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Vegas projects the 49ers to be favored in 12 of their upcoming games this season

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, we predicted the record for each team in the NFC West. 67% of you believe the 49ers will win more than 11.5 games this season. 70% of you have the Cardinals winning more than 7.5 games. 79% of you think the Rams won’t reach 12 wins, while 56% of you don’t have faith in Seattle getting to 11 wins.

This will be the most competitive division in football and based on the influx of talent, that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. This season will be unpredictable and full of surprises. One thing we do know is that we’ll have the benefit of watching quality football.

I always like to get an outsider’s perspective on the 49ers. In this case, we’re using Vegas. The Westgate Superbook has provided point spreads and totals for every single game on the 18-week schedule. For the Niners, they’re early favorites in 12 contests for the ‘21 season:

49ers -7 @ Lions
49ers -4 @ Eagles
Packers @ 49ers -5
Seahawks @ 49ers - 3.5
49ers PK @ Cardinals
BYE
Colts @ 49ers -4.5
49ers -4 @ Bears
Cardinals @ 49ers -5.5
Rams @ 49ers -3
49ers -4 @ Jaguars
Vikings @ 49ers -7
49ers @ Seahawks -1.5
49ers -3.5 @ Bengals
Falcons @ 49ers -8.5
49ers -2 @ Titans
Texans @ 49ers -13.5
49ers @ Rams -3

Historically speaking, home teams are awarded three points from the get-go.

Fellow degenerates, which lines stand out to you? Jacksonville feels low, while the Vikings feels like it’s a touch high. Then again, if the Packers are five-point underdogs, then it makes sense that Minnesota is a touchdown underdog.

A fun exercise would be to see how these lines change from now to when these teams face each other. Cincinnati would have to exceed expectations to entire a game in December where they’re fewer than four-point point underdogs to the 49ers.