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Oct 12, 2021

  • Doug KezirianESPN


    • ESPN Sporting activities Betting Analyst
    • Host of Everyday Wager
    • Driving The Bets podcast host

I sense like a broken record, but it warrants mentioning once again: A lot of quarterbacks carry on to seem to be like viable NFL MVP candidates, even as we are a third by means of the common time.

Uncovering worth in a one particular-way betting sector is always difficult, and bettors generally need some luck. But most importantly, you need to have to steer clear of terrible luck, these types of as Josh Allen slipping on a quarterback sneak in the game’s last minute. The play could have gained the activity for the Buffalo Bills and strengthened Allen’s campaign. As if bettors needed another reminder just how fragile this racket can be …

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MVP solutions

So now we have a betting board with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers in some way with the seventh-shortest odds at 11-1, even while the Environmentally friendly Bay Packers are 5-1 and surface poised for yet another operate at the NFC’s major seed. Lamar Jackson (10-1) is yet another former MVP who has double-digit odds. The Baltimore Ravens are 5-1, and some really feel Jackson is outperforming play from his MVP marketing campaign. That is how stacked this race is.

A different illustration is Derrick Henry with 30-1 odds, even nevertheless the 6-foot-3, 245-pound star has rushed for at the very least 113 yards in each and every recreation so far and the Tennessee Titans sit in very first position. I individually would in no way bet on a jogging back, even at these odds, but I could unquestionably have an understanding of if somebody did. Only one particular non-QB has received the MVP in the past 14 years, and that was managing back Adrian Peterson with 2,097 yards in 2021. “All Working day” also had the reward of doing it considerably less than 1 calendar year after tearing an ACL. Narratives do issue.

Matthew Stafford remains an intriguing enjoy for me at 10-1. I believe the Los Angeles Rams are portion of the dialogue for the league’s finest staff and have a path to the 1-seed. I mention that due to the fact a team’s finish will likely engage in a major position in voting. Not only have nine of the 13 past QB winners come from a 1- or 2-seed but it could be just be a convenient way for voters to determine in between two quarterbacks with equivalent stats. So in these kinds of a competitive MVP race, the best seed’s quarterback may possibly have the edge.

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Why is betting favorite Kyler Murray remaining dismissed? Well, he’s not which is why he is the betting beloved – and he need to be. Arizona is the league’s lone undefeated staff and the 24-calendar year-outdated is between the leaders in all passing categories, and there definitely would not appear like a very clear way to end him or this offense. The situation is he’s +400 and with so a lot of reputable candidates, Murray desires better than a 20% opportunity for a single to justify wagering on +400 odds. And it is good to presume regression is coming but then all over again, we have experienced at least a person staff with at least 13 wins in 6 straight seasons. With convincing highway wins about the Browns, Rams and Titans, Arizona has demonstrated that it belongs.

MVP Favorites

Kyler Murray +400
Josh Allen +450
Dak Prescott +500
Tom Brady +750
Lamar Jackson +1100
Matt Stafford +1000
Aaron Rodgers +1200
Justin Herbert +1400
Patrick Mahomes +1600
Derrick Henry +3000

Tremendous Bowl options

This year’s Super Bowl futures carry a very similar narrative as the MVP market, even for a league known for parity. We do not have one dominant staff, and I individually feel any of the best 8 has just as excellent of a shot as the others. In fact, I do not imagine in the Kansas Town Chiefs with the 3rd-shortest odds but they continue to be alive in their division and hence have a superior path than you would initially believe. Individually, I nonetheless really feel their protection is terrible, so I cannot justify a +750 wager.

The Dallas Cowboys (13-1) experienced a miraculous go over on Sunday in New England in a match that showcased three touchdowns of at the very least 35 yards in the closing 2:30 of regulation and time beyond regulation. They are now 5-1 and jogging absent with the NFC East. Are 13-1 Super Bowl odds truly worth a play? I would imagine so because the protection is vastly improved from final calendar year, even though Mike McCarthy is continually perplexed and routinely will make head-scratching timeout conclusions. I do assume he will finally value them a playoff video game, but 13-1 is appealing adequate.

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While I downplayed the idea of backing Kyler Murray at +400 for MVP, how can you go on the Arizona Cardinals at 11-1 to get it all? I was in the beginning skeptical but now I am sold. This team has dominated approximately just about every opponent (5-1 ATS) and evolved perfectly beyond the perception of a gimmicky offense without having a authentic protection. Believe that it or not, the Cardinals basically have a legitimate route to a 14-3 history or improved. Prior to you chuckle, do realize that may well only be underdogs the moment — Week 17 at Dallas. They journey to Seattle while Russell Wilson is on wounded reserve and their other road video games in San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit are all winnable. They host the Texans, Packers, Panthers, Rams, Colts and Seahawks. I firmly feel 8-3 or much better is doable and thus 11-1 looks like a price tag I have to get.

Super Bowl futures

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +550
Buffalo Bills +550
Kansas City Chiefs+750
Los Angeles Rams +850
Baltimore Ravens +1000
Green Bay Packers +1100
Arizona Cardinals +1100
Dallas Cowboys +1300
Cleveland Browns +2000
Los Angeles Chargers +2000
Tennessee Titans +22200

Other awards to view

  • I may well never ever forgive myself. A pair months ago, I almost pulled the bring about on Dallas Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs at 20-1 for Defensive Player of the Year. Only two cornerbacks have gained this award in the previous 26 a long time, so I felt I essential greater odds. Properly, by six months, he is now the next beloved at +450. Diggs’ seven interceptions are now much more than Stephon Gilmore’s six picks when he won the award in 2019. The most interceptions we’ve viewed this millennium is 10, so location that mark would definitely reward his marketing campaign.

  • Whilst we routinely explore the MVP betting marketplace, the Offensive Participant of the 12 months is an fascinating index guess. Derrick Henry is the betting most loved (+750) at DraftKings. This is truly an award that is not dominated by quarterbacks. In fact, a QB has only received it when in the earlier 4 several years and four of the earlier 9. Henry is now on speed for 2,218 rushing yards, which would set the one-time document. I would surely fire on +750, supplied his opportunity and longevity. He’s only skipped two full video games in his five-as well as seasons.

  • I will generate about it for the 3rd straight week. When oddsmakers have altered, Dak Prescott however feels like a bargain for Comeback Player of the Calendar year. He is now -300 and I even now are unable to fathom any scenario in which he does not operate absent with this honor. It would have to have a serious personal injury to derail him.