Super Bowl Betting – Quarterbacks Lead Offensive MVP Candidates

Super Bowl Free PicksThe biggest Super Bowl betting prop in your sportsbook will likely be the prop for the Most Valuable Player award, and it should be no surprise that the quarterbacks lead the way in terms of favorites as 23 pivots have won in 45 Super Bowls. Here is a look at the favorites when it comes to offensive players.

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Aaron Rodgers (+130): The Green Bay quarterback has been the best player in the playoffs so far, so it would be no surprise if he ended up claiming this award if the Packers win their fourth Super Bowl. The Packers have gotten a running game in the playoffs with James Starks, but the Steelers are the NFL’s best against the run, so if Green Bay is going to win, it’ll be either the defense or Rodgers’ arm.

Ben Roethlisberger (+325): Pittsburgh’s quarterback has won two Super Bowls in seven seasons, but no MVPs, and some NFL playoff betting players think he deserved the MVP in 2009, although Santonio Holmes was very deserving. The Steelers have a much better running game so Roethlisberger doesn’t have to shoulder such a big load, which hurts his chances, but we all know he’s capable of a big game.

Rashard Mendenhall (+650): This running back may be the best weapon that the Steelers have, as he can allow them to control the clock, which keeps the Packers’ offense on the sidelines and increases their chances of winning. The Steelers are 4-0 this season when Mendenhall rushes for 100 yards or more, so look for him to get the ball early and often in Dallas.

Greg Jennings (+1200): The wide receivers was a decent NFL pick in the second round of the 2006 draft, but no one expected him to explode as he has become Rodgers’ favorite target. This would be like Holmes winning in 2009; if Rodgers has a big day, Jennings will be the biggest beneficiary, and his ability to go over the middle as well as stretch the field will be a major concern for the Steelers.

James Starks/Mike Wallace (+1500): Starks needs to have a massive game to have any chance of winning the MVP, but as we said before, the Steelers are the best in the league when it comes to defending the run. Wallace has been kept largely quiet in the postseason, but he’s still the best deep threat in the league, and definitely in this game. He’ll be covered by a number of defenders, and likely two on deep routes with safety help, but if you were looking to make a longshot bet, Wallace would definitely be a great pick in your online sportsbook.


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