Super Bowl 53 MVP Odds: Rob Gronkowski’s Odds Continue to Climb
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- Super Bowl 53 MVP odds have continued to move over the past week, with Rob Gronkowski leading the charge.
- With some believing he'll retire after the game, his odds have moved from 30-1 to 16-1.
- Todd Gurley's odds also improved, while C.J. Anderson is among four players whose odds got worse over the past week.
The day is finally here — Super Sunday, on which the Super and Puppy Bowls are played. Well, actually the Puppy Bowl occurred in October, but is being aired today. Think about how rich the Animal Planet employees are getting off of prop bets …
The Super Bowl MVP odds have changed a great deal over the past two weeks and could very well be on the move some more today given the likely influx of casual bettors.
Here are the odds from this morning, as well as the past two Mondays.
Super Bowl 53 MVP Odds
Risers Since Jan. 28
Rob Gronkowski: +3000 to +1600 (+2.7% Implied Probability)
Is this Gronkowski’s last game? Will he go out in style? That would certainly be a fairy-tale ending to his Hall of Fame career, wouldn’t it?
When these odds opened, Gronk was 50-1, which was just one-half of an implied percentage point higher than Josh Reynolds. Now, the former is 16-1 and the latter is 100-1. Where the H is all of the Reynolds support?
Todd Gurley: +1000 to +900 (+0.9% IP)
Though Gronk’s odds have improved the most over this past week, it is Gurley whose odds have improved the most over the past two.
He opened at 16-1 after getting just five touches for 13 yards vs. the Saints, but bettors have warmed up to the idea of a bounce-back game.
Per our own Ian Hartitz, he does have a darn good matchup.
Tom Brady: +125 to +140 (-2.7% IP)
The GOAT’s odds drop once again! What’s going on here?!
Both of Brady’s favorite targets, Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, are among the most popular choices. Meanwhile, Old Tom’s implied probability has fallen 8.3% since opening.
Even though Brady has won the Super Bowl MVP in half of his Super Bowl appearances, it’s far more enticing to casual bettors to take one of his weapons who are capable of multi-touchdown, 100+ yard performances at greater than 20-1 payouts. All about that big payday.
C.J. Anderson: +1600 to +1800 (-0.6% IP)
Gurley goes up, his bundle of a backup goes down. It’s science.
After initially seeing an improvement — moving from +2000 to +1600 over the first week — Anderson has dropped back down to +1800.
Following the Rams-Saints game, some folks believed Gurley was hurt and that Anderson would get the large majority of the touches in the Super Bowl. Maybe it would happen, maybe it wouldn’t. But if it did, he’d have a lot of value at +2000.
Since Gurley is reportedly fine, that theory has largely gone out the window.
Others whose odds have dropped over this past week are Rex Burkhead (+6600 to +8000) and Reynolds (+8000 to +10000).