We did this a couple of weeks ago, when Pete Watt of Odds Checker created a visual that illustrated how the 49ers season has gone in terms of their Super Bowl odds. The graphic updates as the season goes along. Here’s Pete’s description:
It’s no secret that the Niners are having an incredible season, laying waste to every team in their path. It’s now difficult to know who fears them the most; opposition coaches or oddsmakers.
Before a ball was kicked in September, San Francisco was 16th favorite and could be backed to win the Super Bowl at odds of +4000 or 40/1.
Put simply; this meant that a bet of $10 placed then will net $400 if they pull it off in February – but that the books only gave them a 2.4% chance of doing so.
The San Francisco 49ers now sit fourth-favorite to win the Super Bowl at best odds of +650, which indicates a probability of 13.33%.
Their opponents have leapfrogged them in recent weeks with their peerless form and are now second-favorites at 19.61% – only marginally behind the Patriots who are currently being given a 24.39% chance. Oddsmakers have set the line, with the Ravens giving 6 points to the Niners, whilst the money line sees Baltimore favorites at -250, and the Ravens backable at +229. Interestingly, bettors are demonstrating a belief that the Niners are being underestimated, with 67% of total bets on the spread market going in favor of San Francisco.
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