Following the Ravens’ 34-20 win over the Bengals, Ravens fans flooded down in front of the Amazon postgame show and chanted “M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!” repeatedly as Lamar Jackson emerged and joined the set. Fans do that pretty frequently, but in the case of these rabid Baltimore fans, they’re most certainly not wrong.
Lamar is near the top of the board in terms of MVP odds and hopefully you were listening to the Pick Six Podcast the last few weeks when we told you to take him at roughly 15-1 before the Ravens started rolling.
I was *this* close to naming Lamar my best bet of all the favorites to win the MVP in this new Todd Monken offense. He would have been a better pick than Trevor Lawrence!
There’s plenty of season left so let’s refresh the odds around/before/close enough to the midpoint of the season and look at the top favorites plus any value on longer shots.
Any average NFL fan likely can rip off the top names on this list. The order — via DraftKings, same as we used before the season — might be a little tougher to figure out but not that hard.
Jalen Hurts (+280) is the current odds-on favorite, which makes sense given the Eagles record and his production. Lamar Jackson (+300) and Patrick Mahomes (+300) are right there as well. Again, it makes total sense with them currently the likely favorites for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
With the Bengals losing and Joe Burrow suffering a wrist injury, the only other player below 10-1 is Tua Tagovailoa (+550).
I’m not sure there’s quite enough value to bet on one of these guys at the top, knowing that it will probably come down to who lands the No. 1 seed in their respective conference. Three of the candidates are vulturing one another and Hurts’ price is just prohibitive when a hot stretch by any other quarterback could derail him, not to mention the Eagles have a brutal schedule.
Betting on Mahomes or…
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Author : Will Brinson
Publish date : 2023-11-17 16:15:31
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