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Josh Allen is MVP Favorite

by Corey Parson
Updated On: October 12, 2021, 5:09 pm ET

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Time for our latest look at the NFL MVP market via PointsBet. Place your MVP wagers here. 

Josh Allen +500 - Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is now the favorite to win the 2021 NFL MVP Award via PointsBet and rightfully so. The Bills have the shortest odds to win the AFC at +250 and the second shortest to win the NFL Championship at +600. Allen is the current favorite and for good reason. 


Justin Herbert +650 - Herbert is really starting to gain steam in the MVP conversation. On September 26 PointsBet had him at +2000; that number has shrunk to +650 only behind Allen and Tom Brady. The Chargers have another showdown game this week when they travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens and their MVP candidate Lamar Jackson. A road win over the Ravens would really boost Herbert's growing profile. 


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Kyler Murray + 650 - Murray’s Cardinals are the league's lone undefeated team. This is very impressive considering they play in the league's toughest division, the NFC West. Murray has accounted for 13 touchdowns and over 1600 yards of total offense on the young season. In a couple of weeks, the Cardinals face the Green Bay Packers. A win over Aaron Rodgers could make Murray the MVP favorite. 


Dak Prescott +700 - Every Week Prescott’s MVP odds get shorter and shorter. At the beginning of October Prescott was +1500 he is now down to +700. Shorter odds than Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Outside of Prescott’s 13 touchdown passes and the Cowboys 4-1 record, he is also a feel good story. Not to mention the popularity of being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. 


Matthew Stafford +1200 - Some of the luster is gone from Matthew Stafford. The Rams' loss to the Cardinals hurt Stafford in the MVP race. Stafford is a good bet at +1200, the Rams have the fourth shortest odds to win the Championship at +900. They are +500 to win the NFC behind Tampa Bay and Arizona. If the Rams win the NFC West Stafford could win the MVP. 


Lamar Jackson +1400 - I'm not bragging but I'm ahead of the market on Jackson. Lamar Jackson is playing the best football of his career. If the Ravens did not have Jackson they may not have a win this season. No one is more important to their team than Jackson is to the Ravens. The only players with shorter MVP odds than Jackson should be Allen and Murray that’s it. Bet this before the market catches up. 


Corey Parson

Corey Parson is an award-winning, multi-sport fantasy and sports betting expert who has worked for SiriusXM, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and more. He is from Harlem, NY, yet is somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow him on Twitter @thefantasyexec.