- Bettors are pouncing on Derrick Henry’s odds as Super Bowl MVP after the Titan’s RB is trending to return on Saturday for the divisional round of the playoffs.
- Henry is the most popular bet with the most tickets and is second behind Aaron Rodgers in betting handle.
- King Henry’s Super Bowl MVP Odds have moved from +2500 to +2000 after the early betting action.
The Super Bowl LVI MVP Betting has gotten more exciting with the likely return of Tennessee Titans superstar running back Derrick Henry
Henry has been practicing with the Titans this week and recently had his first taste of contact. With King Henry ticking all the boxes to be cleared for action, bettors are jumping on his betting odds as potential Super Bowl LVI MVP.
Henry Passes Test With Contact Practice
Titans’ RB Derrick Henry passes test with contact practice:https://t.co/UldocD0GMY
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2022
In his first media appearance since October 28th, Henry told reporters during a nine-minute media session on Wednesday that he’s ready to go out there and play. The Titans’ superstar running back hasn’t played since October 31 when he suffered a foot injury and he missed the Titan’s last eight regular season games.
Henry was Tennessee’s main offensive weapon. He led the league in rushing with 937 yards before he got hurt and also had 10 rushing touchdowns on 219 attempts. He also caught 18 passes for 154 yards for a total of 1,091 total scrimmage yards before the injury. Because of his production, Henry has the shortest non-QB odds to win the MVP at +2000 prior to his absence.
However, Tennessee placed Henry on the “Designated for Return From Injured Reserve List” on January 5 and he’s been been practicing ever since. Last Tuesday, Henry attended his first practice in pads and he said that the contact “felt geat”. Now, the Titans must activate Henry from Injury Reserve, and off the Designated for Return list so that he can play in this weekend’s divisional round against the Cincinnati Bengals at their Nissan Stadium.
Super Bowl MVP Betting
Super Bowl MVP betting at @BetMGM
Line movement (Open, Current)
• Aaron Rodgers: +450 to +400
• Tom Brady +800 to +600
• Derrick Henry +2500 to +2000
• Henry 15%
• Rodgers 14%
• Brady 7%
• Rodgers 25%
• Henry 14%
• Josh Allen 7%
— John Ewing ? (@johnewing) January 19, 2022
With Henry expected to return on Sunday, his name has emerged among the Super Bowl MVP betting favorites. Henry’s Super Bowl MVP odds have moved from +2500 to +2000 and he is currently the most popular bet with 15% of the total betting tickets written and second behind Aaron Rodgers (25%) for the most betting handle at 14%.
Rodgers is the +400 betting favorite to win Super Bowl MVP honors while Patrick Mahomes is second at +500. Tom Brady and Josh Allen are both listed at +600 while Matthew Stafford is next at +1000. Jimmy Garoppolo and Henry’s QB Ryan Tannehill are both at +1400 and Joe Burrow is at +1800. Henry is next with the highest non QB odds.
The Titans earned a first round bye after finishing with the best record in the AFC Conference. Tennessee is currently listed as a -3.5 point spread and -179 Moneyline favorite at the BetOnline App to beat the upstart Bengals who went from worst to first in the AFC North this season.