Just like that, there’s only one game left in the 2023 NFL Season. This year seemed to go by particularly fast with all the storylines none of us could’ve predicted. Even if you weren’t able to win many wagers this season, there’s still hope. There’s plenty to bet on for this year’s Super Bowl, including MVP. In this piece, we’ll go through the favorites of who could win the game’s highest honor. All odds can be found at OHGamblers.
Best Super Bowl LVIII MVP Odds
1. Patrick Mahomes – Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs
This one should come as no surprise. Mahomes has shown the ability to keep his gunslinger ways under wraps both in this year’s playoffs and last year’s Super Bowl victory against Philadelphia With this, he’s been able to limit his turnovers but still stay aggressive when he needs to be.
Mahomes sits comfortably at +135 to win Super Bowl MVP.
2. Brock Purdy – Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
Mahomes biggest competitor for the ultimate award is the quarterback playing opposite of him. Similar to Mahomes, Purdy has been able to take advantage of what the defense gives him and his stats show that. In the Divisional and NFC Championship games, Purdy has thrown for 519 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. If he can manage to win while avoiding costly turnovers, his case for MVP would be promising.
Purdy is currently at +200.
3. Christian McCaffrey – Running Back, San Francisco 49ers
There’s no doubt that after the quarterbacks, Christian McCaffrey has the greatest ability to impact the game. It’s nearly impossible for defenses to shut down the star running back since he’s able to catch just as well as he can run. For the season, Kansas City gave up the 17th most rushing yards. If McCaffrey can take advantage and end with ~100 scrimmage yards and 1-2 touchdowns, the award should be his.
His odds are at +450.
4. Travis Kelce – Tight End, Kansas City Chiefs
An argument could be made that Travis Kelce should be even higher on this list. At +1700, it might be the best value.
Kelce is coming off what is likely his greatest playoff performance yet, notching 116 yards on 11 catches with a touchdown. He consistently bailed the Chiefs’ offense out with plenty of off-schedule, acrobatic catches. He should be able to turn back the clock one more time, against a 49ers defense that gave up 97 yards to Sam LaPorta last week.
5. Deebo Samuel – Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers
For Deebo Samuel’s standards, the star receiver has been relatively quiet for his standard throughout the playoffs. In two games, he’s combined for 113 yards on 10 catches. He should be matched up with cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, whose coverage grade in the playoffs is a lowly 68.4. There’s a real chance that Samuel explodes for around 125+ scrimmage yards. If he gets into the open field, watch out.
He’s currently a long shot to win MVP at +2000.
6. Isiah Pacheco – Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs
Never say never, folks. With how protective of the ball Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes are, Pacheco could be featured more than we expected. After all, we are coming off an AFC Championship game where Pacheco was entrusted to run the ball 24 times. Although it was only for 2.8 yards a carry, the game likely couldn’t have been won without him. If they stick with this same formula against the 49ers, Pacheco could rush for 100+ yards since run defense is the weak spot of San Fransisco’s defense.
The Chiefs’ starting running back has odds of +3500.
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