With the Super Bowl just four days away, the Denver Broncos have settled in a slight favorite. Most Super Bowl odds have the Broncos pegged as a 2-point favorite with the over-under set at 47 points. Since a large sum of public money has come in on Denver, books have adjusted their lines and Peyton Manning (+100) has predictable become the odds-on favorite to win Super Bowl MVP. The story of the entire season has been Manning and the Denver Broncos. Manning set the single season passing TD record (55), will likely win his fifth(!) MVP award, and is in search of his second Super Bowl ring. If the Broncos walk out of Metlife as Super Bowl champions, Manning will walk away with the MVP award.
If Seattle can find a way to win, the defense will have a major influence. However, as we’ve seen in past Super Bowls, offensive personnel normally take home the award. Consider Seattle’s QB Russell Wilson (+320) who has flown under the radar. Wilson hasn’t played really well, but will likely need to make several big plays to keep up with Denver. Running the ball will be a priority as Seattle will want to keep Manning on the sidelines. RB Marshawn Lynch (+420) was instrumental in the NFC Championship as he rumbled for 100 yards and a score. Lynch may offer the best value among ‘favorites’ for the award.
Other Denver options include Demaryius Thomas (+2200), Knowshon Moreno (+2500), Eric Decker (+2800), Wes Welker (+3300), and Julius Thomas (+4000). Other Seattle options include the boisterous Richard Sherman (+2800).