There’s all different kind of ways to bet on the Super Bowl. Sure, the most popular ways are to make a wager on the side or total. A lot of money will also come in on prop wagers. One of the more popular prop bets is the odds to win the Super Bowl MVP.

I’ve include the odds to win the MVP for Super Bowl 51 below. As you can see, there’s a number of players listed from both teams. The favorite to win the award is Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at +160. Next in line is Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan at +250.

The fact that the two signal callers have the best odds to win the award, shouldn’t come as a surprise. Looking back over the year at the Super Bowl MVP Winners, you will see the position has dominated the award.

There have been 51 MVP awards given out and 27 of those have gone to the quarterback of the winning team. The last two do so was Brady in SB XLVIII in New England’s win over the Seahawks.

Last year it was Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller who won the award. Miller was the 4th linebacker to win the award and just the 10th defensive player overall to win.

Given how high-scoring this game is expected to be, I have a hard time seeing a defensive player winning. With that said, Atlanta outside linebacker Vic Beasley (+3300) has the best odds of any defensive player.

My money would be on Brady or Ryan taking home the hardware. Only problem, is the payouts not get on either of those. Might not be a bad idea to take a gamble on an offensive player from the team you think is going to win. If this isn’t for you, don’t worry there’s a ridiculous amount of prop bets made available.

Super Bowl 51 MVP Odds

Player (Team)Odds
Tom Brady (NE)+160
Matt Ryan (ATL)+275
Julio Jones (ATL)+750
Julian Edelman (NE)+1200
LeGarrette Blount (NE)+2000
Dion Lewis (NE)+2500
Devonta Freeman (ATL)+2500
Chris Hogan (NE)+2500
Tevin Coleman (ATL)+3300
Vic Beasley (ATL)+3300
Mohamed Sanu (ATL)+4000
Logan Ryan (NE)+5000
Martellus Bennett (NE)+5000
Austin Hooper (ATL)+6600
Matt Bryant (ATL)+6600
Taylor Gabriel (ATL)+6600
Stephen Gostkowski (NE)+6600
James White (NE)+6600
Malcom Butler (NE)+6600
Devin McCourty (NE)+7500
Deion Jones (ATL)+10000
Dwight Freeny (ATL)+10000
Eric Weems (ATL)+10000
Keanu Neal (ATL)+10000
Danny Amendola (NE)+10000
Don’t’a Hightower (NE)+10000
Malcolm Mitchell (NE)+10000
Patrick Chung (NE)+10000
Rob Ninkovich (NE)+10000
Levine Toilolo (ATL)+10000
Chris Long (NE)+10000

Remember, in order for a player to win the award his team likely has to join the list of Super Bowl winners. ┬áIt’s tough to play well enough for the losing team to deserve this much credit.