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Super Bowl XLVIII: Projecting MVP Value Bets in Game Between Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

Seattle Seahawks (13-3) at Denver Broncos (13-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: Denver Broncos 0 -- Over/Under: 47.5 See the Latest Odds


We are just days away from the Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Odds are you’ve already locked in your bet on who will win the game, now is the time to put a little extra change on who’s going to win the MVP Award. This is certainly worth your time considering you can get a handful of great players at unbelievable odds.

Forget Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson as the obvious choices, here are a couple of longshots who deserve to have a few dollars thrown their way.

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Projecting MVP Value Bets in Game Between Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

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Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle: Harvin has missed much of the season with constant concussion issues, but he’s expected to play in this game. Although he’s only caught four passes on the year, he’s a big play waiting to happen with his speed and should be considered the x-factor on Seattle’s offense. He could also make that key play on special teams. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if Harvin makes one or two plays that help decide the outcome of this game. At odds of +2000, it may be worth throwing $20-50 his direction.

Richard Sherman, CB, Seattle: The talented cornerback has been in the news recently for his mouth, but the guy can play the game of football at a high level. Not only does he shut down the opposing team’s top receiver, but he’s also come away with 20 interceptions in the last three years. Imagine if he intercepts Peyton Manning on the final drive or even comes away with a few pass deflections. Sherman is a critical piece to Seattle’s chances and once again, you have to like those odds at +2000.

Julius Thomas, TE, Denver:  It’s no secret that Seattle has a physical and aggressive defense. One way to counter that is attacking it with a physical and aggressive offensive player. Thomas is a massive guy at 6’5”, 250 pounds and has hauled in 12 touchdowns this season. He’s Manning’s security blanket and was targeted 18 times in the first two playoff games. It’s safe to assume he’ll have more than a few passes come his direction, and he could take a couple to the house. A tight end has never won Super Bowl MVP but there’s a first for everything and at +2550, I’ll take my chances.

Montee Ball, RB, Denver: The last running back to win Super Bowl MVP was Terrell Davis, and he played for the Broncos. So, why not Ball? Truthfully, the rookie running back is a real long shot. He hasn’t done anything spectacular this season and hasn’t scored a touchdown since December 8th. However, he has received double-digit carries in three straight games and makes plays catching the ball as well. If he can find the end zone a couple of times to take the glory away from Manning, you could be laughing your way to the bank. It’s hard to ignore odds of +5100.

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