Kyler Murray takes over as consensus NFL MVP favourite


2021-10-06 01:07:47 GMT+00:00 – The Arizona Cardinals are the lone remaining unbeaten group by way of 4 weeks of the NFL season, and the person who has led them to that 4-0 file is now the consensus favourite to win league MVP honors.

Kyler Murray had ascended the checklist of contenders at sportsbooks by way of a sizzling September, however now he owns the shortest odds at main sportsbooks after main a 37-20 upset of the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Murray completed 24-of-32 passing for 268 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in opposition to the Rams’ sometimes stout protection. He is third within the league with 1,273 passing yards with 9 touchdowns in opposition to 4 interceptions.

Installed earlier than the season at +2500 by BetMGM, Murray is now the +500 MVP favourite on the sportsbook. He is adopted by one other quickly rising quarterback in Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who has moved from +1600 to +650 in main the Bills to a 3-1 begin.

Both have handed preseason favourite Patrick Mahomes, who nonetheless has the third-shortest odds at +750 in guiding Kansas City to a 2-2 begin. Just behind him is Chargers second-year star Justin Herbert, who has rocketed from +2200 to +800.

Murray has even shorter odds at DraftKings, the place he’s the +450 favourite forward of Mahomes (+650), Allen (+700) and Herbert (+750). Murray is +475 forward of Mahomes (+550) at PointsBet, the place Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady has the third-shortest odds at +800.

It nonetheless stays a large open race with three-quarters of the common season remaining.

Brady had been among the many prime three favorites simply two weeks in the past when the Bucs have been 2-0. A loss to the Rams adopted by a slim win at New England resulted in Brady’s odds lengthening to +1000 at BetMGM together with Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Dallas’ Dak Prescott.

Meanwhile, DraftKings is providing Prescott at +800, Rodgers at +1000 and Brady at +1400 with Matthew Stafford, who was among the many favorites earlier than the Rams’ offense scuffled within the loss to Arizona.

The prime non-quarterback stays Tennessee operating again Derrick Henry, who’s a +5000 longshot at BetMGM and PointsBet and has even longer odds at +10000 at DraftKings.

BetMGM Insights

Line motion (Open, Current)

–Kyler Murray +2500 to +500

–Josh Allen +1600 to +650

–Justin Herbert +2200 to +800

Highest Ticket%

–Kyler Murray 16.1%

–Matthew Stafford 15.3%

–Josh Allen 11.9%

Highest Handle%

–Kyler Murray 18.2%

–Matthew Stafford 13.1%

–Tom Brady 13.0%

Biggest Liabilities

–Kyler Murray

–Matthew Stafford

–Josh Allen

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) walks off the field after the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports