Bet the 49ers Super Bowl Odds Now Before it's Too Late

The San Francisco 49ers are gunning for back-to-back upset wins when they meet the Packers this weekend.
The San Francisco 49ers are gunning for back-to-back upset wins when they meet the Packers this weekend. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The San Fransisco 49ers were the only underdog to cover in the Wild Card round, with the Cardinals pending tonight, by beating the Dallas Cowboys on the road. With the win, the 49ers have earned themselves a second-round date with the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay is currently favored to win the Super Bowl at WynnBET Sportsbook. Before we dig into the 49ers' chances, let's take a look at the full rundown of Super Bowl futures odds. 

Odds to Win Super Bowl 56

  • Green Bay Packers +350
  • Kansas City Chiefs +375
  • Buffalo Bills +450
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +550
  • Tennessee Titans +800
  • San Francisco 49ers +900
  • Los Angeles Rams +1100
  • Cincinnati Bengals +1500
  • Arizona Cardinals +2500

Aside from the Bengals, the 49ers have the longest odds of any team that has actually played so far in the NFL Playoffs. The Rams (+1100) and the Cardinals (+2500) kick off in a few hours. But the thing that stands out to me here is the value that the 49ers have in this current market.

While they do have the tall task of taking on the Packers in round two, should they win this game, they would have a clear path to the Super Bowl. The Packers are the best team in the playoffs and beating them would be an upset. The Packers are currently five-point favorites but the Niners present a tough matchup for this defense.

The 49ers have to continue what they do best, rush and repeat. The 49ers are averaging 129.7 rushing yards per game and lead the NFL in yards per play at 6.1. They also lead the league in the red-zone scoring percentage at 67.27. Deebo Samuel has a lot to do with their red zone success after scoring seven rushing touchdowns in the Niner's last eight games of the regular season. He added another yesterday against the Cowboys after recording 10 carries. It's clear that the wideout is transitioning to being a full-time running back after seeing only three targets in the passing game.

The biggest liability for the 49ers is Jimmy Garollolo’s turnover issues. The 49ers rank 25th in the NFL in interceptions thrown at a rate of one every 2.78 percent of passes. This could be an issue against a GB defense that ranks in the top 10 of interception thrown percentage at 2.99. However, I still think the 49ers have a legit shot at a second upset in a row. If they do so, they would have beaten the best team in the playoffs and set themselves up as a dangerous team in the Conference Finals.