Bucs and Brady Back on Top of Super Bowl and MVP Betting Boards

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  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady are back as Super Bowl and MVP favorites after Week 11.
  • Tampa’s rise came after the Buffalo Bills were upset by the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.
  • Brady and the Bucs went on to solidify their respective statuses with a 30-10 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady are on top of the oddsboards once again.

Tampa Bay has emerged from Week 11 as the odds on favorite to win Super Bowl LVI while Brady, at 44 years of age, is back as the MVP favorite.

The shift in odds happened by default or even before the Bucs took the field last Monday to face the New York Giants in their Week 11 assignment.

That’s because the erstwhile Super Bowl LVI favorites Buffalo Bills suffered a crushing 41-15 defeat at the hands of the Indianapolis last Sunday. The loss didn’t only take down the Bills from the top of the Super Bowl betting boards, but it also moved Josh Allen down from the top of the MVP mountain.

Bucs and Brady Back on Top

As a result of Buffalo’s defeat, the Bucs moved up from second to betting favorite at +600 via the Caesars Sportsbook. The Kansas City Chiefs, who defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-9 last Sunday to win their fourth straight game, have advanced to the second spot at +750, while the Bills fell two spots down at +800 with the Rams and Cardinals completing the latest Top 5 at +850 and +900, respectively.

Meanwhile, Brady became favorite for the first time after Week 9, and also by default after Allen and the Bills were upset by the Jacksonville Jaguars that week. But after Brady’s Bucs lost last week to the Washington Football Team and the Bills winning big at 45-17 against the Jets, Allen took over as the betting favorite once again after Week 10. It was a short return though.

Brady is now back in the driver’s seat with his +260 odds while Allen dropped to second and at a longer +550 odds after he was +350 last week. Aaron Rodgers is third in the latest Caesars MVP betting board at +750 while Patrick Mahomes has risen back to below +1000 at +800 and a tie with Dak Prescott to complete the Top 5. If you check out the other Top NFL sportsbooks, the Top 5 more or less looks the same, with Brady on top.

Bucs Dominate Giants in a 30-10 MNF Win

When it was time to play, the Buccaneers then dominated the Giants on Monday Night Football en route to a workman-like 30-10 victory. There was nothing flashy about the Bucs’ win but they did just enough, not only to win outright as the -480 Moneyline favorites but also to cover the 11.5 point betting spread.

Tom Brady threw for 307 yards with two touchdowns to win his 19th Monday Night Football game and tie Aaron Rodgers for second-most all-time. Brady also moved to within one MNF win away from tying the record of 20 currently owned by Dan Marino. Brady also went over 3,000 passing yards for the season last Monday, the 19th time he’s done so in his career. He has more 3,000-passing yard seasons than Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Johnny Unitas, Sonny Jurgensen, and Troy Aikman….combined.

For the season, Brady ranks 2nd with 3,177 passing yards and is first with 29 TD passes. He also has 51 completions, 21 TDs, and zero interceptions in the Red Zone this season, all the best marks in the league. Because of all these numbers, it’s no surprise really why Brady is the MVP betting favorite right now. What’s astonishing is that he’s doing this in Year 22 and at the age of 44.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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