Who will XLVIII MVP mention first?
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his speech this Sunday? Here are the odds.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Peyton Manning is the current favorite to win this year's Super Bowl MVP award at 11/10 odds. Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson have the next best odds at 15/4, respectively, while Percy Harvin is 16/1. Knowshon Moreno and Richard Sherman are both 20/1 long shots, respectively, while Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker are both 25/1, respectively.
Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first his is post-game speech? His teammates are 2/1 favorites while God is 5/2 and the fans are 5/1. Any other team or player of the other team has odds of 7/1 while his coach and family are 12/1, respectively. The owner is also 25/1 and if he doesn't mention any of the above people/teams/fans, the odds are 4/1.
What's unique about this prop odds is that the winning wager will likely come down to who wins the award. For example, if Manning wins the award then he'll likely mention his teammates or the other team first, as would Wilson. After Sherman had his outburst following the NFC championship game and apologized for not making his teammates more of the focal point in the win over the 49ers, he too is likely to thank his teammates if he wins.
One wager that you might be able to throw out right away is the fans, only because the game will obviously be played at a neutral site. That's not to suggest that the players won't acknowledge the fans that did travel to East Rutherford to watch them play, but will it be top of mind after receiving the MVP award? It's doubtful.
The best bet might be in the favorite, as most players would think to thank their teammates first. And at 2/1, there's still some value in those odds.
Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his speech?
Other Team or Player of Other Team 7/1
Does not mention any of the above 4/1