This season two teams proved to be head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in the 2016 NFL playoffs, as a result Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will be travelling to Texas for the Super Bowl LI on February 5th.
For this match, The New England Patriots opened as three-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons for Super Bowl LI, and in nearly a week the line has not moved. The spread has remained minus-3 across the board. Las Vegas sports books recently reported that over 60 percent of the money wagered on the Super Bowl was being placed on the Patriots. This suggests that the spread will eventually rise. So if you are ready to take one step forward into making more exciting bets, you need to consider the MVP, when it comes to betting on the most valuable player of the big game, a familiar face is topping odds lists.
Tom Brady is the +160 front-runner with Matt Ryan (+250), Julio Jones (+750), Julian Edelman (+1600), LeGarrette Blount (+2000), Dion Lewis (+2500), Devonta Freeman (+2500), Chris Hogan (+2500), Tevin Coleman (+3300) and Vic Beasley (+3300) rounding out the top 10.
Brady is the straw that stirs the drink for the Patriots’ high-flying offense, and he’s also a three-time winner of the individual award. Of New England’s four championships in the Brady-Belichick era, Touchdown Tom’s only title without an MVP came in 2005 when wideout Deion Branch received the bragging rights.
While Brady deserves to be the favorite, there’s tons of value elsewhere if you think the Falcons can pull off the upset. Ryan at +185 is a great price considering how well he’s playing right now, as the veteran is the regular season MVP favorite and has seven touchdowns and no interceptions in the postseason.
Less than a week before Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, the New England Patriots’ triggerman is the front-runner on the MVP futures board at +160,
That is good value considering that the award goes to the winning QB more than half of the time and the most likely scenario for the Falcons to win is probably in a higher-scoring game.
Brady has been named MVP in three of the Patriots’ four Super Bowl victories. The Patriots’ offense-by-committee approach makes for long odds on WR Julian Edelman (+1600), RB LeGarrette Blount (+2000), WR Chris Hogan (+2500) and RB Dion Lewis (+2500).
With Patriots coach Bill Belichick having two weeks to scheme, if someone wants to play a long shot, it’s worth noting that Edelman and Lewis can both create touchdowns in multiple ways.
Falcons WR Julio Jones, at +750 on the Super Bowl betting prop to win the game MVP, has the top odds of any non-quarterback. The Falcons rotate running backs Devonta Freeman (+2500) and Tevin Coleman (+3300), although Freeman is likely a better bet since he gets more touchdown opportunities from inside the 10-yard line. There’s tons of betting value, sign up now at Heritagesports.eu