49ers schedule 2013: Super Bowl favorite likely to be favored most weeks

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Bovada updated their Super Bowl odds, installing the 49ers as Super Bowl favorites. Will the 49ers be favored in most of their regular season games at this point?

The folks at Bovada.lv updated their Super Bowl odds yesterday, and the 49ers have climbed into the favorite posiiton, sitting at 6/1. Denver is behind them at 15/2, the Patriots are 8/1 and the Seahawks are 9/1. Previously, the 49ers had been even with the Broncos at 7/1.

That got me thinking about the 49ers 2013 schedule and the spread. The day after the 2013 schedule came out, the 49ers were listed as 4-1/2 point favorites against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. In looking at the rest of the schedule, it is safe to say the 49ers are going to be favored in a lot of games. Obviously something could go wrong, the 49ers struggle and they end up as an underdog as the season moves along. However, if things go the way we hope, they should be a favorite much of the time.

A quick scan of the schedule reveals one game that I am pretty sure they would be underdogs at this point, and that is their Week 2 Sunday Night Football game at Seattle. The 49ers won the division, but the last time these two teams faced off, the Seahawks took San Francisco behind the woodshed. Even if the Seahawks were upset Week 1 in Carolina, I still think they would be a slim favorite.

Looking through the rest of the schedule, the only other two that stand out are the back-to-back games against New Orleans and Washington in November. Right now, I'd install the 49ers as a slim favorite over the Saints, and a little bit more over the Redskins (assuming RGIII would be healthy).

Week 1: vs. Green Bay Packers - Sunday, September 8, 1:25 p.m. FOX

Week 2: @ Seattle Seahawks - Sunday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. NBC

Week 3: vs. Indianapolis Colts - Sunday, September 22, 1:25 p.m. CBS

Week 4: @ St. Louis Rams - Thursday, September 26, 5:25 p.m. NFL Network

Week 5: vs. Houston Texans - Sunday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. NBC

Week 6: vs. Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, October 13, 1:25 p.m. FOX

Week 7: @ Tennessee Titans - Sunday, October 20, 1:05 p.m. FOX

Week 8: @ Jacksonville Jaguars (in London) - Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. FOX

Week 9: BYE

Week 10: vs. Carolina Panthers - Sunday, November 10, 1:05 p.m. FOX

Week 11: @ New Orleans Saints - Sunday, November 17, 1:25 p.m. FOX

Week 12: @ Washington Redskins - Monday, November 25, 5:40 p.m. ESPN

Week 13: vs. St. Louis Rams - Sunday, December 1, 1:05 p.m. FOX

Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks - Sunday, December 8, 1:25 p.m. FOX

Week 15: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. FOX

Week 16: vs. Atlanta Falcons - Monday, December 23, 5:40 p.m. ESPN

Week 17: @ Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, December 29, 1:25 p.m. FOX

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