The San Francisco 49ers recently opened training camp. Whether or not the team can defy expectations set in the 49ers 2019 betting guide rests largely on the return of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Last season, Garoppolo won six of his first eight starts with San Francisco. He then tore his ACL at Kansas City and missed the final 12 games.
There’s no doubt that a healthy Garoppolo makes the 49ers better. The question is how much better?
49ers 2019 betting guide offseason recap
Getting Garoppolo healthy is like a huge free-agent signing or trade for San Francisco. Other moves the 49ers made are notable, as well.
San Francisco gave Garoppolo new weapons in drafting wide receivers Jalen Hurd and Deebo Samuel. However, tight end George Kittle could be the biggest benefactor if they can produce at the pro level.
Kittle might get more chances to make plays if the 49ers’ defensive acquisitions work out.
San Francisco moved to seriously upgrade its front seven. The team selected end Nick Bosa second overall, trading for linebacker Dee Ford and signing linebacker Kwon Alexander.
San Francisco fans hope 2019 will be Garoppolo’s first full season with the 49ers, to go along with new supporting talent and an improved defense. Of course, sportsbooks show cautious optimism about the upcoming season.
49ers 2019 betting guide playoff odds, win total
Although sports betting in California isn’t legal, that could change within a couple of years. A bill to amend the state constitution to allow the Legislature to regulate California sports betting currently exists.
California residents can cross the border to Nevada and legally place bets there, however. Those who choose to do so will find odds that expect San Francisco to be a fringe playoff contender in 2019.
FanDuel sportsbooks have their 49ers win totals set at eight. William Hill is a bit more optimistic at 8 1/2. Of those three, the best odds are from William Hill on the over, currently sitting at +130.
FanDuel also has odds on whether San Francisco makes the playoffs, either as one of the NFC’s two wild cards or the NFC West champion. The odds are set at +210 on a “yes” answer to that question.
The stakes get higher when considering possible further success for the 49ers in 2019.
Championship odds for the 49ers in 2019
The shortest path to at least one home playoff game for San Francisco is winning the NFC West. In addition to the three aforementioned sportsbooks, Sugarhouse Sportsbook and William Hill also offer odds on that.
Sugarhouse currently offers the best odds on the 49ers taking the NFC West crown in 2019. That line sits at +550.
The next championship San Francisco could win in 2019 is for the entire NFC. Sugarhouse also has the best line on that happening, at +1800.
William Hill matches Sugarhouse’s line on the 49ers winning Super Bowl LIV. Both books offer odds of +4000 on San Francisco winning it all in head coach Kyle Shanahan’s third season.
One of the 49ers prop bets available involves Shanahan, but like San Francisco’s hopes this season, that primarily revolves around Garoppolo.
49ers prop bets: Bosa, Garoppolo and more
Most of the 49ers prop bets are offered by FanDuel and SugarHouse. SugarHouse has the greatest volume of prop bets involving San Francisco players.
A good example is odds on whether Shanahan will win the Associated Press Coach of the Year award. Sugarhouse is the only one to accept wagers on that, with the line currently sitting at +2000.
Both books have Bosa set as their favorite to win the AP’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Other prop bets include Garoppolo winning the MVP, which FanDuel is best on at +4000.
Between the SugarHouse and FanDuel, bets are also available involving:
- Matt Breida
- DeForest Buckner
- Tevin Coleman
- Marquise Goodwin
- Jerick McKinnon
- Dante Pettis
If those players can all perform well and stay healthy, the 49ers may be able to nab a wild card spot, if not contend for the NFC West title in 2019. That happening would mean wins for those who put money down on San Francisco now.