For many, the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII started immediately after the last whistle blown in the 2023 game. Ahead of this year’s biggest sporting event in the States set for February 11, 2024, the countdown seems to be turning into a fever as the fans of the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are boosting the odds of their teams and players. However, it seems that the wide American sporting public is exceptionally focused on the potential winner of the flattering MVP title. Brock Purdy or Patrick Mahomes, that’s a sort of a million-dollar question a week before the Superbowl 2024 kicks off to culminate in excitement.
$200,000 MVP Bet
It is already almost a half-million-dollar question for a bettor who placed a $200,000 bet on Purdy to win the MVP title in the Super Bowl LVIII game. As Fox News reports, if Purdy wins the MVP Award, the bettor will win $480,000 based on the current Purdy’s listing set at +240, which means that a $100 bet will bring $240 to the winner. More specifically, the $200,000 bettor may benefit from Purdy’s game by collecting a net profit of $280,000 if the 2022 NFL draft’s “Mr.Irrelevant” continues his brilliant winning streak that led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl.
Purdy Leading 49ers
Indeed, after Brock Purdy‘s rookie season had secured him the place of the team’s third-string quarterback, the injuries of Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo compelled him to take over the responsibility of the leading quarterback. He took the opportunity and became the starter and the spiritus movens of the Niners. Having been a nominee for the season’s MVP, Purdy led the team to the 2024 Super Bowl to be automatically considered for the Super Bowl MVP.
Mahomes Breaking Records
At the same time, the fans of Kansas City Chiefs are looking at the leading team’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes to win the MVP title despite the fact that the Chiefs are considered underdogs in this year’s game. As Fox News reports, no quarterback in the Super Bowl history has been better as an underdog than Mahomes. He reportedly hit the 10-1-1 against-the-spread record in Super Bowl qualifying games to win 75% of those games. Such a performance was a great help for the Chiefs to win the 2023 Super Bowl and run for another title this year.
San Francisco Standing as -1.5 Favorites
As reported, Super Bowl LVIII odds favor the San Francisco 49ers. This team stands as -1.5 favorite against the Kansas City Chiefs but the numbers are reportedly expected to vary as the game gets closer. Super Bowl LXIII will start on February 11, with the opening coin toss reportedly also wagered at high stakes. According to Fox News, a single bettor placed a $100,000 bet with Caesars that the coin toss would result in tails to potentially win more than $95,000. Another bettor placed a $25 bet that the Niners backup quarterback Sam Darnold would win Super Bowl MVP, thus bringing in the lowest odd as the countdown continues.