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49ers Bolster Betting Odds to Win Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers looked like they were on their way to the Super Bowl last season until quarterback Brock Purdy got hurt in the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

However, with Purdy now healed and the roster much of the same, the 49ers appear to be back in the same position, with Super Bowl odds having them as the current favorite to win it all at +325.

49ers Bolster Betting Odds to Win Super Bowl
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers - Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

San Francisco avenged its loss to Philadelphia in a rematch of the NFC Championship Game in Week 13 with a healthy roster. This time, though, the roles were reversed, as the 49ers dominated the previous Super Bowl betting favorite on their home field with a 42-19 rout.

The 49ers still have a few playoff contenders left on their schedule in Baltimore, Seattle, and the Los Angeles Rams, but with the tiebreaker over Philadelphia, they’ll now be playing for the No. 1 NFC seed as well.

 

49ers Season Recap

Following their disappointing end to the 2022 season, the 49ers began the 2023 season on a hot pace, winning their first five games playing complementary football.

Although Purdy tore his UCL and had to get surgery not even a year removed from the start of the season, he was ready to go by Week 1, helping San Francisco score 30 or more points in those first five games to average 33.4 points.

Running back Christian McCaffrey continued his tear from last season as well and kept up a streak of scoring a touchdown to 17 straight games dating back to last season until it ultimately came to an end in a Week 10 win over Jacksonville.

The defense, meanwhile, maintained its place at the top of the league, at least for the beginning of the season, holding opponents to an average of 13.6 points in its first five games.

However, the good times didn’t last for San Francisco as both its defense and offense failed to play to their potential, resulting in three straight losses to Cleveland, Minnesota, and Cincinnati. Five of Purdy’s six total interceptions came during that time as the offense couldn’t surpass 17 points in any of those games and the defense gave up 24 points a game as well.

The bye came at the perfect time for the 49ers, and their issues from their three-game losing streak seem long past after rattling off four wins following their time off.

Purdy is back to dealing to his receivers, helping San Francisco average 33.5 points a game since the bye week, capped by a 42-point performance against Philadelphia that tied a season-high. NFL odds now have him as the MVP favorite (+350) following his four-touchdown performance against the Eagles, surpassing the former favorite in Jalen Hurts.

The defense has stepped up as well, holding three of the four teams since the bye under 15 points to average 12.3 points a game.

With San Francisco second in the league in points allowed and fifth in yards, giving 15.8 points and 298.4 yards a game, and its offense third in both categories as well, it’s no surprise Super Bowl predictions have it as a favorite to win it all.

 

Super Bowl Odds

The 49ers have bounced back from their three-game losing skid in a big way, rattling off four straight wins. However, no win was bigger than their latest 42-19 defeat of the Eagles, which could help them secure the No. 1 NFC seed in the long run.

San Francisco is playing solid complementary football right now, getting winning play from both its offense and its defense, which is a strong reason it remains one of the best NFL bets of the week to continue winning and win it all as well. The 49ers appear to have one of the strongest Super Bowl lineups, and if all can stay healthy, unlike last season, they are a good Super Bowl bet to take home the trophy.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Will Christian McCaffrey score more than once in San Francisco’s next game?


McCaffrey has only scored more than twice once this season, so it is unlikely he will do it again in his next game.

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