Jackson heavy MVP favorite; Ravens still chasing Patriots

Lamar Jackson’s dominating performance for the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, when he threw for five touchdown passes against the Los Angeles Rams, has moved the quarterback into heavy-favorite territory to win the NFL Most Valuable Player award.

According to DraftKings, Jackson is now listed at -230 to win the NFL’s top individual prize just over one week after he first became the betting favorite. After a Week 11 victory over the Houston Texans, when he threw four touchdown passes, Jackson was listed at +170.

Jackson was listed at 10,000-to-1 odds for the MVP award when the Ravens reported to training camp this summer.

“I’m trying to win a Super Bowl and we’re trying to take it a game at a time,” Jackson told reporters Monday night when asked about the MVP award. “I’m not worried about MVP. If it comes it comes and I’ll be satisfied. But I’m trying to win a Super Bowl. That’s a team award. That’s what I want.”

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is now listed at +300; he was +200 following Week 11. Based on the current odds, Wilson is the only player remotely close to being in Jackson’s ballpark.

There is a large gap to the other MVP contenders, in a list that includes Deshaun Watson (+1600), Patrick Mahomes (+2000), Dak Prescott (+2200) and Aaron Rodgers (+3300).

Ravens still chasing Pats as SB favorite

The Monday night victory also shortened the Ravens’ odds of winning the Super Bowl from +400 to +350. The New England Patriots, who lost 37-20 to the Ravens in Week 9, remain the Super Bowl favorite at +280.

At PointsBet, Jackson moved below an even-money favorite for MVP and is now listed at -167, followed by Wilson (+260), Watson (+1400), Prescott (+2000) and Mahomes (+2200). The Ravens are also listed as the second favorite to win the Super Bowl at +350, behind the Patriots (+275).

At FanDuel, Jackson is now listed at -200 to win MVP with the Ravens now listed at +340 to win the Super Bowl, just behind the Patriots at +300.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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