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Sharp money increases 49ers’ favorite status

The 49ers are favorites for the first time this season, and the line is going up.

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The San Francisco 49ers have been underdogs all season, but in Week 15, they will be favored against the 8-5 Tennessee Titans. The line opened between pick ‘em and 49ers as one-point favorites. As kickoff approaches, sharp money has pushed it up to 2.5 points, with Bovada going up to a full field goal, according to Odds Shark.

The 49ers are 3-10, but it is not shocking to see bettors jumping on the bandwagon. In two starts as starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo has played some solid football, and that has people viewing the 49ers a lot differently than they were a few weeks ago. The offense has work to do with consistency, but this looks like a different team the past two weeks.

The 49ers have done well against the spread this season. Although they are 3-10 straight up, they are 7-6 ATS. The 8-5 Titans are 5-7-1 ATS this season. It is interesting to note the 49ers are 5-2 ATS on the road, but just 2-4 ATS at home. This is Jimmy Garoppolo’s first home start, so we’ll see if they can change that in a positive direction.