San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game & Super Bowl Odds

49ers Use Old School Playbook to Make NFC Championship Game

Last year the San Francisco 49ers opened as the betting on NFL futures market favorites to win the NFC. But the 2020 season was a catastrophe from the start. Key injuries ruined the 49ers’ bid for a second consecutive NFC title. Among the casualties was quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy G was out for most of the 2020 campaign. In like manner, Garoppolo missed nearly all of the 2018 season. Garoppolo was labeled with the reputation of being injury-prone. Head coach Kyle Shanahan ran out of patience. Subsequently, Trey Lance was a first-round draft pick in 2021.

San Francisco 49ers Scouting Report NFC Championship Game

Date and Time:Sunday, January 30, 2022, 6:40 p.m. ET
Location:SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
TV Coverage:FOX
49ers vs. Rams Odds at SBG Sportsbook
49ers+3½ (-120)46 (-110)+150
Rams-3½ (EV)46 (-110)-180
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San Francisco 49ers SBG Odds Overview

San Francisco has won sportsbook respect for its playoff wins at the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. However, the 49ers are something of a throwback team. San Francisco likes to run the ball and rely on its defense for success. That grandfatherly formula may win games, but it doesn’t move the masses. Causals are prone to bet against San Francisco. In comparison, Wise Guys see plenty of hidden value with the 49ers

Head Coach Kyle Shanahan

If Kyle Shanahan were a racehorse, he’d be rated high for his bloodlines. Kyle’s father, Mike, won two Super Bowl titles as head coach of the Denver Broncos. Further, Mike was celebrated as one of the great offensive minds in the NFL. Kyle played his college ball at Texas, where he saw limited action. Following college, he immediately matriculated to a coaching career with numerous assistant jobs in the NFL. Finally, he was named head coach of the 49ers in 2017. After records of 6-10 and 4-12, Shanahan broke through in 2019 with a 13-3 record and NFC Championship. In the Super Bowl against Kansas City, the 49ers seemed to have the game in hand before falling victim to Patrick Mahomes’ magical ways in a painful defeat.

Shanahan’s success has been tied to Garoppolo. When Jimmy G is healthy, they win together. When Jimmy G is out, it’s a disaster.

San Francisco 49ers Key Players

Jimmy Garoppolo began his career as a backup to Tom Brady with the New England Patriots. Since arriving at San Francisco, he has had tremendous Betting on NFL highs and lows. Their near-miss at the Super Bowl haunts Garoppolo and the 49ers to this day. And his numerous injuries have frustrated his coaches and fans.

But the one thing that Garoppolo commands is respect from his teammates. His movie-star looks are a mask for his toughness. Now he is one win away from a shot at Super Bowl redemption. Garoppolo is not as flashy or dominant as Patrick Mahomes. But he is a resourceful winner.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel was Garoppolo’s favorite target with 77 catches, 1405 yards, and six touchdowns. Tight end George Kittle is among the best in the NFL. In sum, Kittle totaled 71 catches, 910 yards, and six touchdowns. And then, on defense, Nick Bosa totaled 15.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. Kicker Robbie Gold was 20-23 on field goals and is a stone-cold killer in the clutch.