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Super Bowl MVP Odds: Public Betting Data Reveals Surprise Favorite

Isaiah De Los Santos
Data on Super Bowl MVP betting shows a surprise favorite earning lots of interest.
Data on Super Bowl MVP betting shows a surprise favorite earning lots of interest. / Peter Aiken/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will square off in a few short hours to determine the winner of Super Bowl LV. One major aspect outside of which team wins the Lombardi Trophy is which player will take home Super Bowl MVP.

Chiefs star QB Patrick Mahomes is the odds-on favorite to win Super Bowl LV MVP at -105, per FanDuel Sportsbook, but he's not the public's choice for the award. Public betting data released before Sunday's game reveals a surprise favorite that bettors are banking on.

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has earned the most bets for Super Bowl MVP at 14.32%. After being fourth in the odds at +1500, Kelce has now moved into a tie for the third-highest odds (+1300) along with his teammate, Tyreek Hill.

Kelce's backing by the public is notable for a few reasons. First, the tight end is aiming to be the first at his position to ever win Super Bowl MVP, which has often gone to quarterbacks of the winning team.

Going off of that, Kelce's QB, Mahomes, is sitting third in the public's bets at just 9.30%. It's possible that "Mahomes fatigue" is setting in for observers, opening the door for The Field to take home MVP.

Kelce previously totaled 8 receptions for 82 yards in Week 12 against the Buccaneers, and if he replicates those numbers along with a touchdown or two in the Super Bowl, he could make some of the betting public very happy on Sunday night.

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