NFL Betting: 2021-22 Awards Midseason Predictions Update

NFL Betting: 2021-22 Awards Midseason Predictions Update

Written by on November 4, 2021

As we’re entering Week 9 of the NFL season, we’re now at the midpoint of the NFL season. This point of the season is when people start talking about who will win some of the major awards given to individual players. Let’s take a look at some of the best midseason bets to win the awards at the end of the season so you don’t miss your chance and wager against the NFL odds.

NFL Midseason Betting Predictions

MVP

As we all know this award almost always goes to a quarterback. This year’s midseason favorites to win the award are all quarterbacks. While Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott, and Josh Allen have the best odds to win the award, none of those three are going to be our pick. We’re going to go with one of the underdogs, and that underdog is Matthew Stafford. At a +800, we think Stafford is a great value pick. 

Stafford has led the Rams to a 7-1 record, and the Los Angeles offense is one of the top-scoring offenses in the league. Many think that Stafford is the piece that the Rams have been missing. If they continue to play well throughout the regular season, we like Stafford’s chances to win the league’s Most Valuable Player Award.

Offensive Player of the Year

This award was Derrick Henry’s to lose, and with the news that Henry would miss numerous weeks after having foot surgery, Henry will no longer be able to win this award. So with the clear-cut favorite out of the running, who do we think will win the award? We’re going to go with another Los Angeles Ram, we’re going to choose Cooper Kupp at a +800. Kupp already has nearly 100 yards receiving with 10 touchdowns in eight games. If Kupp continues at this pace, it’s going to be hard to deny him of this award.

Defensive Player of the Year

While Myles Garrett and Trevon Diggs are getting all of the publicity this season, we think that one other player is going to have a great second half and overtake those two for this award. We like TJ Watt at a +800 to win this year’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. In just six games this season, Watt has 8.5 sacks. Watt is a game-changer, and if he continues to rack up sacks, he has a great shot at winning the DPOY.

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Unless injury strikes Ja’Marr Chase, the award is his to lose. He’s currently sitting at a -140 to win the award. However, if Chase falters, our dark horse for the award is Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons. The athletic tight end got off to a slow start but has come on strong over the past few weeks. With the absence of Calvin Ridley, Pitts is likely to get a lot more passes thrown in his direction. He has 33 receptions on the season for nearly 500 yards. This doesn’t compare to Chase at this point, but we’re just giving you another selection if Chase gets hurt or struggles down the stretch. Pitts at a +1200 could get you a nice reward.