The madness is over. The NCAA’s March Madness tournament has been decided, with the Connecticut Huskies winning the championship by downing the San Diego State Aztecs 76-59 in the title game.
And as is tradition, the winner of the Most Outstanding Player award comes from the winning side. Huskies forward Adama Sanogo was named the MOP of the 2023 tournament.
Adama Sanogo wins the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player award!— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) April 4, 2023
Sanogo was +1900 before the tournament started.
He was -160 to win heading into the National Championship today. pic.twitter.com/KO7Og1f3WA
March Madness Most Outstanding Player Odds: Adama Sanogo
The UConn big man led the pack for the Most Outstanding Player heading into the national championship final at -120 odds.
Before the Final Four, he was neck and neck with teammate Jordan Hawkins at +225. But with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the national semifinal vs Miami, Sanogo powered his way to the top of the board.
When Sanogo scored at least 20 points, his team was 19-0 this season. When he went off, there was no stopping UConn.
In the final, Sanogo put up 17 points and 10 rebounds and shot 56 percent from the field and 88 percent from the free-throw line. His offense was just as good as his defense on the night.
That's a no from Sanogo ❌ @UConnMBB pic.twitter.com/vG6uMl0qZM— CBS Sports College Basketball 🏀 (@CBSSportsCBB) April 2, 2023
Sanogo was certainly the deserving MOP for the 2023 tournament.
Last 10 Most Outstanding Player Winners
|2017||Joel Barry II||North Carolina|
The takeaway here is that a championship winner will also win the Most Outstanding Player award.
You have to go back some 40 years to 1983 to find the last MOP winner who didn’t play on the championship-winning side. That player was Hakeem Olajuwon, who played for Houston.
How To Bet On March Madness Most Outstanding Player Odds
If you’re a first-time bettor in March Madness Most Outstanding Player odds, the way the odds are listed may not make sense. That’s OK. We’re here to help and will detail below how it works.
When you go to your sportsbook odds to win March Madness Most Outstanding Player, you’ll see the odds listed like this:
The odds indicate what it would pay out if one of those players were to win the MOP award. Unlike a straight-up bet, or a moneyline bet, where there is a clear favorite represented by the minus sign (-), the player with the lowest odds would be the favorite. For this example, it’s Marcus Sasser at +550, and the rest are underdogs even though each player has a plus sign (+) prefacing his odds. For American odds, all potential payouts are predicated on $100 bets.
Using American odds, if you were to bet $100 on Sasser in odds to win NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and he wins it, you’d get $650 returned to you. Your original stake of $100 is refunded and you’re rewarded $550 in profit.
On the flip side, if you think a player like Brandon Miller of the Alabama Crimson Tide will win it and you bet $100, you would get $1,700 returned to you – the $100 stake and $1,600 in profit.
To see how much you’d win on the futures odds, check out our Odds Calculator. It’ll show you what your payout would be based on the odds and amount wagered.