It is always tough to look at any team prior to training camp and start predicting how many wins they might come away with in the coming season. Things get even trickier when you don’t really know who will be starting under center on opening day. All of that brings us to the San Francisco 49ers and their current QB situation. The thought was that Jimmy Garoppolo would be gone in the offseason, but he is still in San Francisco as we speak. That said, the 49ers drafting Trey Lance suggests that Jimmy G is on borrowed time. I would be paying attention to who wins that battle before making any wild predictions for the Niners this season. For now, let’s see if we can try and make a prediction or two so you can start planning your bets against their NFL Team Totals odds.
San Francisco 49ers Win/Loss Betting Odds and Prediction for the 2021-22 Season
49ers Divisional and Playoff Chances
The 49ers went into the 2020 season with a bit of a Super Bowl hangover after gassing the championship game late and losing to the Kansas City Chiefs. That aside, they were viewed by many as a legitimate threat to make another deep run, but that quickly fell apart as the injuries began to pile up. To say that the Niners were hammered by the injury bug is perhaps putting things rather mildly, so ending the season at 6-11 was not really an unexpected outcome given how things played out. The NFC West went to the Rams, who look to be even better this season.
Divisional matches are always important, but in the West, they might be crucial in deciding who wins this division. As it stands now, the 49ers are in at +210 to win the division, just behind the Rams, who are in as the favorite.
49ers 2021 Schedule and Win Total
The bookies have the 49ers win total for the coming season set at 10 ½, a number that might change once we find out who will be named the starter. If the 49ers can stay healthy, they have a bunch of playmakers on both sides of the football, and especially in the running game, which could take some of the pressure off of whomever starts at QB.
The 49ers start the season with a pair of games on the road, but you have to say that they are both winnable, as the Lions and Eagles are not the best the league has to offer. Let’s also remember that the 49ers had a winning record on the road last season. Their next 3 games include a pair of divisional games and 2 of 3 at home. By the time we hit the end of Week 5, we could well be looking at a team that is sitting at 4-1. If they can get out to that kind of start, they have a schedule ahead of them that could potentially set them up nicely for a season where they register double-digit wins.
Call it sitting on the fence if you must, but I am a little nervous about making a prediction for a team that does not yet know its starting QB. That said, the 49ers have more than enough weapons to win a lot of football games, so 11 or 12 wins this season is not out of the question.