Betting on NFL 2020 MVP Odds
A few players have stood out from the rest through the first 10 weeks of the NFL regular season. There once was a rather long list of candidates for league MVP ahead of Week 1. Through the first half of play, that list has been whittled down to a short list of legitimate contenders.
What Are The Best Bets For Betting on NFL 2020 Most Valuable Player Odds?
Intertops online sportsbook still has 15 names on its NFL futures board for MVP. Yet, there are probably just four players that can actually cash that bet.
Patrick Mahomes +175
Mahomes is in his fourth NFL season and he already has one MVP trophy on the resume (2018). Last season, he was named the MVP of Super Bowl LIV. He was instrumental in Kansas City Chiefs’ dramatic victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Through his first nine games this season, the Chiefs are 8-1 and cruising to another AFC West Division title. Mahomes has thrown for 2,687 yards with 25 touchdown throws against just one interception. If he continues to maintain this pace through seven more games, he is the only player that can win this award.
Russell Wilson +225
Wilson was the early frontrunner during the Seattle Seahawks run to 5-0 out of the gate. With three losses in their last four games, the Seahawks’ quarterback is bleeding value out of his lofty odds. It would take a dramatic turnaround to changes things but I am not about to bet on it.
Aaron Rodgers +300
If you are looking for a value pick in this short list, Rodgers would be the logical play. He has already been named MVP twice in his future Hall of Fame career. The second one came for his stellar play in the 2014 season.
The Green Bay Packers are leading the NFC North by two and half games at 7-2. Rodgers has been a big reason for his team’s first half success. He has thrown for 26 touchdowns with just three interceptions as part of 2,578 total passing yards.
Rodgers also adds some value to his odds as a sentimental pick. While his window to win another MVP is closing, Mahomes can still take home quite a few trophies. If both quarterbacks remain close in the stat category while their team keeps winning, votes could go Aaron’s way.
Kyler Murray +700
The Arizona Cardinals remain one of the more surprising teams this season at 6-3. Behind Murray at quarterback, this team is tied for first in the NFC West. The dramatic last-second win against Buffalo in Week 10 will linger in the minds of voters as an added plus.
If he would go on to win MVP, it would be heavily tied to his play making skills. Baltimore starter Lamar Jackson won last season’s MVP for his all-around play. Murray’s stats are not as nearly as gaudy as the players ahead of him on this list.
However, there is still some solid value in his odds if the Cardinals continue to win. That may be a big if but I would not rule out a smaller wager on Murray at his attractive longer odds.