The San Francisco 49ers may have fallen to the Seattle Seahawks in last season's NFC Championship game, but one betting website believes that Jim Harbaugh's team will rebound better than ever.
Oddsmakersreleased the lines for each NFL team's win totals today and it was no surprise to see the Seahawks and Denver Broncos top the list. However the site also believe that the 49ers will be among those Super Bowl giants, they have set the line for all three teams at 11 wins.
The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers are just behind with 10 wins whilst the New Orleans Saints' line has been set at 9.5 wins.
These lines are not necessarily a prediction of how every team will fare but how they perceive the betting market surrounding these teams. The lines could also change if the betting public sway strongly one side or the other.
Among the more surprising lines are the Kansas City Chiefs at just eight wins. The Chiefs rebounded from a terrible 2012 season to finish with 11 wins in 2013. However, the bookmakers clearly believe that that was a flash in the pan and that Kansas City will return to mediocrity in 2014.
Oddsmakers also have low expectations for the Jacksonville Jaguars (4.5 wins) and the Oakland Raiders (five wins). Both teams have high draft selections and room to improve but Las Vegas obviously sees no instant turnaround for these teams.
The full list of lines for all NFL teams is available here.