Super Bowl LV MVP Odds

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting spectacle on the planet. As a result it also takes in billions of dollars at the betting window. There are reasons for that. The game sits alone on the schedule and with weeks of buildup there is an assortment of proposition bets available from beginning to end. You can wager the over/under on the duration of the national anthem to what color liquid the winning coach gets doused with. There are also the standard spread and total wagers. One popular prop bet is on the game’s MVP, and considering quarterbacks have won the award 30 times in the previous 54 Super Bowls it’s not surprising to see Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady at the top of the odds board at with a significant drop after that.

Super Bowl 55 – Tampa Bay Bucs vs Kansas City Chiefs

Date and Time: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 6:30 p.m. ET

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Opening NFL Odds: Kansas City -3, O/U 56

TV Coverage: CBS

Super Bowl LV MVP Odds

Patrick Mahomes -110

Tom Brady +200

Travis Kelce +1000

Tyreek Hill +1000

Chris Godwin +2800

Mike Evans +2800

Leonard Fournette +3300

Tyrann Mathieu +4000

Antonio Brown +5000

Clyde Edwards-Helaire +5000

Darrel Williams +5000

Mecole Hardman +5000

Ronald Jones II +5000

Shaquil Barrett +5000

Devin White +6600

Jason Pierre-Paul +6600

Rob Gronkowski +6600

Byron Pringle +10000

Cameron Brate +10000

Chris Jones +10000

Daniel Sorenson +10000

Demarcus Robinson +10000

Frank Clark +10000

Jordan Whitehead +10000

Juan Thornhill +10000

Lavonte David +10000

Scotty Miller +10000

Sean Murphy-Bunting +10000

Tyler Johnson +10000

Vita Vea +10000

Willie Gay +10000

Harrison Butker +15000

Le’Veon Bell +15000

Ryan Succop +15000


It’s common to see the starting quarterback with the favored team have the shortest odds. And guess what? There’s Mahomes at negative odds to win a second straight MVP and become yet another quarterback to win the honor. Mahomes had another sparkling season throwing for 4,740 yards and 38 touchdowns for the league’s top-ranked offense. The Chiefs averaged 415.8 yards per game during the regular season and ranked sixth scoring just a shade under 30 points a game. Mahomes was at his best in the AFC Championship throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns a week after sustaining a concussion.

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As good as Mahomes has been he has a long way to go to catch up with his counterpart. At age 43 Brady is playing in his 10th Super Bowl and has claimed MVP honors a record four times. However, Brady struggled in the NFC Championship throwing three interceptions and he’s completed only 55 percent of his throws in the postseason. Of course that means squat heading into the Super Bowl where Brady has been the master.

The teams are prolific offensively finishing among the top six in the NFL in scoring during the regular season. We do need to mention the defense, though. Both teams came up big on that side of the ball on Championship Sunday holding the highest scoring teams in the league below their season averages. There’s a reason why only 10 defenders have won the MVP, though, that’s because they don’t compile enough quantitative stats. Denver’s Von Miller in Super Bowl 50 was the last defensive player to win the award when he collected 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and six tackles. With two teams that can move the football and score, it’s unlikely we see a defender walk away with the hardware.

The best value bets are pass catchers. The last four offensive MVPs that weren’t QBs were wide receivers with Julian Edelman in Super Bowl LIII the most recent. And both clubs are stacked at the position. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin carry plenty of value for Tampa while Tyreek Hill is solid bet for KC. The only problem with the Chiefs is that Mahomes is so good he’s likely to put up big enough numbers throwing the football with few mistakes, which would put him in line for another award.

Outside of Hill there are a few other intriguing options on the Chiefs. Tight end Travis Kelce had another monster year with 105 catches and 1,416 yards with 11 touchdowns. He’s a favorite target of Mahomes inside the red zone and will have enough opportunities. Also, at +5000 on the current line is Mecole Hardman, who can do a bit of everything. He’s used in the running game and returns kicks, which allows him to amass numbers without Mahomes taking credit for them.

In order to cash a winning ticket on this bet you first have to get the winning team right. Only once in Super Bowl history has the MVP come from the losing team, and that was way back in 1971 when Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley earned the honor with a pair of interceptions and a fumble recovery. There’s never been a kicker named MVP and two good ones go at it in Tampa. But unless Harrison Butker or Ryan Succop does something extraordinary it’s not going to happen. New England’s Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning 48-yard field goal to beat St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXVI and wasn’t named MVP.