Lamar Jackson MVP Odds — Hot Start Moves Ravens QB up Betting Boards

If you got in early on Lamar Jackson MVP Odds, consider yourself lucky. Two weeks into the season, Jackson has shot up the charts in this year’s MVP race.

The preseason odds have shortened from around +2000 to +1000 -+1300 at most sportsbooks, meaning the implied probability for the Baltimore Ravens QB to hoist the trophy is now between 7% and 9%. Let’s take a look at how Jackson stacks up against the competition.

Sports bettors can place wagers on Jackson and other NFL players at the state’s seven retail sportsbooks

Lamar Jackson MVP Odds

The MVP race is heating up, and Lamar Jackson’s odds of winning MVP might be the longest they’ll be for the rest of the season. The 2019 winner of the award has lit it up in his first two games, throwing for 541 yards with six touchdowns and a lone interception.

He’s also rushed for 136 yards and added a TD with his legs. Jackson will continue his quest for greatness this Sunday when the Ravens host the Patriots. Here’s a peek at Jackson’s NFL MVP odds.

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Jackson is fifth on most odds boards. Listed ahead of him at BetMGM are Buffalo QB Josh Allen (+300), Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes (+450), LA Chargers QB Justin Herbert (+1000), and Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts (+1000).

Lamar Jackson’s Odds to Win MVP Latest News

Lamar Jackson’s MVP Odds skyrocketed thanks to an incredible offensive performance last Sunday that featured an electric career-long 79-yard touchdown scamper.

Another reason for Jackson’s rising stock is that many of the QBs that were ahead of him to start the season have gotten injured or are off to sluggish starts.

  • Russell Wilson – Wilson has been dreadful with the Broncos this year, and his odds have plummeted
  • Dak Prescott – Prescott suffered an injury in Week 1 that will see him miss at least a month, essentially taking him out of the MVP race
  • Joe Burrow – Burrow has had a woeful start and has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns this year
  • Tom Brady – You can never count Brady out, but so far this year, he’s averaging 201 passing yards per game and has two touchdowns

Lamar Jackson’s MVP Odds Beginning of Season

Lamar Jackson’s opening MVP odds looked like a steal when the season started, with sportsbooks putting him anywhere from +2000 to +2500.

It almost seemed disrespectful to have such bloated odds for a player that does nothing but win and has already taken home the award before. There were at least 10 players with shorter odds than Jackson to begin the season, and the Ravens QB has now leap-frogged all but a few of them.

We listed the opening MVP odds back in June with this article.

Where to Bet on Lamar Jackson MVP Odds: Top Apps, Promos, & Bonus Codes

You can bet on Lamar Jackson in person at Maryland’s retail sportsbooks, and the state is expected to have MD online sports betting available as early as the end of this year. When mobile wagering does launch, here are four of the most popular apps that will be available in the Old Line State.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel currently has Jackson at +1300 to win MVP the highest odds of the four major books. It also has a great welcome bonus that Marylanders can take advantage of when online goes live.

Welcome bonus: $1,000 No Sweat First Bet New customers can place up to $1,000 with their first bet and will be refunded the total amount in free bets if the wager loses.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Jackson’s DraftKings odds are a little shorter than FanDuel at +1200, but the sportsbook does have some great promos.

Welcome bonus: Bet $5, Get $200 if your team wins New customers can get $200 in free bets if they place a $5 wager on an NFL game and their team wins.

BetMGM Sportsbook

Jackson is at +1100 at BetMGM the shortest odds of the major sportsbooks. However, new players can enjoy an excellent bonus for signing up with the sportsbook.

Welcome bonus: $1,000 Risk-Free Bet New customers can place their first bet up to $1,000 and receive the entire stake back in free bets if it loses.

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars has Jackson’s MVP odds at +1200 right now. It also has arguably the best sign-up bonus in the industry.

Welcome bonus: $1,250 First Bet Bet – If your first bet loses, Caesars will give you a second chance to win a bet of the same amount by returning your stake in the form of site credit.

How to Bet on Lamar Jackson’s MVP Odds

In Maryland, you’ll have to go to a physical location to place your bet for now. But when online gets underway, the sportsbooks have made it easy to place an MVP bet. The process is similar for each operator. Here’s how to do it at FanDuel.

  • Download the FanDuel app or head to the site on your desktop computer
  • Sign up using the promo code and make your first deposit
  • Choose your sports from the sidebar on the left – in this case, NFL
  • Choose ‘Season Awards’ from the top menu bar. On some sites, this might say “Futures”
  • Scroll to the ‘AP NFL Regular Season MVP’ section and place your bet

More Lamar Jackson Futures Betting

Futures betting isn’t limited to the MVP race. There are plenty of options available across all of the sportsbooks. Here are some of the most popular bets for Lamar Jackson and quarterbacks.

  • Regular Season Passing Yards Leader
  • Regular Season Passing Touchdown Leader
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Most Interceptions Thrown

You can find these bets (as well as a host of others for different positions) in the same place that you find the MVP odds.

NFL MVP History

Here is a look at the recent NFL MVP winners. A QB has won the award in nine of the last 10 years.

2021Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
2020Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
2019Lamar Jackson, Baltimore
2018Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City
2017Tom Brady, New England
2016Matt Ryan, Atlanta
2015Cam Newton, Carolina
2014Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
2013Peyton Manning, Denver
2012Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
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Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a freelance writer for Maryland Sharp. He’s spent most of his career writing in roles that have ranged from copywriter at a boutique ad agency to corporate communications at a large oil firm. His true passion is sports, and he’s now been writing in the sports gaming industry for the last couple of years. He enjoys sports betting and usually bets a little too much when he loses and not quite enough when he wins.