One Week to Go: Have you Considered Super Bowl MVP Odds and More?
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
As of this writing, the Super Bowl will be here before you know it. Sure, there’s like a week to go, but that week goes fast. By now, the teams are putting together their final preparations for the game plan and you, as a bettor, might consider doing the same thing. The line may move, the point spread may move, but now is the time to really go through your research. The more you know, the more prepared you’ll be. That’s true in all betting, but perhaps especially so in Super Bowl MVP odds.
Super Bowl MVP Odds
As with many other Super Bowl bets and things relating to football, the favorites are usually the quarterbacks. This makes sense, as they’ll be on the field for the most plays, and have the best opportunity to affect the outcome of the game. If an NFL game is a story, then the QBs are usually the storytellers. Sure, they won’t be the only ones to affect the game, but they’ll have the greatest say in it.
This game has two QBs that very well could walk away with the MVP honors. Mahomes, as a running QB, and a player who really can do it all, might be the favorite. If the Chiefs win, he’ll almost assuredly be a big part as to why they did so. He can carry the ball, he can throw the ball, he can sidearm the ball, he can throw it to himself – Mahomes can affect the game in so many different ways.
Jimmy G, of course, also has a great opportunity to affect the game as well. He’s got the arm, and if the 49er defense can hold Mahomes in check, that gives Jimmy G an incredible opportunity to win the game for himself. Many QBs who win the Super Bowl MVP find that it ends up being a major part of their legacy. To use a recent example, Eli Manning’s Hall of Fame qualifications come in large part not just because he beat Brady in those two games, but also because he won MVP in those games, too.
Don’t Forget Dark Horse Candidates
Larry Brown wasn’t a household name by any means going into Super Bowl XXX, but a few interceptions later, he was a Super Bowl MVP (and later, able to turn that into a big contract). This is the ultimate game for “guy you may not have heard of stepping up in a big way and living forever after that.” Sure, the SuperBowl XLIII champion Pittsburgh Steelers relied on Santonio Holmes throughout that playoff run, but he didn’t become really famous famous until that incredible catch in the back of the end zone to beat the Cardinals.
There are plenty of candidates to do such things in this game. Defensive players like Nick Bosa and Mathieu are certainly those that could turn the entire game around in a hurry decisively. But, you also want to consider those players that they’re going to be going at, too. The player on the opposite side of “The Honey Badger” stands to be the one who’s going to see the most throws from Jimmy G. So, he could be a great candidate to make a big play and be the MVP. Of course, it could also be the player who gives up the big play to the receiver who gets the touchdown to win it all. We only really give out MVPs for this game, due to the incredible importance.
Other Skill Positions
Running backs are certainly favorites to win this position. Mostert had a great game for the 49ers against the Packers. Sure, the Chiefs will be tougher to run against (look at what they did to Henry) but, if the 49ers manage to get a ground and pound, ball control offense going, then that could be all it takes to secure the victory. At that point, the RB will be a great pick for Super Bowl MVP.
Like just about everything else in sports betting, who you believe will be the MVP is very closely matched by how you think the game is going to go. What you find in your research should inform your betting as to who’s going to be MVP. For example, if your research shows that the Chiefs’ run defense isn’t as good as the experts seem to think, and that they shut down Henry for reasons that were either fluky, a bad matchup, poor coaching on the part of the Titans, or something else that can’t be or won’t be replicated in this game, then Mostert is a tremendous pick.
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