It was just two seasons ago that the San Francisco 49ers won their seventh NFC title, fielding the best defense in the conference en route to Super Bowl LIV. Injuries derailed the 49ers’ quest to repeat as NFC champs and finish what they could not the year before. This season, San Francisco has renewed hopes to be among the 2022 Super Bowl favorites with many key players returning. Having defensive stars Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, and standout tight end George Kittle back in action could make San Francisco one of the top 2022 Super Bowl picks from the NFC.
The 49ers are listed at +1400 in the latest 2022 Super Bowl odds from Caesars Sportsbook. How the quarterback position shakes out will be a big key to making San Francisco into serious 2022 Super Bowl contenders. Before making any 2022 Super Bowl picks based on the latest NFL odds, you need to check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters the 2021 season on an incredible 120-78 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, it has set its sights on finding value in the 2022 Super Bowl odds. You can see its top NFL picks and predictions here.
Top 2022 Super Bowl predictions
After simulating the season 10,000 times, the model likes the value of the Chicago Bears, even though they are +5000 underdogs to win the Super Bowl. There is much excitement surrounding the arrival of rookie quarterback Justin Fields. While there are indications that he may not open the season as Chicago’s starter, it may not be long before he supplants Andy Dalton and possibly takes the Bears on a surprising playoff run.
Once Fields cracks the starting lineup, he will have a promising supporting cast around him. Star wide receiver Allen Robinson caught a career-high 102 passes in 2020, the second-most in Bears history. Wide receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Cole Kmet could be breakout players in their second pro seasons.
David Montgomery is emerging as a focal point of the offense. He rushed for 1,070 yards and totaled 10 touchdowns from scrimmage in 2020. Former safeties coach Sean Desai has been in the organization since 2013, and he will be heavily focused on re-establishing the defense’s dominance from 2018 as he takes over as the new defensive coordinator. The Bears will be a team to watch in the NFC as they look to end a playoff win drought that dates back to the 2010 season.
How to make 2022 Super Bowl picks
The model is also high on a juicy long shot in the AFC that would pay even better than the Colts (25-1). You need to see the model’s analysis before making any Super Bowl 56 bets.
So which long shot provides a juicy price to win Super Bowl LVI? And what other teams provide value at their current Super Bowl 2022 odds? Check out the latest Super Bowl LVI odds below, then visit SportsLine to see the picks from the model that’s up almost $7,900.
2022 Super Bowl odds to win
Washington Football Team +5000