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49ers a favorite over Titans, marking first such time this season

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The 49ers have not been a favorite this season. That changes in a big way.

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The San Francisco 49ers have been underdogs all season long, but that has changed to start Week 15. The line has opened for the 49ers home matchup with the Tennessee Titans, and San Francisco is currently a two point favorite at most sportsbooks, according to Odds Shark.

Most of the lines opened as a pick ‘em, with a few at 49ers -1, and one at 49ers +1. Money has quickly come in on the 49ers, and the line pushed to two at most sportsbooks, with one going as high as 2.5 points. It marks the first time the 49ers have been favored since they were a field goal favorite at home against the New York Jets last season. The 49ers were favored in three games last season, including at home against the Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and on the road against the Chicago Bears. The 49ers lost and failed to cover in all three games.

The 49ers saw last weeks line come down to 1.5 points by kickoff, as Jimmy Garoppolo has helped re-shape perceptions about the 49ers. A two point favored status at home is certainly not a huge number. A home team usually gets 2.5 to three points, so this suggests the 49ers would be a slim underdog at a neutral site. But, people are viewing the 49ers in a different lense than they did as recently as a few weeks ago.