The 49ers advanced all the way to the NFC Championship game last season before falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Trey Lance has unseated Jimmy Garappolo as the starting QB. WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle return as San Francisco’s primary weapons on offense.
49ers Super Bowl 57 Futures Odds Lengthen After Week 1 Loss
|Odds to Win Super Bowl 57||DraftKings||FanDuel||BetMGM|
|San Francisco 49ers||+2200||+2200||+2200|
Odds are updated as of Sept. 13.
Before Week 1, 49ers Super Bowl odds were at +1600 across the board. After their disappointing 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears, those odds lengthened to either +2200 or +2500, depending on the sportsbook. Because the NFL season is just 17 games, one result week-to-week can have a significant impact on odds.
San Francisco’s offense looked pretty underwhelming against a stout Chicago defense. Lance passed for just 164 yards and an interception, and the running backs combined for only 63 yards.
Next Sunday, the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks, who opened their season with an upset win over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
49ers Usher in a New Era with Trey Lance at QB
Trey Lance struggled in his 2022 debut as San Francisco’s starting QB. Lance threw for just 164 yards and no TDs. He was also picked off once in the 19-10 loss to Chicago.
Lance is a duel-threat QB who’s not afraid to use his legs to move the chains. In his first career start last year, Lance rushed for 89 yards in a 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers haven’t had a a QB who could run as efficiently as Lance since Steve Young in the 1990s.
There is some uncertainty about Lance’s passing prowess, however, as he only attempted 71 passes during his rookie campaign. The good news for the 49ers comes in the form of Samuel and Kittle, two All-Pro pass-catchers last season.
Samuel held out for a better contract, and he was rewarded handsomely. He caught 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six TDs last season. Samuel is also a threat to run the ball as he rushed for 365 yards and 8 TDs in 2021. It marked the first time in NFL history that a player produced 1,400 receiving yards and 300 rushing yards in a single season.
Samuel rushed eight times for 52 yards and a TD in the Week 1 loss to Chicago. He was targeted eight times but only caught two passes for 14 yards.
Kittle is among the NFL’s most productive tight ends. He’s not quite at the level of Kansas City’s Travis Kelce, but Kittle had 910 receiving yards and six TDs a season ago. He’ll serve as a security blanket for Lance as the young QB finds his footing as a passer.
Kittle missed the season opener against the Bears due to a groin injury.
49ers Face a Tough NFL Schedule
San Francisco has the fifth-most difficult schedule in the NFL this season.
The slate gets tough with two divisional games against the Rams. San Francisco will also be tested by the Chiefs and LA Chargers in two pivotal nonconference games. Keep an eye on Week 14, too, when the 49ers host Tampa Bay in a critical late-season matchup.
Before the season, DraftKings had San Francisco’s season win total pegged at 9.5 with the over at -125 and the under at +105. The 49ers finished 10-7 last season.
San Francisco ranked third in total defense last season. The 49ers bolstered their secondary by signing former Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward during the offseason.
The 49ers return most of their front seven pieces including Pro Bowler Nick Bosa. Bosa led the 49ers last year with 15.5 sacks, which ranked fourth in the league.
What Other NFL Futures Bets Can You Make?
NFL futures odds are available throughout the year. You can also bet the 49ers to win the NFC West Division. FanDuel offered the following odds before the season:
- Rams +130
- 49ers +165
- Cardinals +430
- Seahawks +1100
Futures odds are also available on what team will win the NFC championship. BetMGM California was dealing San Francisco at +950 before the season. Tampa Bay was the betting favorite at +280.
It’s always important to compare futures odds at multiple California sportsbooks before making your bet. The 49ers were being dealt consistently at +1600 before the season, but what if you wanted to bet on the New York Giants to win Super Bowl 57? FanDuel had the Giants at +8500 and DraftKings offered them at +13000. That’s a considerable difference in terms of value.
It’s important to open accounts at different sportsbooks. You can take advantage of multiple California sports betting bonuses, but as important, you’ll have the ability to shop around the market for the best odds on your bets in the future.
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Odds FAQs
The San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl betting odds are +2200 at all major California sportsbooks as of this writing.
Buffalo is the +500 betting favorite to win Super Bowl 57 at DraftKings.
Yes. San Francisco’s biggest move was acquiring former Kansas City cornerback Charvarius Ward during the offseason.
The 49ers last won the Super Bowl in 1995. They crushed the San Diego Chargers, 49-26.
The San Francisco 49ers play their home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.