Betting on the Super Bowl opens the gates for many props to be placed on seemingly unpredictable events. This includes the coin toss, the color of the Gatorade shower on the winning coach, etc.
One prop bet you can research and make an educated bet on is the MVP winner. Before making your selection, here are some things to consider along with the odds at Illinois online sportsbooks:
2022 Super Bowl MVP odds
Here are the live Super Bowl odds at online sportsbooks in Illinois. You can toggle between game odds and MVP odds below:
Before sorting through the player props and choosing which player you think will win MVP, it’s important to determine who you think will win the game. And side note: New FanDuel Sportsbook users can profit on a winning moneyline bet this weekend:
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley stands as the only player to win the award while losing the game in Super Bowl V in 1971.
While some believe trends are meant to be broken, the simple rule that the MVP winner must win the game appears to be more of a fact.
Strongly consider the quarterbacks
The quarterback position is widely regarded as the most glamorous in any sport. They get most of the credit when their team wins, and take the brunt of the loss when they’ve fallen short.
This is no different on Super Bowl Sundays with seven of the previous 10 MVP winners being quarterbacks.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford followed up an impressive regular season campaign with an equally dominant postseason.
The savvy veteran has averaged 301 passing yards per game while throwing for two touchdowns in each of the Rams’ three playoff games.
Bengals QB Joe Burrow has made a strong impression both on the field with his play as well as on social media pregame with his fashion choices.
Burrow has been Joe Cool through the playoffs. His clutch play down the stretch paired with a stellar second half performance helped the Bengals overcome an 11-point halftime deficit over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
From the Bayou to the Midwest
The LSU connection has made its way to Cincy between Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
The Super Bowl won’t be the first time the duo is performing on a gigantic stage. Chase caught two touchdowns and tallied 221 receiving yards in LSU’s 2019 CFP Championship game victory over Clemson.
In Chase’s first year as a pro, he has a chance to recreate that magic in the biggest stage in football.
Rams pass-first offense advantageous for receivers
Rams receiver Cooper Kupp has kept Los Angeles’ offense ticking all season and things haven’t changed in the postseason.
Kupp has led LA in receiving in each of the Rams playoff games, averaging 128 yards. In the regular season, beating the second highest receiver by 1,145 yards.
If LA comes out victorious, Kupp is all but certain to play a large role in the outcome.