49ers Super Bowl Odds Are Disrespectful

Max Staley
Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers are being disrespected by these Super Bowl odds.
Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers are being disrespected by these Super Bowl odds. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Reports of the San Francisco 49ers' demise have been greatly exaggerated. The team improved to 3-3 following an impressive wire-to-wire victory over the division-rival Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. Now finally getting healthy, the 49ers are starting to look like the reigning NFC champs we saw last year.

However, the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook don't seem to agree. In fact, San Francisco's odds to win the Super Bowl are so low they can only be described as disrespectful.

The 49ers are currently available at +3400 to win it all come February. That has them tied for the 12th-best odds with the Chicago Bears, who very few see as a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

But Kyle Shanahan's team has a lot more upside than they're being given credit for.

Even without Nick Bosa, San Francisco is still a top-10 scoring defense this season, surrendering just 21.7 points per game (PPG). That unit will only improve as it gets healthier, and the addition of Jason Verrett (allowing a 51.6 passer rating when targeted in coverage) has a chance to make this secondary even better than it was last season.

As for the offense, SF was the league's second-best scoring unit in 2019, averaging 29.9 PPG. Most of the big pieces are back this year, and the reason for the drop-off in production is clearly injury related. But with Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk all getting back on the field, Shanahan's offense should start looking a lot more like it did last year.

Putting up 21 first-half points against the Rams (No. 3 in pass defense DVOA) was certainly a step in the right direction.

The 49ers are still the reigning NFC champs, and if they're healthy, they should absolutely be viewed as Super Bowl contenders. Hopefully their odds will begin to reflect that soon.

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