Bet On Super Bowl – Lots of MVP Candidates in Dallas


Super Bowl XLV PicksThose who bet on Super Bowl odds will definitely be looking at the vast amount of props available, and the most popular prop will likely be the Most Valuable Player Award, where there are plenty of candidates on both sides of the ball. Here are the top contenders, and who we think will come out on top.

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Aaron Rodgers (+130)

The Green Bay quarterback has been the postseason MVP so far, and if the Packers win, it’ll be a tremendous upset if he does. Rodgers is looking to become the 24th quarterback to win this award, and he’ll have a major say in Green Bay’s fate, given that they have a rookie at running back in James Starks, who just emerged about a month ago.

Ben Roethlisberger (+325)

Rodgers’ counterpart in Pittsburgh is going for his third Super Bowl in seven seasons, but he’s never won the Super Bowl MVP. Those doing some NFL betting online will say that Roethlisberger should have won the award in 2009, but he gets another chance and Roethlisberger has shown he can put the team on his back.

Rashard Mendenhall (+650)

Roethlisberger’s load will be substantially less if the Steelers can get Mendenhall off and running, and that would be a good thing; the burly running back has four 100-yard games this season, and the Steelers are a perfect 4-0 in that time. Some making NFL predictions think that Mendenhall is the most important factor in Pittsburgh’s success, and they’re probably not that far off.

Greg Jennings (+1200)

Much like Santonio Holmes in 2009, Jennings is in a great position because if Rodgers has a good game, Jennings will likely have a good game. Jennings may be the best receiver in the league that no one talks a lot about, but we’re sure the Steelers will be going over their gameplan to stop the versatile wide receiver who seems to get better each and every game.

Any Defensive Player (from +1200 up)

Only seven defensive players in 45 Super Bowls have won the MVP award, and this year’s candidates are led by Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu, who just won the Defensive Player of the Year award. His main challengers should be Green Bay’s Charles Woodson, who was last year’s DPOY, and Clay Matthews, who many feel should have won this year. On the Pittsburgh side joining Polamalu, James Harrison is looking to have another big Super Bowl after his 100-yard return became the longest play in the game’s history in 2009. It’s a longshot that a defensive player will actually win the award, but these are all good choices if you’re looking to make a darkhorse online sports bet.

A Look at This Year’s Super Bowl Props


Super Bowl OddsThe sports wagering sites love to add interest to big events such as Super Bowl 45 betting by throwing in a long list of props bets. Aside from the usual action on NFL scores each week, betting enthusiasts should check out the props bets for some fun side wagers that could result in extra winnings. This year the pay per head sportsbook experts have a long list of interesting prop bets to choose from. Here is a preview of some of the best props bets this year.

Will Aaron Rodgers Throw An Interception?

It is rare that you will find the odds on a props bet like this in favor of the quarterback avoiding an interception. The odds are -160 that Rodgers will throw an interception, and +130 that he will not. Considering the fact that safety Troy Polamalu will be wandering the secondary causing a long list of problems for Rodgers, the chances are very good that Aaron Rodgers will throw at least one interception in Super Bowl XLV.

Will Rashard Mendenhall Score A Touchdown?

Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the Steelers two playoff games this year. He also has at least one touchdown in 11 of the Steelers 16 regular season games. The odds that Mendenhall will score a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV are -170 and the odds that he will not are +140. Go with the odds on this one. The Steelers will turn to Mendenhall a lot to move the ball in this game, and he will score at least one touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.

Will Hines Ward Score A Touchdown?

The odds are +155 that Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward will score a touchdown and -190 that he will not. The odds are stacked against Ward because he has been all but invisible in these playoffs. Ward has a total of 39 receiving yards in the playoffs, but he does have one touchdown. In 2005, Hines Ward was a major component of the Steelers win in Super Bowl Xl over Seattle. But in 2008, Ward only had 43 receiving yards against the Arizona Cardinals. The Packers will find ways to hide Hines Ward in the secondary, and that means no touchdowns for Hines Ward in Super Bowl XLV.

Will Mike Wallace Score A Touchdown?

Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace is only in his second year in the NFL. The kid is young and had an outstanding regular season. But in the playoffs, he has been shut down. The odds that Mike Wallace will score a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV are +120, and the odds that he will not are -150. Wallace is due. He is too explosive to be kept in check for the entire playoffs. In the 2010 post-season, Wallace has a grand total of 26 receiving yards. Look for Wallace to break out of his slump and put a touchdown on the board in Super Bowl XLV.


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