Kyler Murray Back as MVP Betting Favorite as Cardinals Improve to 6-0

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    • Kyler Murray is back as the MVP odds on favorite at +350 bia BetMGM.
    • Murray threw for 229 passing yards with four passing TDs converted in a 37-13 win over the Cleveland Browns.
    • The Cardinals are the only unbeaten team in the NFL at 6-0.

The Arizona Cardinals kept their perfect slate on Sunday, defeating the Cleveland Browns 37-14 as four-point betting underdogs at the FirstEnergy Stadium.

With the win, Arizona kept its place on top of the AFC Conference team standings at 6-0 with the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) and Buffalo Bills (4-1) being their closest pursuers. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray also moved to the top of the MVP betting boards on Sunday, moving his odds at BetMGM to +350, his shortest MVP odds this season.

Josh Allen Take MVP Lead After Week 5

Murray’s strong start to the season made him the +700 betting favorite at BetMGM after Week 3. His odds shortened to +500 after Week 4 Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen supplanted Murray as the MVP odds-on-favorite last week after leading his team to a 38-20 upset of the erstwhile Super Bowl LVI betting favorites Kansas City Chiefs. Allen saw his odds shrink to +450 while Murray stayed at the +500 price even after the Cardinals remained unbeaten last week at 5-0.

But Murray turned in another spectacular performance on Sunday, completing 20 of 30 passes for 229 passing yards with 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions, plus a quarterback rating of 129. With Murray on target, the Cardinals extended their best start since 1974 even if they played the game without head coach Kliff Kingsbury on the sideline.

Kingsbury and star linebacker Chandler Jones were among the personalities missing on Sunday for the Cardinals after testing positive for COVID-19. Also absent during their Week 6 game were quarterbacks coach Cam Turner, defensive linemen Zach Allen and Corey Peters. But despite their absence, the Cardinals looked sharp in dismantling the injury-plagued Browns.

Murray is +350 to Win MVP

Following Sunday’s games, Murray is now back as the +350 betting favorite at BetMGM, with Allen staying at +450 and Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott at +600. Super Bowl LV MVP Tom Brady is fourth at +700 while Los Angeles Rams’ signal caller Matthew Stafford completes the Top 5 with his +800 MVP odds. Preseason favorite Patrick Mahomes had dropped all the way down to +1600 after a shaky start by him and the Chiefs.

Murray is also the new +375 betting favorite to win the NFL MVP award at the BetOnline App with Prescott second there at +400 and Allen at +500. Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford, and Lamar Jackson are all listed at +900 while Aaron Rodgers’ follows at +1200 and Justin Herbert at +1400.

Across most of the best NFL sportsbooks, Kyler Murray is the new MVP betting favorite. He is also listed at +350 at the Caesars Sportsbook, PointsBet, and Bet365 among others. Allen meanwhile is second at most NFL sportsbooks. The Buffalo signal-caller is a +450 at most betting sites and has his shortest MVP odds via PointsBet at +425.

Shane Acedera

Shane has been writing sports stories since 2015 and has published hundreds of online sports articles. A retired banker, he juggles his day as his wife Rocelle's driver, a furdad to three Golden Retrievers named Horry, Fisher, and Ranger, and a content writer here at GamblingSites.ORG. ...

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