Super Bowl MVP Odds, Prediction & Best Bet at Halftime (Jalen Hurts Running Away With the Hardware)
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the locker room after a thrilling first half in Super Bowl 57. We've already seen plenty of scoring as the teams combined for 5 touchdowns and 1 field goal.
Kansas City scored a key defensive TD on the scoop-and-score from Nick Bolton but still trail 24-14 at halftime.
FanDuel Sportsbook also released updated live odds for which player will take home the honors of Super Bowl MVP. Let's take a deep dive into the Super Bowl MVP odds and make a prediction.
Super Bowl MVP Odds
1. Jalen Hurts, QB (-340)
2. Patrick Mahomes (+400)
3. AJ Brown, WR (+2000)
4. Travis Kelce, TE (+3000)
5. DeVonta Smith, WR (+4000)
6. Kenneth Gainwell, RB (+8000)
7. Jerick McKinnon, RB (+8000)
Super Bowl MVP Prediction & Best Bet
History shows us that quarterbacks tend to walk away with the Super Bowl MVP award and that's no different in Super Bowl 57. While the score may just be 10 points, this game feels a lot like a Philadelphia blowout. Save for the untimely fumble return for a touchdown, it's been all Eagles.
Philly has 17 first downs to Kansas City's 6. They have 270 offensive yards compared to Kansas City's 128. And Jalen Hurts already has 183 passing yards to Mahomes' 83.
Hurts has been in total control of his offense throughout the first half, scoring three different times. He notched two of those touchdowns on the ground as part of his 63 rushing yards. Add another 183 passing yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interception and completing 17-of-22 pass attempts: this game has been all Jalen Hurts.
It's not a bet that will win bettors a massive return, but taking Hurts at -340 odds is the safest option.
There's one caveat to consider. If the Chiefs expect to win this game, it will be thanks to Patrick Mahomes. He's going to be in pain after that late first-half ankle injury, but he's the only way Kansas City walks away with a win. For Chiefs fans out there, don't be afraid of throwing an MVP bet on Mahomes' great +400 odds.
But, I'm playing it safe tonight.
Bet: Jalen Hurts (-340)
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