Super Bowl prop betting has become a huge part of the Super Bowl experience and the MVP trophy is one of the biggest post-game wagers to make.
Of course, most bettors can’t help but have a wager on the coin toss and the national anthem over-under just to get started. And if that goes well (heads is on a five-game win streak), then why not wager on Bruno Mars at the halftime show.
But the men who will decide the outcome are also the top two betting choice for Super Bowl MVP.
PEYTON MANNING - There's a very good reason the 37-year-old quarterback could haul in his fifth NFL MVP trophy the night before the big game, as he threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards, while leading Denver's offense to a league-leading 37.9 points and 457.3 yards per game.
Manning arrives for his third Super Bowl appearance where he is the Super Bowl MVP odds favorite, after throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots.
While he averaged throwing for 342.3 yards and 3.4 TDs per game in the regular season, his playoff average was 315 yards and 2.0 TDs in two games.
RUSSELL WILSON - Twelve years younger than Manning, the Seattle signal-caller is sure to draw interesting lines with not only his passing numbers, but also the rushing prop oddsmakers put on his legs.
Along with his 3,357 yards and 26 TDs in the regular season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pound speedster rushed for 539 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry.
He is the second betting choice on the MVP odds menu at Bovada.lv.
The strategy with the Seahawks' offense changed dramatically, in terms of Wilson's rushing, as he rushed for just 16 yards in the playoffs, on just eight carries. In the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers, he gained 0 yards on five carries.
See dozens of other fun Super Bowl props from Bovada:
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Will it snow during the game?
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - What will be the temperature at Kickoff?
Over 32 degrees Fahrenheit -120
Under 32 degrees Fahrenheit -120
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - What will be the lowest temperature during the game?
Over 28 degrees Fahrenheit -120
Under 28 degrees Fahrenheit -120
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - How many times will Peyton Manning say "Omaha" during the game?
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Will Richard Sherman receive a taunting penalty in the game?
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Will Richard Sherman receive an unnecessary roughness penalty in the game?
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Will Richard Sherman receive a pass interference penalty in the game?
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?
Seattle Seahawks -120
Denver Broncos -120
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?
SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the mention first in his speech?
Other Team or Player of Other Team 7/1
Does not mention any of the above 4/1