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Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott Now NFL MVP Co-Favorites

Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott Now NFL MVP Co-Favorites
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Quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Dak Prescott are now co-favorites to win NFL MVP honors at multiple sportsbooks. The two passers lead a race among at sportsbooks and on betting sites that will likely go down to the final week of the season.

Josh Allen and Tom Brady join them heading into Week 7 among a group of MVP candidates priced at +1000 or lower.

The NFL futures MVP markets shifted during Week 7. Murray and the Cardinals upped their overall record to 6-0 and the Cowboys ran their mark to 6-0 against the spread.

Murray and Prescott are MVP co-favorites, sitting +450 DraftKings, +390 FanDuel and +400 at BetMGM. There is some separation at PointsBet, which has Murray at +350 and Allen at +500. Both quarterbacks began the season in the second tier of favorites according to oddsmakers, behind Patrick Mahomes II, Aaron Rodgers and Brady.

Brady is the only other player who is under +1000 at all those same sites to win MVP honors. Brady, who is still 44, leads the NFL in passing with 2,064 yards and is second in TD passes with 17, one behind Mahomes in Kansas City. Mahomes was the consensus MVP choice when the season began. His price now sits between +1500 and +1800, depending on the book. Value for the daring.

2022 NFL MVP ODDS & BEST VALUE

Here are the current best value NFL MVP odds across several betting apps:

Player Odds
Kyler Murray +450 at DraftKings
Dak Prescott +450 at DraftKings
Josh Allen+500 at PointsBet
Tom Brady +900 at BetMGM
Aaron Rodgers +1200 at FanDuel
Matthew Stafford +1200 at DraftKings
Lamar Jackson +1300 at FanDuel

Odds are current as of publication. Check out our DraftKings sportsbook review and our FanDuel sportsbook review.

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Murray, Cardinals Unbeaten In 2021

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The Cardinals hold the lead in the NFC West over Matthew Stafford and the Rams, after beating the Rams head-to-head in Week 3 at SoFi Stadium. Murray one-upped his fellow Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield for the second time in the NFL this past Sunday in a 37-14 rout in Cleveland. And he did it without coach Kliff Kingsbury in the building, who was sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols.

Murray threw 4 TD passes against the Browns and has 14 on the season. He’s completed 73.8% of his passes for 344.6 yards per game and a 116.2 QB rating, while throwing just 4 picks. Murray has matured and cut down drastically on the mistakes and bad judgment calls this season. He’s also developed pocket poise that did not exist previously.

Defensively, the Cardinals have hopped on the broad, stout shoulders of J.J. Watt.

Home-team Arizona sports betting fans are enjoying the ride, as well. The Cardinals are 5-1 against the spread, tied for the second-best record behind the Cowboys. Oddsmakers are beginning to smarten up when comes to the Cardinals. Arizona is a 16.5-point favorite in Week 7 at home against Houston.

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Prescott Soars, Allen Stuffed In Week 6

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Prescott threw for 455 yards and 3 TDs against Bill Belichick’s overwhelmed defense as Dallas massed 567 yards of total offense in a 35-29 win at New England. Prescott cinched the overtime victory with a 35-yard TD strike to CeeDee Lamb. The Cowboys scored three times in the fourth quarter and once in overtime to clinch it.

But Brady’s Bucs notched a 30-28 victory over Dallas in Week 1. That game that could play a role in both the MVP race and seeding in the NFC.

The Bills (-6, -270) could not escape from Music City with a win in Week 6 on Monday night. Derrick Henry and the Titans (+220) ran over Buffalo (4-2) and stuffed Allen’s fourth-down sneak attempt from the 3-yard line with 22 second left. The Bills still lead the other-wise woeful AFC East.

Bills Mafia members in New York and Ontario have enjoyed a somewhat profitable season, as the Bills are 4-2 ATS.

Allen averages 322.8 YPG and has thrown 15 TDs and just 3 interceptions, while completing 64.8% of his throws. The loss Monday pushed the Bills from having a share of the best record in the AFC into a five-way tie at 4-2. If the season were to end today, Buffalo would be fourth overall in the conference, behind the 5-1 Ravens and two teams (LA Chargers and Titans) at 4-2.

The Cowboys and Bills are two of six teams on a bye this week, along with the Jaguars, Chargers, Steelers and Vikings.

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Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.