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Brady is the Undisputed Super Bowl MVP Favorite

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons have proven to be head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in the 2016 NFL playoffs, and they have a date on February 5 in Houston, Texas for Super Bowl LI as a result. 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 +125 front-runner at Bovada, with Matt Ryan (+200), Julio Jones (+850), Devonta Freeman (+1600), LeGarrette Blount (+1600), Julian Edelman (+2000), Chris Hogan (+2500), Vic Beasley (+2500), Dion Lewis (+3300) and Mohamed Sanu (+4000) 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 +200 is a great price considering how well he’s playing right now, as the veteran is the regular season MVP fave and has seven touchdowns and no interceptions in the postseason.

Historically speaking, the Super Bowl MVP Award has been dominated by quarterbacks. Take a look for yourself:

Von Miller’s huge game last year saw the Denver Broncos linebacker get the glory. Miller’s odds opened at a staggering +6000, which crushed sportsbooks both in Vegas and offshore. Considering the potent offenses the Pats and Falcons possess, though, it’s highly unlikely a defensive player will win it two years in a row.

For a full list of past Super Bowl MVPs, click here.

Super Bowl LI Most Valuable Player Odds

Odds as of February 2 at Bovada

  • Tom Brady (NE) +125
  • Matt Ryan (ATL) +200
  • Julio Jones (ATL) +850
  • Devonta Freeman (ATL) +1600
  • LeGarrette Blount (NE) +1600
  • Julian Edelman (NE) +2000
  • Chris Hogan (NE) +2500
  • Vic Beasley (ATL) +2500
  • Dion Lewis (NE) +3300
  • Mohamed Sanu (ATL) +4000
  • Tevin Coleman (ATL) +5000
  • Martellus Bennett (NE) +6600
  • Taylor Gabriel (ATL) +6600
  • Malcom Butler (NE) +10000
  • Stephen Gostkowski (NE) +10000
  • Matt Bryant (ATL) +10000
  • Logan Ryan (NE) +10000
  • James White (NE) +10000
  • Devin McCourty (NE) +10000
  • Malcolm Mitchell (NE) +10000
  • Danny Amendola (NE) +10000
  • Deion Jones (ATL) +15000
  • Dont'a Hightower (NE) +15000
  • Austin Hooper (ATL) +20000
  • Dwight Freeney (ATL) +20000
  • Eric Weems (ATL) +20000
  • Keanu Neal (ATL) +20000
  • Patrick Chung (NE) +20000
  • Rob Ninkovich (NE) +20000
  • Levine Toilolo (ATL) +20000
  • Chris Long (NE) +20000
  • Field +4000

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When it comes to bragging rights in professional football, there isn’t anything quite like getting crowned Super Bowl MVP. Ahead of the conference finals, a familiar face is the front-runner to garner the hardware.

According to BetOnline, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the +160 favorite to be named MVP of Super Bowl LI. Matt Ryan (+325), Aaron Rodgers (+425), Ben Roethlisberger (+900), Le'Veon Bell (+1400), Julian Edelman (+1600), Julio Jones (+2000), Dion Lewis (+2200), Devonta Freeman (+2500) and Antonio Brown (+2500) are the next likeliest candidates.

Brady is no stranger to the award, as the 39-year-old has been named Most Valuable Player in three of his four championships. The signal-caller was sensational in the Patriots’ most recent appearance in the big game two years ago, completing 37 of his 50 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns.

Historically speaking, the Super Bowl MVP Award has been dominanted by quarterbacks, but that trend has changed drastically in recent years. Von Miller’s huge game last year saw the Denver Broncos linebacker get the glory. Miller’s odds opened at a staggering +6000, which crushed sportsbooks both in Vegas and offshore.

Here's a look at the history of the Super Bowl MVP Award and how many times each position has won it:

Who are you putting your money on? Have your say in the comments.

Super Bowl LI Most Valuable Player Odds

Odds as of January 17 at BetOnline

  • Tom Brady +160
  • Matt Ryan +325
  • Aaron Rodgers +425
  • Ben Roethlisberger +900
  • Le'Veon Bell +1400
  • Julian Edelman +1600
  • Julio Jones +2000
  • Dion Lewis +2200
  • Antonio Brown +2500
  • Devonta Freeman +2500
  • Martellus Bennett +5000
  • Jordy Nelson +5000
  • Davante Adams +5000
  • Tevin Coleman +5000
  • Randall Cobb +6600
  • Taylor Gabriel +7500
  • Malcolm Butler +9000
  • Jared Cook +10000
  • Vic Beasley +10000
  • James Harrison +15000
  • Bud Dupree +20000
  • Ryan Shazier +20000

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