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49ers open as big favorites vs. Jets in Week 1

49ers open as big favorites vs. Jets in Week 1

The 49ers will open their 2024 season at home against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. They’ll also do so as pretty heavy favorites.

BetMGM has San Francisco opening as 6.5-point favorites in Week 1 at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers are -275 on the money line. The total is set at 45.5 points.

This isn’t a huge surprise for a 49ers club that was favored in every game last season. It is a little bit of a surprise that they’re favored by a touchdown.

New York should be getting quarterback Aaron Rodgers back from a torn Achilles, and last season the Jets boasted one of the NFL’s best defenses. They ranked No. 3 in defensive DVOA and tied for first in yards per play allowed.

Alas, the Jets still have plenty to prove after finishing 7-10 in each of the last two years. Over that same stretch the 49ers have won 25 games, been to two NFC championship games and one Super Bowl.

It’ll be interesting to see how the line moves as the preseason progresses, but signs point to that season opener being a close one at Levi’s Stadium despite a sizable opening line.

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