s unlikely to happen as a rookie, so the 49ers will likely need to lean on their offense (mainly Jimmy Garoppolo) more to win games this season.
It’s unclear whether Deebo Samuel will be ready for Week 1 as he’s still recovering from a broken foot. Given how thin they are at WR, I would lower the 49ers’ power rating to about a half-point any game he misses. As a result, I’m willing to nibble on their under.
PICK: Under 10.5 (up to -115)