The 49ers Effect

This week the lads discuss who could emulate the ’19 49ers and go from worst to first in their division – or even the unthinkable, the 2018 Jags and go from first to worst (Packers, anyone? *Ian prays to Halas*).

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A Review of Last Week’s Bets

Last week Rob set the challenge for season long bets, giving everyone a virtual £20 bet per team with the 8 teams from 2 divisions to pick for.

Most of the prices here are from William Hill and correct as of 27/08/20 (the table will look better in landscape on your phone).

Mark
AFC East
Patriots to finish bottom of division7/1
Dolphins & Jets to finish 1 & 2 any order25/1
Patriots & Dolphins, 1st & 2nd exactly6/1
Tony
AFC North
Ravens to win Super Bowl LV13/2
J Burrow OROY9/4
Ben Roethlisberger Come Back POY4/1
N Chubb most rushing TDs in regular season14/1
Tom
AFC West
Broncos Under 7.5 wins20/21
Raiders Under 7.5 wins10/11
Chargers to win week 1, -3 pts 5/6
Chiefs Over 11.5 wins, Mahomes Over 4200 passing yards, Over 30.5 TDs 11/10
Rob
AFC South
D Henry MVP40/1
G Minshew Over 3500 passing yards, DJ Chark over 1000 rec yards, L Fournette over 1000 rushing yards9/2
Texans win AFCS3/1
Rivers under 10.5 starts13/2 * prop
Tony
NFC East
E Elliott TD every regular season game100/1
S Barkley most regular season rushing yards9/1
Eagles to win Super Bowl LV, C Wentz regular and super bowl MVP200/1
(I’ll have what Tony’s drinking!)
C Young DROY3/1
Tom
NFC North
Bears not to make the playoffs5/9
Vikings to win division6/4
D Adams most receiving TDs10/1
D Swift OROY18/1
Mark
NFC West
49ers to win Super Bowl LV9/1
A Donald DPOY6/1
I Simmons DROY7/1
T Lockett most receiving yards50/1
Rob NFC SouthPanthers worst regular season record7/1
Falcons to finish 3rd in NFCS11/10
Saints to finish 2nd NFCS11/4
Gronkowski under 500 receiving yards, under 5TDs5/1

* Prop Bets

The bookies weren’t brave enough to offer odds for Rob’s Rivers bet of under 10.5 starts, so Tom offered a tasty 13/2 which Rob and Tony took advantage of with £20 each (that’s real money, it’s in the notes!).

Arguably the best prop bet last week though, was when Tom set the over/ under on the number of fantasy leagues Tony would win… bearing in mind Tony is in 11 leagues, Tom set it at an insulting 0.5… and then took the under!  At a tempting 5/1,  Rob double the insult by snapping up £20 worth and Tom took him on for £10.  Surely Tony can win 1 league out of 11… surely?

If you open an account using our links you’ll be supporting the site and the podcast (maybe we can get Mark that better broadband he clearly needs?) and new players can get the William Hill 2 x £15 free bets for a £10er. Don’t be a divvy though, betting is supposed to be fun, if you can’t laugh about losing what you’ve bet, you’ve bet too much, take it easy, or you’ll end up like us lot!

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