If you love wagering on football, then the Super Bowl is the game to get in on, simply because of all the amazing prop bets that are available for the big game. Rather than just being able to bet on the winner, the spread, and the point total, you can get in on wagers like the length of the national anthem, the coin toss, and a host of other fun bets that make the game that much more entertaining.
One of the more popular wagers in any Super Bowl is the MVP and given that it is generally always an offensive player that wins it, your chances of cashing a winning ticket are quite good. Only a couple of players from these two teams appears in the top 5 in postseason tackles, sacks, and INT’s this year, so let’s stick with the offense as our likely candidates.
Super Bowl LIII MVP Odds & Expert Pick
- Super Bowl LIII MVP Odds: -110
Brady won the first of his 5 Super Bowl rings against the Rams, so how fitting would it be to get #6, and potentially his last, against the same team? Brady is leading the postseason stats with 691 passing yards from his two games this season, and he looked absolutely clinical in the 4th quarter and OT versus the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Brady has made a habit of delivering big plays in the biggest games, so don’t be surprised to see him further his GOAT status with an MVP Award next Sunday.
- Super Bowl LIII MVP Odds: +200
Goff has not put up the numbers that Brady has this postseason, mostly because the Rams are a team that is a little more apt to run the football than the Patriots. The Rams have a balanced attack through the air and on the ground, and if they can get the running game going early in the Super Bowl, that may have an effect on the ability of Goff to land the MVP. If, on the other hand, the Rams get behind to the Patriots, the ball may end up in the QB’s hand more often than not. Of the two QB’s, I think Brady is the most likely winner.
- Super Bowl LIII MVP Odds: +1000
Gurley saw his stock drop a lot after sitting on the sidelines for the majority of the NFC Championship Game last weekend. Many believed it was knee issues that kept him there, but it was revealed that it was a lack of efficiency that saw him ride the pine, especially with CJ Anderson coming in and putting up big numbers.
That unexpected rest may actually help Gurley, who has been battling a niggling injury for most of the season. This is a dual-threat player who might well be able to take advantage of the Patriots poor red zone defense. Gurley is my pick for MVP.
- Super Bowl LIII MVP Odds: +1400
The lead running backs on both teams are Georgia Bulldogs graduates but don’t expect to see any love between these two on the field next Sunday. Sony Michel looks as though he is going to have a stellar career in the NFL, as he actually got better as the season progressed, to the point where he is leading the way in total rushing yards in the postseason with 242. He has the ability to find holes and break off huge chunks of yardage, so he can accumulate yards quickly.
If you are looking for a real longshot on the board, I would consider putting a few bucks on Rob Gronkowski, who is currently on there at +5000. The big man was great last weekend against the Chiefs, and since this might be his final ever NFL game, he might just go off.
Last 10 Super Bowl MVP’s
- LII: Nick Foles (QB/Philadelphia Eagles)
- LI: Tom Brady (QB/New England Patriots)
- 50: Von Miller (LB/Denver Broncos)
- XLIX: Tom Brady (QB/New England Patriots)
- XLVIII: Malcolm Smith (LB/Seattle Seahawks)
- XLVII: Joe Flaco (QB/Baltimore Ravens)
- XLVI: Eli Manning (QB/New York Giants)
- XLV: Aaron Rodgers (QB/Green Bay Packers)
- XLIV: Drew Brees (QB/New Orleans Saints)
- XLIII: Santonio Holmes (WR/Pittsburgh Steelers)
2019 Super Bowl Week Expert Betting News
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