Super Bowl MVP Odds (01/19/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Odds to win the Super Bowl XLIX MVP. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.



The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona. The defending champions opened as 2.5 point favorites at some Las Vegas sportsbooks but as the Patriots dismantled the Colts in the AFC Championship game Sunday night the line began to move towards New England. The consensus line is now a pick'em.

In anticipation of the release of PredictionMachine.com's Super Bowl and prop picks we look at the Super Bowl MVP odds.

Tom Brady is an overwhelming 3/2 favorite. New England's quarterback won the MVP in two of the Patriots three Super Bowl Championships. Quarterbacks have won four of the last five MVP awards.

The favorite in the odds to win the Super Bowl MVP Award for the Seahawks is quarterback Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch at 15/4. Beast Mode could become the first running back to win the award since Terrell Davis in 1998.

The game's top offensive performer is typically given the award but not always. Last year's Super Bowl MVP was Seattle's linebacker Malcolm Smith, a player that was not even a starter until injuries forced him into the lineup last year. The Legion of Boom has Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor at 25/1 and 33/1 odds respectively.

Smith is a 150/1 longshot to repeat as the big game's most valuable player.

Super Bowl XLIX MVP Odds

Player Odds
Tom Brady 3/2
Marshawn Lynch 15/4
Russell Wilson 15/4
Rob Gronkowski 9/1
LeGarrette Blount 12/1
Richard Sherman 25/1
Doug Baldwin 33/1
Kam Chancellor 33/1
Julian Edelman 33/1
Darrelle Revis 33/1
Earl Thomas 40/1
Bobby Wagner 50/1
Brandon LaFell 66/1
Jermaine Kearse 66/1
Byron Maxwell 66/1
K.J. Wright 66/1
Shane Vereen 75/1
Danny Amendola 100/1
Patrick Chung 100/1
Jamie Collins 100/1
Donta Hightower 100/1
Devin McCourty 100/1
Rob Ninkovich 100/1
Luke Wilson 100/1
Stephen Gostkowski 150/1
Steven Hauschka 150/1
Malcolm Smith 150/1
Field 25/1