Super Bowl LI MVP Odds

MVP Super Bowl LI Odds

This year’s Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons features two of league’s best quarterbacks. Tom Brady, a guaranteed NFL hall of famer, is in search of his 5th Super Bowl championship, while young pup Matt Ryan has made a strong case as this year’s league MVP. With the over/under to this year’s game just shy of 60 total points, many people are optimistic we should be in for a great high scoring game. This year’s Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, February 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and will be the third time the Super Bowl has been played in Houston, after Super Bowl VIII in 1974 and Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

One of the most popular aspects of any Super Bowl, to the average person, is gambling on random events that take place throughout the game. The hype of the big day mixed with blowout Super Bowl parties turns the event into the biggest sporting day of the year. While you can wager on anything on this site throughout the Super Bowl, from the color of the Gatorade to the winner of the coin toss, one of the most popular, and more underrated bets is the most valuable player award, which is given out right after the game. Last year, Linebacker Von Miller won they award as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Miller had 5.5 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He was a nightmare for the Panthers QB Cam Newton and helped the Broncos take home Super Bowl 50. Although, despite Miller’s elite performance, he was not a heavy favorite to win the MVP award last year, as historically linebackers have not won the MVP very often. Only 3 other LB’s have one the Super Bowl MVP award. Ravens LB, Ray Lewis was the previous winner, over 15 years ago.

Super Bowl MVP Odds
Player Odds
Tom Brady (NE) 160
Matt Ryan (ATL) 275
Julio Jones (ATL) 750
Julian Edelman (NE) 1200
LeGarrette Blount (NE) 2000
Field 2000
Dion Lewis (NE) 2500
Devonta Freeman (ATL) 2500
Chris Hogan (NE) 2500
Tevin Coleman (ATL) 3300
Vic Beasley (ATL) 3300
Mohamed Sanu (ATL) 4000
Logan Ryan (NE) 5000
Martellus Bennett (NE) 5000
Austin Hooper (ATL) 6600
Matt Bryant (ATL) 6600
Taylor Gabriel (ATL) 6600
Stephen Gostkowski (NE) 6600
James White (NE) 6600
Malcom Butler (NE) 6600
Devin McCourty (NE) 7500
Deion Jones (ATL) 10000
Dwight Freeny (ATL) 10000
Eric Weems (ATL) 10000
Keanu Neal (ATL) 10000
Danny Amendola (NE) 10000
Dont’a Hightower (NE) 10000
Malcolm Mitchell (NE) 10000
Patrick Chung (NE) 10000
Rob Ninkovich (NE) 10000
Levine Toilolo (ATL) 15000
Chris Long (NE) 15000

Super Bowl LI MVP Prediction

Looking over this year’s list of MVP odds favorites, the obvious to me would be the Quarterback of the team you feel will win the game. With QB’s having won the award 27 out of 50 times, it makes for an obvious pick. Personally, I think the Falcons offense has an excellent chance to light up the scoreboard and steal this one from the Pat’s. Bill Belichick will have two weeks to prepare to try and shut down Atlanta’s high-powered offense, but I’m not sure anyone can completely slow down this offense as they seem to spread the ball around better than any other team in the league.

When creating this article, I was surprised to learn only six wide receivers have ever won the Super Bowl MVP award. That’s not a lot considering there have been so many strong performances over the years. Believe it or not, but the last two wide receivers to win the award we’re both Pittsburgh Steelers. Santonio Holmes won the award in 2009, and before that, it was Hines Ward in 2006.

As an underdog pick, I think the odds of a player like Dion Lewis or Chris Hogan could make for smart investment wager. But if it’s the long shot picks you like how about Malcom Butler at +6600 or Devin McCourty +7500. A pick-6 would turn this game upside down and could be a big enough play to earn one of the Pat’s CB’s the award.

My Pick: Matt Ryan +275

Super Bowl MVPs by position
Position Total
Quarterback 27
Running back 7
Wide receiver 6
Linebacker 4
Defensive end 2
Safety 2
Cornerback 1
Defensive tackle 1
Kick/Punt returner 1

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Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 20 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had a outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike looks at the game as a whole and doesn't focus solely on individual stats. Football is not Baseball, and you need to factor in more when researching players to draft. Mike has two kids and lives on the West Coast. He's happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.

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