Kyler Murray Separating Himself in Latest MVP Odds

Kyler Murray once again is the odds on favorite to win the NFL MVP this season at +300.
Kyler Murray once again is the odds on favorite to win the NFL MVP this season at +300. / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After shortly ceding his top spot in the NFL MVP odds, Kyler Murray is once again the favorite to be crowned the best player in the league. As things currently stand, Murray is +300 to win the AP Most Valuable Player award at WynnBET Sportsbook. 

Murray has given himself some wiggle room between himself and Dak Prescott (+450), Josh Allen (+450), and Tom Brady (+600). 

Murray gained back the ground he lost in Week 5 by bouncing back to dominate the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. Murray was close to unstoppable and torched Cleveland, going 20 for 30 with 229 yards and four touchdowns. He finished the day with a passer rating of 129.0; his best mark of the season.

One thing Murray may need to focus on even though an MVP campaign is holding onto the football. He somehow managed to fumble four times but he managed to recover all four. That is six fumbles in two weeks and Murray will have to work on keeping the ball off the turf. You rarely recover four of your own fumbles in a game and the young QB is playing with fire. 

Up next for Murray and the Cardinals in Week 7 is the 1-5 Houston Texans this Sunday afternoon. The opening spread is -16.5 in favor of the undefeated Cardinals with a total of 48.0.

It is an attractive matchup for the young superstar considering the Texans’ defense ranks in the bottom half of the league in all relevant passing categories. 

Houston is 20th in opponent completion percentage, 29th in yards per pass allowed, and has a sack percentage of just 5.08. They give up 8.0 yards per pass and 249.8 per game to opposing quarterbacks. 

Murray is also a threat on the ground and the Houston rushing defense is arguably worse than its passing D. He has just 110 yards on the year, but he’s added three rushing touchdowns to his sats. He isn’t rushing quite as much as he did last year, but if he wants to keep the ball and go, he has the wheels to do so. 

We cant talk about Murray without talking about the guys nipping at his heels in the MVP race. Dak Prescott and Josh Allen are tied at +450 behind Murray and deserve some attention from us along with the MVP voters. 

Prescott is coming off a massive game where he threw for 400 yards for the ninth time in his career in a thrilling OT win over the Patriots. He went well over that total in fact, passing for 445 yards and three touchdowns while completing more than 70% of his 51 passes.

Josh Allen and the Bills came up just inches short of a win last night against the Tennesee Titans. Allen slipped or got stuffed on a 4th and inches on the 3-yard line and the Bills lost their second game of the year. Despite that last-second fail, Allen finished with 353 yards and three touchdowns off 35 of 47 passes.

Both Dallas and Buffalo are on a bye week, which could give Murray a chance to increase his lead even further.

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