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Super Bowl LII player specials, best bets and Tom Brady tips

Tom Brady Super Bowl betting

Tom Brady Super Bowl betting
Super Bowl LII special player bets make for interesting action for punters this year.

The battle for MVP in Super Bowl LII is the main player special market for Super Bowl LII, and there are some wildly-different odds for some key players.

Football is a team sport, and there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there’s a ‘ME.’

Likewise, the bets for the performance of individual players can be more fun than bets on the actual teams, and it’s the Super Bowl LII MVP bet that the most sportsbooks are interested in carrying.

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Tom Brady punters don’t fear hand injury

Who is the most-likely player to be the MVP in Super Bowl LII?

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to say Tom Brady.

Handicappers are so confident in this that his recent throwing hand injury in practice barely put a dent in the betting lines.

Bovada Odds BETMGM Bet365 888sport
Tom Brady MVP odds -125 -125 -163 -155

Tom Brady is an incredible-short favorite to win the MVP honors, which makes it a pretty boring bet.

However, if you’re a fan, then -125 is the best line you’re going to be able to find. The guy already has the record for Super Bowl MVP awards at four, but his hand injury could make him rely more on the rest of his offense, particularly Gronkowski, Lewis and Cooks.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any markets on how many people will be in on the conspiracy to cheat in this year’s Super Bowl. We’d take -150 on the number of ball handlers plus one.

Eagles backup QB Nick Foles has a surprising MVP line

It’s usually one of the quarterbacks who wins the MVP trophy in the Super Bowl, and for Eagles backup QB Nick Foles, he has the second-best line at virtually all of the sportsbooks.

Bovada Odds BETMGM bet365 888sport
Nick Foles MVP odds +325 +350 +550 +300

Does the line of +550 at bet365 for Nick Foles stand out to you as much as it stands out to us? It might be a glitch in the matrix, especially since they only have the Eagles as a +180 underdog, and there’s no guarantee that he’s not going to completely choke, but it’s worth noting that for 28 of the 51 previous Super Bowl games, the winning team’s quarterback has been the MVP.

Rob Gronkowski and other distant thirds

If you want to bet on a long shot that could pay off huge, then bet on no cheating scandal happening this year someone who isn’t a QB. Gronkowski is leading the way for the top non-QB pick, but there are some other numbers that could turn into a major payday depending on how the game unfolds.

Bets on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and other non-QB players for Super Bowl MVP are difficult for sportsbooks to handicap, which means you have some serious chances to find a bet that will prove profitable.

Bovada Odds BetMGM Bet365 888sport
Rob Gronkowski MVP odds +850 +1200 +1200 +1000
Dion Lewis MVP odds +1800 +1200 +1400 +1600
Brandin Cooks MVP odds +2200 +1600 +1200 +1600

Other than Gronkowski, the lines we see that are looking particularly interesting are New England’s running back Dion Lewis at +1800 and their wide receiver Brandin Cooks at a whooping +2200, both at Bovada. If you want a shot at a big win, you could combine one of these with betting that the Patriots won’t beat the spread since winning by just a few points is more likely to lead to a non-QB MVP.

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Dominic is an editor and writer at and lives for all things sport. He completed a cadetship in journalism for Fairfax many moons ago and went on to cover a wide range of sporting codes, both in Australia and around the globe. He's right at home at AG and is always on the look out for the next great bet.

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