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NFL odds: Caesars has the 49ers as NFC favorites in 2020

Caesars Palace released its 2020 odds and the Niners are the favorites to win the NFC.

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Whether it’s done legally or illegally, billions of dollars are bet annually during the football season.

Caesars Sportsbook released its 2020 NFL odds for every teams over/under win totals, division, conference and Super Bowl chances, with the San Francisco 49ers being favorites to come out of the NFC.

Here is how the odds look for the Niners:

Over/under: 10.5 wins

San Francisco has the third-highest projected win total in the NFL, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens total being set at 12 wins.

The 49ers’ schedule breaks down like this:

Home: LA Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins.

Away: LA Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets.

The Niners are playing each team in the AFC and NFC East divisions, which should help their win total. Caesars is projecting the east divisions to be the weakest in the league next season.

San Francisco should beat the New York teams and the Patriots are expected to be a middle-of-the-run squad without Tom Brady. Their win total set at 8.5, the lowest since the 2003 season. If they win those three road and take care of business in home matchups against Washington, Miami and Buffalo, that takes you to six wins.

After seeing them demolish the Packers twice in 2019, I expect the 49ers to beat them again at Levi’s Stadium in 2020. The Niners are favored to win against the Eagles, while Vegas looks to be high on the Cowboys, giving them the second best odds to win the NFC.

The toughest non-divisional game is the Saints. It seems like whenever the 49ers play New Orleans, it comes down to the wire, so I don’t expect anything less this time around with the Saints being a contender once again. I’ll take another shootout win at the Superdome again this season, although it might take a few years off my life like last year’s 48-46 victory did.

The NFC West matchups will be interesting. San Francisco swept the Cardinals and Rams last season, while splitting a pair of contests with the Seahawks.

Divisional matchups are always tough to predict, but the Niners should win four-or-five of these games.

The 49ers will add another weapon for Kyle Shanahan’s offense at the upcoming draft to bolster the passing game, so I am taking the over on this.

Division: + 100

This means you will win $100 if you bet $100 on the 49ers to finish atop the NFC West.

Seattle has the second best odds to win the division (+240), L.A. comes in third at (+425), while Arizona has the highest odds (+600).

I like the Cardinals to finish ahead of the Rams and can see them sneaking up on teams early in the season. Their offseason additions, including receiver DeAndre Hopkins, will help Arizona to be one of the most improved teams in the NFL in 2020.

Caesars has the NFC West teams combining to win the most games (36), meaning the Sportsbook thinks the division will be the toughest in the league.

Odds to win the NFC: +350

San Francisco has the best odds out of any team in the conference.

Dallas is second at +500, while Seattle and New Orleans are tied for third at +650. Green Bay comes in next at +700. Brady and the Bucs are at +800.

There might be a team who sneaks up out of nowhere to contend, which happens regularly in the NFL, but the teams mentioned above look to be the class of the conference.

Odds to win the Super Bowl: +700

The 49ers have the second best odds in the NFL to win the Super Bowl, behind only the Kansas City Chiefs (+400), so as things stand now, Caesars likes the two teams to rematch for the championship.

Nine of the last 11 Super Bowl runner-ups have made the playoffs the following season, a number that obviously bodes well for San Francisco.

What do you think of Caesars’ odds for the Niners? How many games do you see the 49ers winning next season?