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Valued at over $3 billion, the San Francisco 49ers are one of the most valuable sports teams on the planet. Boasting a rich history and a long list of former superstar players, the Niners are a popular choice for spectators and sports gamblers alike.
Even though the 49ers haven’t made the playoffs since 2013 and have been struggling, there are lots of reasons you should consider them if you plan to spend time betting on the NFL this season.
In this team guide, we’ll perform a thorough exploration of the SF 49ers and hopefully help you make a few more winning bets on San Francisco. We’ll cover important topics including:
The San Francisco 49ers organization played its first game in 1946 and has since grown into one of the most successful and valuable sports franchises in the world. The team is named after the wave of prospectors and pioneers that settled in Northern California during the gold rush of 1849.
The 49ers hold tons of major NFL league records, including:
In total the 49ers have won five Super Bowls, six conference championships, 16 division titles and made 26 playoff appearances. The biggest names that wore the 49ers jersey include Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Steve Young.
During the 2017 season, the 49ers organization generated $470 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $3.1 billion.
The 49ers are owned by Denise DeBartolo York and John York
The organization played its first season in 1946.
Yes, the 49ers have won five Super Bowls.
Since 2014, the 49ers have played at Levi’s Stadium, located in Santa Clara, California.
The club holds a training camp at the San Francisco 49ers Training Facility, located in Santa Clara, California.
Sourdough Sam is the official mascot.
The 49ers wear red and gold.
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Jerry Rice
|Passing Yards||Joe Montana||35,124|
|Passing TDs||Joe Montana||244|
|Receiving Yards||Jerry Rice||19,247|
|Receiving TDs||Jerry Rice||176|
|Rushing Yards||Frank Gore||11,076|
|Rushing TDs||Joe Perry||68|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Ray Wersching||979|
The San Francisco 49ers came into last season with high expectations. In fact, many critics picked them to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Hopes faded quickly, however, when QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in week three and the team went on to lose nine of their next ten games, finishing with a 4-12 record.
The offense struggled to consistently put up points throughout the year but the emergence of TE George Kittle was one of the few bright spots for the team, as he made the pro bowl in just his second season. The Niners managed to lose both of their games vs. Arizona last season, who finished with the worst record in the entire NFL (3-13).
Heading into 2019, the biggest question mark surrounds the health of Garoppolo. Even if he’s healthy, San Fran could still be in tough to make the postseason, with the NFC West featuring two playoff teams (Rams, Seahawks).
The 49ers scored big in the draft, nabbing DE Nick Bosa with the second overall pick. He’s expected to be an instant contributor to an emerging young defense.
The 49ers were one of the league’s worst teams against the spread last season, only covering three times in their first 12 games. On two occasions, the 49ers failed to cover as double-digit underdogs. Heading into 2019 the Niners have arguably the worst WR core in the entire NFL, with Dante Pettis (27 catches in 2018) and Deebo Samuel (2019 rookie) expected to lead the group.
At running back, the 49ers added Tevin Coleman from the Falcons and are hoping the return of Jerrick McKinnon from a torn ACL can help jumpstart their ground attack. San Francisco has the earliest possible bye (week four), meaning they’ll play 13 straight games to close out the season.
Kyle Shanahan hasn’t led the 49ers to the playoffs in any of his seasons as head coach and could potentially be on the hot seat if the team finishes towards the bottom of the league for the third straight season.
Here are some key numbers for bettors to focus on:
Historically the San Francisco 49ers have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL and even though they haven’t made the playoffs since 2013, there are good reasons to consider them from a sports betting point of view.
9ers fans in San Francisco, much like their counterparts in LA and Oakland, are still looking forward to the day that California will flip the switch on legal sports gambling. While hopes are high that it will happen eventually, no one is holding their breath.
For people in other parts of the country where sports betting is already legal, use the information in this guide to make more winning bets on the 49ers this season.
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