The oddsmakers are back again with a new set of odds in the wake of a recently concluded offseason. San Francisco 49ers odds in the NFC have been detailed in a new list by MyBookie. The new odds include all the NFC favorites in a list that has some interesting odds for Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, and Atlanta Falcons among other teams. The 49ers are currently put at the 7th position overall, just behind Atlanta Falcons. Philadelphia Eagles, who are the Super Bowl Champions take the prime position in the list.
When you analyze the 5Dimes in detail, you realize that the 49ers are not in a particularly bad position. This is especially since they are ranked a couple of positions higher than Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions who are touted to be playoff contenders. These are not the only teams that the 49ers have an edge on in the odds though. The Seattle Seahawks are a long-time rival for the 49ers and they are placed a few notches lower than San Francisco 49ers. Even the Arizona Cardinals who are 49ers NFC West nemesis are not in a safe space in these odds.
The 49ers will be expected to face at least three teams who are ranked above them in these odds. These are Green Bay, Minnesota, and Los Angeles. Other than that, there are at least six teams at the bottom of the odds which the 49ers will also have to face. The hope is that the 49ers will have back to back wins against these teams if they want to make it to the playoffs.
The AFC side of the league also looks pretty interesting in the odds. New England Patriots are at the top of the list and other teams like Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Los Angeles Chargers are within the top 10 positions. The 49ers will only face the AFC West teams who are specifically listed from the fifth to eighth positions in the overall odds list.
If recent news is anything to go by, the AFC West teams have not been receiving any praises. This is mainly due to the abysmal performance witnessed last season. This is not to mean that the 49ers will have an easy ride though. The ranking of Houston Texans might be a little problematic but the rest of the teams are pretty good. The top two teams are particularly formidable and there is no doubt that about their inclusion at those spots.
As the season approaches, more odds are definitely expected to stream in as all the publicity that heralds the season takes full force. The 49ers team and management might not necessarily be perturbed by the occurrences though. The foremost concern of the team currently is to make all the necessary preparations before the season starts.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has indeed been keen to point out that they are not necessarily paying attention to what is happening in the news or in the oddsmakers courts. He affirmed that as a team, they are always privy to speculations in the media but it has never been a focal point for the team as their main focus is on the field.
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