Despite playing on the road this weekend, the San Francisco 49ers have better Super Bowl odds than both New England and Carolina, with the Panthers being their opponent on Sunday. The 49ers are listed third at 5/1 odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl. The 49ers are on a roll claiming their seventh consecutive win and earning a third straight trip to the NFC Divisional Round. They and have a ton of playoff experience and their 53-man roster is as good as any in the league, while Coach Jim Harbaugh is a master of his craft. Below is my 49ers Super Bowl preview and be sure to check out this weekends Divisional Round Odds.
Since 2011, the Niners are a combined 36-11-1 in the regular season and are 4-2 in the playoffs. Two of their four playoff victories have come on the road at Atlanta and at Green Bay.
The Niners benefit greatly from the presence of WR Michael Crabtree, who missed the majority of the season with an Achilles injury. He returned in December and caught 19 passes for 284 yards and a score in the team’s final five games. His chemistry with Colin Kaepernick is hard to ignore. It’s also very important to note that the talented wide receiver was not around for the teams’ first meeting this season, a 10-9 loss by the 49ers at San Francisco.
The Niners are a playoff-proven team that doesn’t make a lot of mistakes (19 turnovers in 17 games, including playoffs). In fact, in 48 regular-season games under Harbaugh, the 49ers have committed only 44 turnovers.
The Bottom Line: The Niners are a playoff-proven team, and that gives them a little edge against a Carolina Panthers team making its first playoff appearance since 2008. Winning on the road is what they’ve had to do in the past and if they are to make the Super Bowl, they’ve have to win in Seattle. We recommend you signup with Sportsbettingonline to receive a 10% signup bonus heading into the 2014 NFL Playoffs.