NFL Betting Predictions - Bovada's MVP Winners Futures Odds List For 2016/17 Season

Jared Goff

Kevin Stott

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:48 PM GMT

Online sportsbook Bovada has put together an extensive Futures Book list for the  2016/17 Most Valuable Player (MVP) NFL winner prediction which includes three Rookies, let’s look at all of the candidates and come up with one logical short odds pick in this Futures Book market as well as a handful of 100/1 and up longshots for our SBR website readers.

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The 2016/17 NFL Regular Season kicks off next Thursday night (Sept. 8) with the NFL Kickoff Game from Sports Authority Field and Mile High Stadium in Denver with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers and Von Miller and the host Denver Broncos (NBC, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT; Odds: CAR -3 -120, 42; 5Dimes), so what better time to take a look at the extensive list of MVP candidates Online operator Bovada has put together for the coming season than now?

Bovada—which has a 100% Cash Bonus for new Sign-ups up to $250 and earns as A grade in the best sportsbooks ratings here at Sportsbook Review—has put together a really extensive list this season of 64 NFL players in its NFL Regular Season Props betting menu including a troika of Rookies. Both the Panthers (Panthers -165 Money Line, Broncos +145 Week 1, 5Dimes) Heisman Trophy winner Newton (+800 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) and the Broncos Miller (100/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada)—the Super Bowl MVP—made the list as did Los Angeles Rams Rookie and former California QB Jared Goff (300/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada), Philadelphia Eagles Rookie and North Dakota State product Carson Wentz (300/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) and Dallas Cowboys Rookie and Ohio State All-American product RB Ezekiel Elliott (50/1 to win NFL MVP, down from 75/1 on Monday, Bovada), who was the 4th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. And the 6-0, 225-pound, 21-year-old Elliott has impressed so far this Preseason, rushing 7 times for 48 yards (6.9 ypc) against the Seattle Seahawks in Preseason Week 3, and the native of Alton, IL has more jersey sales than any other player over the last three months. One guy who might not be getting too much action in this marketplace now is San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (250/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) who is embroiled in a controversy of his own making after sitting sitting during the playing of the National Anthem in the Niners Preseason Week 3 game against Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

Here are the current 64 players on the Bovada NFL MVP Futures Book list—sans Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo who suffered a Back injury against the Seahawks on Thursday night—followed a list of the L20 NFL MVP winners, some analysis of some of the top NFL MVP Winner candidates, some decent longshot (100/1 and up) selections for your consideration as well as a logical NFL pick for our Sportsbook Review readership.

 

2016/17 NFL MVP Award Winner Futures Book Odds—(Bovada, Aug. 30)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers +425
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 8/1
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks 8/1
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers 9/1
Tom Brady, New England Patriots 10/1
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts 12/1
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals 16/1
Eli Manning, New York Giants 25/1
JJ Watt, Houston Texans 25/1
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints 33/1
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings 33/1
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers 33/1
Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams 40/1Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals 50/1
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders 50/1
Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders 50/1
Ezekiel Elliott [R], Dallas Cowboys 50/1
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars 66/1
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots 66/1
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons 66/1
Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans 66/1
Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills 66/1
Robert Griffin III, Cleveland Browns 66/1
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers 75/1
David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals 75/1
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers 75/1
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons 100/1
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions 100/1
Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings 100/1
Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100/1
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens 100/1
Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans 100/1
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants, 100/1
Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs 100/1
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs 100/1
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins 100/1
Von Miller, Denver Broncos, 100/1
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears 100/1
Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets 100/1
LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills 100/1
Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks 100/1
Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers 150/1
Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears 150/1
Mark Sanchez, Denver Broncos 150/1
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins 150/1
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles 150/1
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans 200/1
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders 200/1
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys 200/1
AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals 200/1
Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars 250/1
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers 250/1
DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans 250/1
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos 250/1
Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers 250/1
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers 250/1
TY Hilton, Indianapolis Colts 250/1
Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons 250/1
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 300/1
Jared Goff [R], Los Angeles Rams 300/1
Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs 300/1
Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks 300/1
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals 300/1
Carson Wentz [R], Philadelphia Eagles 300/1

Last 20 NFL Most Valuable Player Award Winners
2015—Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2014—Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2013—Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
2012—Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
2011—Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2010—Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2009—Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
2008—Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
2007—Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2006—LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
2005—Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks
2004—Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, Colts
2003—Jamal Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
2002—Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders
2001—Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams
2000—Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams
1999—Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams
1998—Terrell Davis, Denver Broncos
1997—Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
1996—Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers

 

Seahawks QB Wilson, Ravens QB Flacco Looking Like Value-Laden Picks in This NFL MVP Marketplace
As you can see, the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award has been won by a QB 7 of L8 seasons and 12 of the L20, so statistics and winning dominate this category with looking for a key Offensive Skill Position player on a sure Playoff team which has a shot to make it to Super Bowl LI would be the betting template here. And one team motivated, getting healthier and with a massive Home-field Advantage is the Seattle Seahawks (-110 to win NFC West, Bovada) with talented and versatile QB Russell Wilson (8/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) who will be motivated to get to the NFC Championship Game this year (Seahawks +455 to Win NFC, 5Dimes) and with a couple of nice Skill Position players also on Bovada’s list here in RB Thomas Rawls (200/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) and TE Jimmy Graham (300/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) as well as emerging WR Doug Baldwin, and the University of Wisconsin product Wilson (150/1 to be NFL Passing Leader, Bovada) has a real good shot to make a run at the NFL MVP

And one longshot player and another signal caller worth consideration here is Baltimore Ravens (+350 to win AFC North, Bovada, BetOnline) QB Joe Flacco (100/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) who has returned after ACL and MCL Injuries in his Knee last week in NFL Preseason Week 3 and should see some more action for the 3-0 (SU and ATS) Ravens (Regular Season Team Win Total 8 Over -135, BetDSI) when they travel to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to face the Saints on Thursday night in Preseason Week 4 and a game we handicapped here (NO -3½ 40½, 5Dimes) at SBR and what looks like a good spot to back Flacco (33/1 to lead NFL in Passing Yards, Bovada) as the Ravens (43/1 to win Super Bowl , 5Dimes) have the better team, the better backup QBs, are unbeaten this Preseason and Baltimore (18/1 to win the AFC, Bovada) has a defense which has only allowed an impressive 8.66 ppg this NFL Preseason and has held its three opponents just 3 TDs so far. Although the AFC North is one of the toughest divisions in all of the NFL with QB Ben Roethlisberger (8/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (11/1 to win Super Bowl LI, Bovada) and QB Andy Dalton (50/1 to win NFL MVP, Bovada) and the Cincinnati Bengals (21/1 to win Super Bowl LI, Bovada, 5Dimes) also playing in the rugged AFC division and fighting for a Postseason berth, the Ravens could be primed to make some noise this coming NFL Regular Season.

 

2016/17 NFL MVP Pick: Russell Wilson 8/1 at Bovada
Best NFL Longshot NFL MVP Picks: Joe Flacco 100/1, Teddy Bridgewater 100/1, Von Miller 100/1, Thomas Rawls 100/1—(Down from 200/1 on Monday) at Bovada
NFL Regular Season Week 1 Pick: Broncos +3 Even over Panthers at 5Dimes
NFL Picks Record Season To Date: 5-5-0