The matchup is set for Super Bowl LVI and the MVP odds provide a fascinating subplot to the big game at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday February 13.
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will face off in the Rams’ home stadium after both clinched thrilling wins in Sunday’s Conference Championship games. It’s been a terrific playoff schedule so far, and now we are right down to the business end.
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Joe Burrow and the Bengals recovered from a 21-3 second-quarter deficit to stun the Chiefs 27-24 after overtime in Arrowhead.
Later in the day the Rams climbed out of a 17-7 fourth-quarter hole to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 at SoFi.
The stage is set for another terrific showdown for the Lombardi trophy on Sunday night, and the home team Los Angeles Rams are trading as a 4.5-point favorite as we go into gameday. But when it comes to Super Bowl props, the MVP market might be the hottest of all.
Here is all you need to know about the biggest personal honor a player can scoop in the biggest game of all.
Super Bowl LVI MVP Odds
Not surprisingly, quarterbacks Burrow and Matthew Stafford lead the line, with Stafford having the early edge playing at home for the favored Rams. Here are the latest odds to be crowned Super Bowl LVI MVP:
|Matthew Stafford (QB, Rams)||+145||BetMGM, Borgata|
|Joe Burrow (QB, Bengals)||+235||Unibet, SugarHouse|
|Cooper Kupp (WR, Rams)||+700||Caesars|
|Aaron Donald (DT, Rams)||+1500||Caesars|
|Ja’Marr Chase (WR, Bengals)||+2500||FanDuel|
|Odell Beckham Jr (WR, Rams)||+2800||DraftKings|
|Cam Akers (RB, Rams)||+3500||DraftKings, Caesars|
|Von Miller (OLB, Rams)||+4000||Widely available|
|Joe Mixon (RB, Bengals)||+5000||PointsBet|
|Tee Higgins (WR, Bengals)||+6000||FanDuel|
NB: All odds updated on Sunday February 13, 2022
Who is most likely to win Super Bowl MVP?
Quite simply recent history, football politics and the odds suggest it will be one of the two quarterbacks.
In recent years the position is even more dominant when it comes to handing our Super Bowl MVP honors, with rule changes meaning the passing game rules over everything else.
We’ll provide predictions closer to gametime, but our advice would be be to go with multiple picks for the big game. Take one of the quarterbacks as your banker – from whichever team you favor to win.
Then look at a player who is likely to provide huge splash plays – maybe in the passing game or maybe wrecking the game defensively (Von Miller has history here, winning the award when Denver defeated Carolina in Super Bowl L).
Super Bowl MVP Public Betting
So this is interesting – Burrow and Stafford do not lead the way as of right now. We have a DT accounting for most bets in the shape of Rams megastar Aaron Donald.
We have access to PointsBet figures so far, and here they are (up to Saturday February 12):
|Player||Odds||% Of Bet Count|
|Aaron Donald (DT, Rams)||+1400||20.3%|
|Joe Burrow (QB, Bengals)||+220||11.8%|
|Matthew Stafford (QB, Rams)||+125||10.7%|
|Cooper Kupp (WR, Rams)||+450||9.4%|
|Odell Beckham Jr (WR, Rams)||+3300||6.6%|
See above – right now Rams QB Matthew Stafford is the favorite to win MVP at Super Bowl LVI. If you mean ‘best’ in the context of who might win, then check back closer to gametime when we’ll give you our (free) predictions and picks.
Only once, and that was Dallas LB Chuck Howley as the ‘Boys dropped a heartbreaker 16-13 to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.
See above, the winning team has provided the MVP in 54 of 55 Super Bowl games so far. Howley is the only outlier.
Probably not as many times as you’d imagine – 31 times in 55 games so far. But remember, the QB position has become way more valuable in recent years. QBs have won MVP in 7 of the last 10 Super Bowls. After quarterback, WR and RB are the most successful positions overall, with 7 MVP awards each.
Only once, and again it was the Dallas Cowboys. Harvey Martin and Randy White shared the award in Super Bowl XII as the Cowboys Doomsday Defense dominated the Denver Broncos in the Superdome in New Orleans.
No real surprise here – the GOAT Tom Brady leads the way with 5 Super Bowl MVP awards, four with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Next is San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana with 3 while Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers), Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Eli Manning (New York Giants) all won 2 each.