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49ers Odds & Ends: Super Bowl, Bucs

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OK, so it's mostly just 49ers Odds, but adding & Ends makes it sound a little more like a random Jeopardy category.

Bodog released their latest Super Bowl Odds and our 49ers have improved to 40/1. They opened the season at 60/1, decreased to 65/1 after the Bengals game and improved to 40/1 this week. My guess is the win over the Eagles coupled with NFC West losses across the board were the cause of such a significant increase. Either factor on its own would boost the 49ers odds, but combined together and they are climbing into the picture.

Five teams that opened the season with better odds (Chiefs, Rams, Vikings, Bears, Colts) have fallen behind them. The Buffalo Bills have climbed into the same odds as the 49ers. The Bills and Titans have had the most significant improvements, with the 49ers and Raiders right behind them. As would be expected, the Colts have fallen the furthest from 20/1 to 300/1.

Head into Sunday's game with the Bucs, the 49ers are sitting between one- and three-point favorites. As the home team the 49ers get a three point boost, which would indicate odds-makers look at this game as an otherwise fairly even matchup. That seems like a fairly reasonable spread for the game. Both teams are 3-1 but their wins have not exactly been the most breathtaking performances to behold. For 49ers and Bucs fans, wins are wins. But for neutral odds-makers, the quality of the victory likely impacts the odds.

Pre-Season Last Week Current

New England Patriots 11/2 9/2 9/2

Green Bay Packers 7/1 9/2 15/4

Philadelphia Eagles 15/2 14/1 20/1

San Diego Chargers 11/1 11/1 11/1

New York Jets 12/1 14/1 20/1

New Orleans Saints 12/1 9/1 17/2

Pittsburgh Steelers 13/1 13/1 20/1

Atlanta Falcons 16/1 30/1 30/1

Baltimore Ravens 16/1 12/1 9/1

Houston Texans 20/1 12/1 11/1

Dallas Cowboys 20/1 20/1 30/1

Indianapolis Colts 20/1 200/1 300/1

New York Giants 28/1 28/1 22/1

Chicago Bears 30/1 60/1 60/1

Detroit Lions 30/1 16/1 12/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30/1 35/1 30/1

Minnesota Vikings 40/1 200/1 300/1

St. Louis Rams 45/1 125/1 250/1

Kansas City Chiefs 50/1 500/1 300/1

San Francisco 49ers 60/1 65/1 40/1

Miami Dolphins 60/1 200/1 400/1

Arizona Cardinals 60/1 100/1 150/1

Oakland Raiders 80/1 50/1 65/1

Tennessee Titans 80/1 65/1 50/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 100/1 200/1 300/1

Seattle Seahawks 100/1 250/1 300/1

Denver Broncos 100/1 250/1 400/1

Cleveland Browns 100/1 125/1 200/1

Washington Redskins 100/1 45/1 40/1

Carolina Panthers 125/1 150/1 250/1

Buffalo Bills 150/1 28/1 40/1

Cincinnati Bengals 150/1 250/1 150/1