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Raheem Mostert gets love in Super Bowl MVP betting

Who have bettors been on for Super Bowl MVP since the Championship games went final? We break down the betting split to start Super Bowl week.

Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with the George Halas Trophy while holding his son, Gunnar, after winning the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers beat the Packers 37-20. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

We’ve got some new numbers for recent Super Bowl 54 MVP betting trends at DraftKings Sportsbook and our leader for percent of handle and wagers remains Patrick Mahomes for the start of Super Bowl week. He’s stayed as the favorite at +115 with 32 percent of the handle and 22 percent of the bets.

The biggest non-Mahomes handle and betting percentage goes to the star of the NFC Championship game, Raheem Mostert, who bettors like at +900 to be the MVP of Super Bowl 54. Mostert’s seen 17 percent of the handle and 14 percent of the wagers for MVP. If you look at how the 49ers have won their two playoff games, Mostert is the logical choice for MVP if the 49ers win. The 49ers are the best rushing team in the league, but spread the touches around to their four running backs, which kept any one running back from putting up numbers that stand out at first glance. But, Mostert’s numbers did stand out, as he has totaled 178 carries for 1,050 yards (5.9 ypc) and 12 TDs — 16 receptions for 186 yards and two more TDs. He’s been a stud, and with Tevin Coleman recovering from a separated shoulder and Matt Breida in the doghouse, Mostert should remain the go-to back against a weak Chiefs run defense.

If the Chiefs win, there’s a strong chance Mahomes wins the MVP. If the 49ers win, there’s a strong chance Jimmy Garoppolo wins the MVP, but if Mostert ends up getting the touchdowns, he is more likely to win. At +900, that doesn’t sound like a bad wager, whereas, Mahomes at +115 seems like a little too much risk for little payoff, especially when you could just play the Chiefs money line at -122 and take away a big chunk of that risk.

After Mostert and Mahomes, Nick Bosa has seen the most action at +2500 to win MVP. When thinking about who would win the MVP if the 49ers come out victorious, the defense has to be in consideration and Bosa, who could make a huge impact by getting to Mahomes, makes the most sense. Bosa would likely need to get multiple clutch sacks, including a strip sack, while no single offensive player goes off, but at his odds, there is upside if you think Bosa and company can keep Mahomes busy.

Super Bowl MVP Splits, Jan 27

Player Odds % Handle % Bets
Player Odds % Handle % Bets
Patrick Mahomes +115 32% 22%
Raheem Mostert +900 17% 14%
Nick Bosa +2500 8% 9%
George Kittle +1600 7% 9%
Tyreek Hill +2000 6% 8%
Travis Kelce +2000 6% 7%
Jimmy Garoppolo +225 6% 4%
Deebo Samuel +3300 4% 4%
Richard Sherman +8000 3% 3%
Damien Williams +2500 2% 3%

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