San Francisco 49ers fans and football prognosticators are expecting the Niners to take a significant leap forward because of the late-season play of new franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a year ago. You see, after being acquire in a trade with the New England Patriots last season, Jimmy G as he’s called by many, won each of the five games he started to close out Frisco’s 2017 campaign on a seriously high note. Now, football fans and betting enthusiasts everywhere believe San Francisco is poised to improve in a big way in 2018.
If you’re looking to cash in on San Francisco’s regular season win total odds and you need a bit of assistance with figuring out just how many games the 49ers will win this coming season, then look no further. I’ve got you covered NFL betting enthusiasts!
San Francisco 49ers 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction
- San Francisco 49ers Regular Season Win Total Odds – 8.5
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET
The Niners are definitely going to be better in Year 2 of the Mike Shanahan era, but this is a team that also ranked 25th in points allowed last season and just 21st in rushing. The Vikings are loaded and have some legitimate Super Bowl hopes. Loss. 0-1.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, vs. Detroit Lions, 4:05 p.m. ET
Jimmy G outduels Detroit’s Matthew Stafford in a matchup featuring two of the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks. Plus, I don’t like Detroit’s hiring of Matt Patricia very much right now. Win. 1-1.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET
Second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes outguns Garoppolo at home to lead the Chiefs to a win in always difficult Arrowhead Stadium. Loss. 1-2.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Chargers look like the better team in this affair. The Bolts have a pair of monster pass rushers and a veteran quarterback that is far more accomplished than Garoppolo. Loss. 1-3.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have been the far better team in this NFC West division rivalry in recent season, but no more. The Niners win at home against the Cards who are playing for a first-year head coach in Steve Wilks. Win. 2-3.
Week 6: Monday, Oct. 15, at Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers shows Jimmy G a thing or two about playing quarterback in the NFL in what looks like one of the more intriguing Monday Night Football matchups on this year’s schedule. Loss. 2-4.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET
This Sunday night matchup looks like a thriller just waiting to happen In the end though, the Rams are the better team on both sides of the ball and have some legitimate Super Bowl hopes from where I’m sitting. Loss. 2-5.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Cardinals are starting Sam Bradford this season…well…unless he’s injured, which could certainly be the case. Either way, I like the Niners to get the regular season sweep. Win. 2-6.
Week 9: Thursday, Nov. 1, vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:20 p.m. ET
The longtime Bay Area rivals will meet in prime time for the final time before the Raiders bolt for Los Angeles. I’m expecting this one to be an absolute thriller that the Niners narrowly bag in a high-scoring shootout. Win. 3-6.
Week 10: Monday, Nov. 12, vs. New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. ET
The Niners get back-to-back wins in this one because the Giants are rebuilding and will be dealing with the effects of jet-lag. Win. 4-6.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers are going to be completely and utterly desperate for a victory by the time this Week 12 contest rolls around, but I don’t like Dirk Koetter and I don’t believe the Bucs have much direction at all. Frisco gets the road win in this one. Win. 5-6.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET
Richard Sherman would like nothing better than to beat his old team, but it’s not happening. Seattle is still difficult to beat at home and they’ll be completely locked in for this Week 13 showdown. Loss. 5-7.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET
The Niners narrowly get past a Broncos team that will be better offensively in 2018 than they’ve been the last couple of seasons, but just doesn’t look nearly as powerful defensively as in years past. Win. 6-7.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET
These NFC West rivals will square off for the second time in three weeks, but I’m expecting an identical result to their prior meeting as Russell Wilson will be the best player on the field and Seattle’s defense narrowly outplays Frisco’s. Loss. 6-8.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Chicago Bears, 4:05 p.m. ET
The Niners get the big home win over a Bears team that is rebuilding under first-year head coach Matt Nagy. This one will be intriguing – and close – but the Niners are the pick to hold it down at home. Win. 7-8.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET
Again, the Rams are the better team on offense and by far, the better team on defense. Los Angeles will be looking to hit the postseason with some momentum and they’ll get the solid road win in this regular season finale. Loss. 7-9.
Could the NFC West be on the line in this game? It’s possible. If it is, this should be the best atmosphere yet for a Rams game since their return to the City of Angels. The Niners are improved, but the Rams are positioned to make a deep postseason run. In this burgeoning rivalry, it only seems right the Rams and Niners split the season series. Record: 10-6