Super Bowl 53 MVP Prop Odds
The Super Bowl 53 MVP prop odds are out and, not surprisingly, the quarterbacks are heavily favored.
At Bovada Sportsbook, Tom Brady is the overall favorite on the Super Bowl MVP prop odds at +110 followed by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff at +225. After that, the odds rise considerably.
In Super Bowl history, a quarterback has won the MVP more times (29) than every other position combined. Brady’s a four-time Super Bowl MVP winner already. Last year, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles took home the honor, and it’s gone to a quarterback in seven of the last nine Super Bowls.
After quarterback, the position with the most Super Bowl MVPs is running back with seven. So, of course, next in line for the oddsmakers on the Super Bowl MVP prop are the running backs with Todd Gurley at +1300, Sony Michel at +1600 and C.J. Anderson and James White both at +2000.
It’s been a long time since a running back won the Super Bowl MVP, with the last being Terrell Davis 21 years ago. If Michel keeps up his recent play, he could end the drought. He’s been a catalyst for the New England offense in the postseason with 242 yards rushing and five touchdowns in two games.
Aaron Donald (+1800) has top odds among defenders
If you’re looking for value picks on the Super Bowl MVP odds, the way to go may be with a defensive player. As we said, a quarterback has won the MVP in seven of the last nine years, but the two times the award didn’t go to a QB, it was claimed by a defender — Von Miller in 2016 and Malcolm Smith in 2014.
The defensive player with the best odds right now is Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald (+1800). Last year’s defensive player of the year and this year’s sack leader, Donald could easily enter into the MVP conversation if he makes an impact on the pass rush.
The odds on a few other defenders include Aqib Talib and Dante Fowler Jr. at +6600 and Marcus Peters and Ndamukong Suh at +8000. The top New England defender on the odds list is Kyle Van Noy at +10000.
Other notable players on offense whom bettors may want to look at include Julian Edelman at +2500, Rob Gronkowski at +2500, Brandin Cooks at +4000 and Rex Burkhead at +6600. A wide receiver has won the Super Bowl MVP six times, while a tight end has never claimed the honor.