Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes fronts several NFL betting markets, including winning his second MVP award in three years.
When talking about NFL stars there is no bigger star – meteoric starlet! – than Patrick Mahomes. Like the fastest-moving planet of our solar system, Mercury (the messenger of the gods), Mahomes is locked in a dizzying orbit of the NFL universe. Ha, sports universe!
The youngest player to win both the league and Super Bowl MVP, accomplishing the feat before turning 25 years of age, Mahomes rocketed up the pay-scale charts to become the highest-paid quarterback this offseason, penning an astronomical 10-year extension worth upwards of $500 million.
Flush off his record-setting contract, Mahomes is already putting his newfound wealth and fame to quick purpose: buying a stake in the MLB Kansas City Royals Ownership Group. He may well be the youngest sports owner of major pro sports franchise ever.
As great a talent Mahomes is on the field – his accomplishments in two seasons as a starter put him in elite company already – he’s got it together off the field as well. Giving back to the city and community that embraced him with open arms.
Nobody questions whether Mahomes is worth the money Kansas City Chiefs will be shelling out over the next decade. The instant Mahomes took to the field, a star was born. A revolution at the quarterback position unfolded, like no other before it. It was surreal, something to behold. Zigging, zagging, no-look passes, threading impossible needles, Hail Mary passes that left all enthralled and wanting more. More Mahomes magic. Mahomes Mania.
Never one to ignore public demand, sports betting sites roll out a slew of NFL prop bets featuring Patrick Mahomes against his peers. Practically every single one of these NFL betting markets has Mahomes favoured; so high is the benchmark Mahomes has set in the game that it’s only fitting he’s being held to his very own standard.
Here are the top five NFL prop bets featuring Mahomes, complete with NFL odds.
1 – Patrick Mahomes MVP
With two MVP honours in his first two seasons, Patrick Mahomes is tipped as the favourite to win a third overall MVP honour in 2020 and second regular season MVP title in his career. BetOnline sportsbook prices Mahomes at +450 in this NFL betting market, while Bovada Sportsbook tips Mahomes at +400.
Mahomes’ nearest threat is none other than the reigning MVP Lamar Jackson. It’s fair to say, most sportsbooks agree the top two bets for MVP are Mahomes and Jackson. However, the Ravens quarterback is trading a good distance off at +725 at Bovada Sportsbook and at +800 with BetOnline Sportsbook – almost at double the odds.
After the top tandem of Mahomes and Jackson the consensus ends, as different players are served in varying order across sports betting markets.
BetOnline Sportsbooks serves up Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson and Tom Brady jointly as the third best bets, all priced at +1200. Bovada Sportsbook, meanwhile, lists Russell Wilson as the third best bet at +850. Then Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott and Tom Brady follow, jointly as the fourth best bets at +1400.
2 – Patrick Mahomes Offensive Player of the Year
BetOnline Sportsbook favours Mahomes at +650 to clinch the Offensive Player of the Year award. Bovada Sportsbook responds by serving up Mahomes at slightly lower odds of +400 to win this category.
Once again, consensus is to be had. After Mahomes, Jackson emerges as the second best bet – at +800 with BetOnline Sportsbook and at +950 with Bovada Sportsbook.
Once again, the order of the next best bets beyond Mahomes and Jackson varies from sportsbook to sportsbook. BetOnline serves up Russell Wilson (+1200), Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley (jointly at +1400) and Michael Thomas (+1600) as the next three best bets to round out the Top 5. Bovada, on the other hand, puts forward Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey (+1400), Russell Wilson (+1600) and Michael Thomas (+1800) as the next three best bets to round out its Top 5.
3 – Patrick Mahomes Most Passing Yards
In 2018, Mahomes cracked 5,000 passing yards and the 50 TD mark. In his second season as a starter, Mahomes went for 4,031 yards (in 14 games) and 26 TDs. Just shy of 10,000 passing yards in just two seasons, it’s no surprise to see Mahomes fronting the most passing yards market as well. Mahomes is tipped at +400 with BetOnline to top the charts in 2020 and at +350 with Bovada Sportsbook.
Drew Brees is the NFL record holder for passing yards, surpassing Peyton Manning in the history books last season. With BetOnline Sportsbook, Brees is served up as the next best bet after Mahomes, priced at +750. After which, Matt Ryan and Tom Brady come in at third on +800 odds. Dak Prescott (+900) and Aaron Rodgers (+1000) round out the Top 5.
Interestingly, Brees doesn’t get the nod with Bovada Sportsbook as the next best bet. That honour goes jointly to Matt Ryan and Dak Prescott, both priced at +800 with Bovada. After which, Tom Brady (+900) and Jared Goff (+1200) follow. Drew Brees is priced as a longshot at +2500 and Aaron Rodgers even further, far-flung bet, at +2800.
4 – Patrick Mahomes Passing TDs, Over/Under Betting
Bovada Sportsbook offers additional prop bets on Mahomes with respect to his total TD tally for the upcoming season. As it stands, Bovada projects Mahomes on 36.5 TDs with the OVER favoured at -170 and the UNDER priced at +130. Given arm talent and football IQ, pulling the trigger on the OVER is tempting. Consider last season, an injured Mahomes, playing just 14 of 16 games, dropped 26 TDs all the while grossing over 4,000 passing yards.
5 – Patrick Mahomes Passing Yards, Over/Under Betting
In addition to predicting the number of TDs, Bovada Sportsbook also presents NFL bettors with an opportunity to bet on the total passing yards Mahomes amasses in 2020. Setting the bar at 4,699.5 passing yards, the OVER and UNDER are priced at -115, respectively. In 2019, Mahomes suffered an ankle and knee injury and missed two games. And yet, he cracked 4,000 passing yards. If Mahomes is healthy through the course of 16 games, surely cracking the 4,699.5 mark will be a cakewalk.
Undoubtedly, Mahomes is a big draw for the NFL and a popular player with Kansas City fans and neutrals alike. What he’s accomplished in a short space of time is nothing short of spectacular. Moreover, he’s not done. The sky is the limit.
Quite rightly, therefore, Mahomes is cast as the player against which all others are measured. For those looking to bet on Mahomes – or any other player, for that matter – with NFL prop bets, what the above reveals is that it pays to shop around for the best odds and lines with various top-rated sportsbooks. No two sportsbook offer exactly the same hierarchy and NFL odds; so, doing the research will pay dividends.