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How the public is betting the NFL MVP award heading into Week 8

The DraftKings Sportsbook betting public loves a pair of NFC West quarterbacks.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson swap jerseys after the Seahawks won 27-10 during a game on Sep. 29, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. Rob Schumacher/The Republic via Imagn Content Services, LLC

It’s easy to see what happened in Week 7 of the NFL by looking at how the public is betting the NFL MVP at DraftKings Sportsbook. Despite being a +2000 pick, Kyler Murray is receiving 11% of the public’s bets for NFL MVP. That’s the same percentage as the man Murray beat on Sunday night, Russell Wilson.

Wilson is still gathering 17% of the total money bet, while Murray is second at 12%. Seems like more people are simply taking a flyer on Murray as his team makes noise in the NFC West.

Despite being the second best odds to win the award, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers only has 6% of the money bet and total bets heading into Week 8. A poor performance against the Bucs still seems to be haunting him.

The Saints are getting a bit too much love as Super Bowl favorites, and Drew Brees seems to be getting a bit of that Saints favoritism as well. He hasn’t been all that impressive and has still managed to grab 6% of the total money bet on NFL MVP. The same as Aaron Rodgers.

The prohibitive public underdog favorite is Josh Allen. He’s a +3300 favorite to win and has gathered as much money and bets at 7% as Patrick Mahomes.

2020 NFL MVP betting splits through Week 7

Handle Rank Player Odds % of Handle % of Bets
Handle Rank Player Odds % of Handle % of Bets
1 Russell Wilson +100 17% 11%
2 Kyler Murray +2000 12% 11%
3 Tom Brady +1200 9% 6%
4 Patrick Mahomes +450 7% 7%
5 Josh Allen (Bills) +3300 7% 7%
6 Drew Brees +15000 6% 3%
7 Aaron Rodgers +400 6% 6%
8 Carson Wentz +15000 4% 4%
9 Cam Newton +10000 4% 4%
10 Dak Prescott +2500 4% 5%

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