The 49ers ended up favorites in 5 games, 4 of which they won. That's quite an improvement over 2007 when they were favored in only one game. Coincidentally enough, the 49ers final numbers are in a somewhat similar ratio to the 2007 season. In 2007 the 49ers were 5-11, but 5-10-1 against the spread. In 2008 they were 7-9, but 7-8-1 against the spread. Count me among the very limited number of people who are extremely curious if the pattern continues in 2009. I did a quick look at 2006, and the pattern was not there. Actually, it was the last time the 49ers finished with a winning record against the spread. They were 7-9 on the field, but 9-7 against the spread thanks to close losses at Arizona and St. Louis.
For those interested, the 49ers were 3-4-1 ATS at home and 4-4 on the road. They were 3-3 ATS against the division and they were split down the middle when it came to going over or under the total points. Not sure if that surprises me. Given that the offense could be explosive at times, while being truly anemic at others, maybe it shouldn't.
Just out of curiosity (and you certainly don't have to answer this), are many folks into betting on football? No need to reveal bookies. We'll just assume you go to casinos in Vegas to place your wagers. Or actually Oregon, Montana or Delaware as well. If I'm in Las Vegas for a weekend during the football season, it's safe to say that I'll place a few parlays. They're sucker bets, but it makes some of the other games interesting anyways.