Super Bowl LI MVP Odds & PickJosh Bailey
Super Bowl 51 is less than two weeks away. The big game is going to be played on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium. The participants are the Atlanta Falcons from the NFC and the New England Patriots from the AFC.
Among the many wagers available is to decide who’s going to take home the Super Bowl MVP. Last season, Denver Broncos’ DE Von Miller took home the Super Bowl MVP trophy at big odds. Will an offensive player take home the MVP this season? Or, will another defensive player come up big enough for the Super Bowl MVP Award?
Super Bowl LI MVP Picks
Most of the betting possibilities are listed below. Want to know who the favorite to win the Super Bowl MVP is? Keep reading to find out. Want to see who the smart pick is to take home the MVP? I’ve listed that here as well. I’ve even listed the longshot pick that’s gaining momentum along with my personal pick for the Super Bowl 51 MVP!
What: Super Bowl LI
Who: New England Patriots (14-2) vs Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Patriots -3
Moneyline: New England -150 vs Atlanta +140
Game Total: 59.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Chris Myers
Listen: New England vs Atlanta
Super Bowl MVP Favorite: Patriots QB Tom Brady -110
Brady is a deserving favorite. After all, Terrific Tom could end up winning his fifth Super Bowl. That’s something that no other quarterback in the history of the NFL has ever done. New England’s offense relies on their leader, Tom Brady. Plus, although he has many detractors, he also has plenty of fans. Some NFL analysts believe he’s the greatest QB to ever walk onto a football field.
Super Bowl MVP Smart Bet: Falcons QB Matt Ryan +185
Terrific Tom was a shoo-in for the NFL League MVP until Matt Ryan won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award a few weeks ago. Everyone agrees that if Atlanta wins the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, it will be because of their terrific QB, the likely NFL League MVP this season, had an awesome game. If you like Atlanta to pull off the upset, you should love Matty Ice’s chances of winning the Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl MVP Longshot Pick: Patriots WR Chris Hogan +3300
Hogan was brilliant versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. His odds are a respectable longshot +2500. The reason is because Atlanta’s defense must pay attention to Julian Edelman. Brady could end up going to Hogan all day in Super Bowl 51.
Super Bowl MVP Sharp Pick: Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount +2000
It’s happened in the past where New England coach Bill Belichick and his coaching staff have come out and done something unexpected. Doing something unexpected, something that Green Bay should have done in the NFC Championship, is rushing the football with big LeGarrette Blount. Why not? Atlanta’s only shot at winning this game is via a shootout. Why not lessen Atlanta’s chances of scoring by rushing the football and slowing the game down? The Falcons have developed into a terrific pass rushing team. If Belichick decides to take advantage of that by rushing Blount, big LeGarrette could easily win the Super Bowl MVP Award.
My PERSONAL Super Bowl MVP Pick: Patriots CB Malcolm Butler +10,000
I think that for the second season in a row, the Super Bowl MVP will go to a defensive player. After studying Super Bowl 51 for the past 48 hours or so, I’ve concluded that the only way Atlanta moves the football is by throwing it to WR Julio Jones. New England’s defense is built around allowing as minimal amount of points as possible. The Pats give up 15.6 points per game.
Atlanta ‘s defense is going to allow a lot more than 15.6 points in Super Bowl 51. Since the Falcons are likely to have to try and catch up to the Patriots on the scoreboard, there’s a good chance that Matty Ice starts haphazardly throwing to Julio. It’s at that point when Malcolm Butler steps it up and becomes the Super Bowl hero with a key interception.
I’m going with Butler at 75 to 1 odds.
SUPER BOWL LI MOST VALUABLE PLAYER ODDS
- Tom Brady -110
- Matt Ryan +185
- Julio Jones +1600
- LaGarrette Blount +2000
- Julian Edelman +2000
- Devonta Freeman +2000
- Dion Lewis +3300
- Chris Hogan +3300
- Tevin Coleman +5000
- Martellus Bennett +6600
- Taylor Gabriel +7000
- Vic Beasley Jr. +8000
- Mohamed Sanu +8000
- Malcolm Butler +10000
- James White +15000
- Devin McCourty +15000
- Patrick Chung +20000
- Jabaal Sheard +20000
- Trey Flowers +20000
- Deion Jones +2000
- Ricardo Allen +25000
- Stephen Gostkowski +25000
- Keanu Neal +30000
- Logan Ryan +30000
- Matt Bryant +40000