Is MNF The Game Kyler Murray Needs To Solidify His MVP Status?

  • The Arizona Cardinals are one-point underdogs on the Monday Night Football spread.
  • Kyler Murray has many bets with odds ranging upward of +150 for attainable props.

DALLAS – In the first game without Dak Prescott starting for the Dallas Cowboys, all eyes point to the Arizona Cardinals and their ability to secure a win on the road during Monday Night Football.

This will be the first time in 68 games that the Cowboys will take the field without Prescott starting. Leading the NFL in passing yards, the Cowboys will replace the franchise-tagged quarterback with Andy Dalton.

However, the focus now turns to the sophomore sensation and darkhorse MVP candidate Kyler Murray.

Sitting at the bottom of the league in interceptions, and in the bottom fifth of rushing yards allowed, the Cowboys may find trouble in stopping (read: slowing down) the speed of Murray.

Aside from his rushing abilities – which his 296 yards put him only 18 yards behind his running back Kenyan Drake and 47 yards behind QB Lamar Jackson – Murray has also proven his throwing abilities.

With the second most improbable completion according to NextGen Stats, Murray joins only a handful of quarterbacks with two of the top 20 most improbable completions.

The other names include the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger among others.

With these big-play abilities on the horizon, could this be the game that Murray proves his MVP status?

Murray opened with +2000 odds to win the NFL MVP immediately after Super Bowl 54. Throughout the summer, Murray held around the +2000 level, about fifth on the leaderboard.

Fast forward to Week 6 and Murray sits slightly higher (+3100) but still holds true to that fifth overall ranking after being named the Week 5 NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Looking at Murray’s player prop bets for Monday Night Football, everything is pointing to a successful primetime showing.

Favored Kyler Murray Prop Bets

  • Total Passing Yards: Over 275.5 (-135)
  • Total Completions: Over 25.5 (-115)
  • Total Rushing Yards: Over 44.5 (-130)
  • Total Rushing Attempts: Over 7 (-130)

One important note of emphasis is that despite Prescott being absent, the Cowboys are still favored on the Monday Night Football spread. At -1, this puts the Cardinals at EVEN odds on the moneyline.

For those who are more risk-tolerant, they may find solace in betting an alternate line at legal sportsbooks for Monday Night Football.

Alternate Lines For MNF

  • Cardinals -2 (+110)
  • Cardinals -3.5 (+140)
  • Cardinals -6.5 (+190)

No matter the play, don’t be surprised to see Kyler Murray have his coming out party during a primetime affair.

News tags: Arizona Cardinals | Dak Prescott | Dallas Cowboys | Kyler Murray

Michael Molter

Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.

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