Abysmal Online NFL Betting Match on the HorizonPosted by: Mike Davis
Chip Kelly’s tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles was an absolute disaster. Kelly managed to take a team on the verge of making an NFC Championship run and have them transition to the worst team in the NFC East. So when the 49ers decided to bring in the then-fired Kelly into their franchise, most online NFL betting fans were questioning the unwise decision. Ultimately, Kelly lasted 1 awful season with the Niners, but the organization still deserves to take some heat for making such terrible choices.
In Kelly’s place, San Francisco decided to bring in Kyle Shanahan, son of legendary Bronco’s coach Mike Shanahan. His father is a 3-time Super Bowl champion but Junior has yet to win a game this bet NFL online season. To his credit, the Niners have faced some pretty good teams so far this season. San Fran took on the Panthers in Week 1, the team that just upset the New England Patriots this past Sunday, the reigning NFC West champion Seahawks in Week 2, the 3-1 Rams in Week 3 and they just got done facing the Cardinals this past weekend. It was a challenge that the Niners faced but couldn’t overcome.
However, this upcoming weekend, San Francisco will finally face off against a weaker opponent: the Indianapolis Colts. Let’s take a look at what kind of chances football betting sportsbooks are giving Shanahan’s squad this Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts – Sunday, October 8th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
San Francisco 49ers +1 ½ (-110) 44 (-105)
Indianapolis Colts -1 ½ (-110) 44 (-115)
San Francisco 49ers
San Fran rides into this contest wielding a 4-0 record that ranks them dead last in the division. Since the Niners share a division with the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and the Arizona Cardinals, they have a zero percent chance of coming back and winning the NFC West. Nevertheless, the Niners can at least strive to win a game this Sunday.
The good thing about facing the Colts is that Indianapolis has a terrible defense. But the bad thing about being San Francisco is that your offense is atrocious. San Francisco ranks 25th in the NFL in terms of total offense and 26th in terms of scoring. On the other hand, the Colts rank penultimate in overall defense and last in scoring.
The Colts enter this Sunday’s matchup pegged as online NFL betting underdogs for the third week in a row. Indianapolis is coming off a 46-18 loss to the Seattle Seahawks that let’s this franchise know just how much improvement they still have to make. Granted, the Colts have had to contend without their star quarterback Andrew Luck who is still out with injury. There’s no telling how this contest will turn out, but it’s more likely to turn into ta dull march than a thrilling shootout.