The San Francisco 49ers are back from a tough loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and now head east to face the Chicago Bears. Jimmy Garoppolo will make his first career start, and the 49ers head into one of their remaining games that gives them a chance to win.
The 49ers head into this game as a field goal underdog. The line came down from near five points, with the biggest drop happening when the team announced Garoppolo would start over C.J. Beathard. He was worth a point at some sportsbooks.
I decided to use the 49ers as one of my five SuperContest picks for Week 13. My season is going down the drain, so the plan is to pick the 49ers games most of the remaining weeks. The Bears defense is missing some important pieces, and Mitchell Trubisky is out there without much to throw to. With the 49ers defense getting healthier, it feels like a strong matchup for the outright win.
For the fourth straight season, I am back for the Westgate SuperContest. SB Nation's partners over at Odds Shark are sponsoring my entry again. The contest requires selecting 5 games each week and picking them against the spread. This year's contest is expected to have over 2,700 participants, which is a new record for the SuperContest. SB Nation is represented by myself, Matt Ufford, and Jason Kirk, and there are folks from all over the blogosphere involved. I went 1-4 last week, and things are going down the drain. There is a running leaderboard here, but you can check how I’m doing against my Odds Shark teammates here. You can follow my standings under the name "Fooch.”
Here are my Week 13 SuperContest picks:
Lions (+2.5) over RAVENS
49ers (+3) over BEARS
Buccaneers (-1.5) over PACKERS
SAINTS (-4) over Panthers
Rams (-7) over CARDINALS
Here are all my picks for Week 13. I finished last week 3-12-1. That brings my season total to to 77-95-5. Talk about a disaster.
COWBOYS vs. Washington (-1.5): Washington - WIN
RAVENS vs. Lions (+2.5): Lions
BEARS vs. 49ers (+3): 49ers
FALCONS vs. Vikings (+3): Falcons
BILLS vs. Patriots (-8.5): Patriots
DOLPHINS vs. Broncos (-1.5): Dolphins
TITANS vs. Texans (+6.5): Titans
JAGUARS vs. Colts (+9.5): Jaguars
PACKERS vs. Buccaneers (-1.5): Bucs
JETS vs. Chiefs (-3.5): Chiefs
SAINTS vs. Panthers (+4): Saints
CHARGERS vs. Browns (+14): Browns
CARDINALS vs. Rams (-7): Rams
RAIDERS vs. Giants (+8.5): Raiders
SEAHAWKS vs. Eagles (-6): Seahawks
BENGALS vs. Steelers (-5): Steelers