The onslaught of Super Bowl 50 betting props and specials is underway, with quarterbacks Cam Newton and Peyton Manning sitting as early favorites on the Super Bowl 50 MVP odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Newton tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for an additional two majors in the NFC Championship Game as the Panthers romped to their first Super Bowl appearance since 2004, and sits atop the Super Bowl MVP odds as a strong -140 favorite.
Enjoying a breakthrough in his fifth year at the Carolina helm, Newton had 35 TD passes during the regular season, adding 10 scoring runs on 636 rushing yards.
Manning owns short +275 odds of picking up his second career Super Bowl MVP award when he hits the gridiron in next weekend’s Panthers vs. Broncos Super Bowl betting matchup at Levi’s Stadium.
The 39-year-old future Hall of Fame quarterback bounced back from a foot injury that kept him out of action for six weeks late in the regular season, powering the Broncos to a pair of playoff victories including a 20-18 win over New England in the AFC title game which marked their first win against the spread in their past six outings according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Manning will be making his fourth trip to the Super Bowl, but has raised the hardware just once, earning MVP honors while leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
Rounding out the top three on the Super Bowl MVP betting odds, but sitting well back of the favorites, is Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly at +1400.
Kuechly proved to be a difference-maker in Carolina’s two playoff outings, returning a pair of interceptions for touchdowns including a crucial pick-six on Seattle’s first possession of the game in the Panthers’ 31-24 win over the Seahawks in the Divisional Playoff.
A group of seven players sit in the middle of the pack, each tagged at +2200, including receiver Ted Ginn Jr., tight end Greg Olsen, and rusher Jonathan Stewart of the Panthers, and linebacker Von Miller, rusher C.J. Anderson, and receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders of the Broncos.
Tight end Owen Daniels, who had two touchdown catches in Denver’s win over the Patriots, is a distant 66-1, while Panthers defensive back Kurt Coleman, who had seven interceptions during the regular season before picking off a pair of passes in Carolina’s 49-15 rout of the Cardinals in the NFC title game, is pegged as a +15000 longshot.
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