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San Francisco 49ers

Written by: Ioana Romanasu
Updated October 14, 2022
10 min read

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:

  • Stats and trends from last season we can use for future bets.
  • In-depth analysis of the 49ers current roster and significant developments.
  • Trivia and fun facts about the San Francisco 49ers.

San Francisco 49ers Team

San Francisco 49ers Team History

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:

  • Most consecutive road games won (18)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league scoring (1992–95)
  • Most consecutive games scored (1979–2004)
  • Most field goals in a season (44)
  • Fewest turn-overs in a season (10)
  • Most touchdowns in a Super Bowl

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.

San Francisco 49ers FAQs

How much are the San Francisco 49ers worth?

During the 2017 season, the 49ers organization generated $470 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $3.1 billion.

Who owns the San Francisco 49ers?

The 49ers are owned by Denise DeBartolo York and John York

When did the San Francisco 49ers become a team?

The organization played its first season in 1946.

Have the San Francisco 49ers Won the Super Bowl?

Yes, the 49ers have won five Super Bowls.

What stadium and city do the San Francisco 49ers play in?

Since 2014, the 49ers have played at Levi’s Stadium, located in Santa Clara, California.

Where do the 49ers have a training camp?

The club holds a training camp at the San Francisco 49ers Training Facility, located in Santa Clara, California.

What is the San Francisco 49ers mascot?

Sourdough Sam is the official mascot.

What are the San Francisco 49ers team colors?

The 49ers wear red and gold.

San Francisco 49ers Player Highlights

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
Sacks Bryant Young 89.5
Interceptions Ronnie Lott 51
Points Scored (Kicker) Ray Wersching 979

Tips for Betting on San Francisco 49ers

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:

  • The 49ers finished second last vs. the spread last season, going 5-11-0 to finish the year with a 31.2 cover percentage.
  • Compared to most teams, the 49ers hit the over on game totals more than average. They were 9-7-0 in that category in 2018.
  • To close out the last six weeks of the 2019 season, the 49ers are up against a stacked lineup of opponents including the Packers, Ravens, Saints, Falcons, Rams, and Seahawks. Four of these made the playoffs last season, with the Packers and Falcons both possessing former league MVP quarterbacks.

Start Betting on the San Francisco 49ers Now

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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Ioana has been working in the US iGaming industry since 2018, when she joined Gaming Innovation Group as a Content Executive for World Sports Network. Ioana is now Content Team Lead for WSN and manages the day-to-day operations across the site. From coordinating content with the vast writing team, to ensuring all operator details on the site are up-to-date and accurate, Ioana is vital cog in the WSN machine.

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