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2021 March Madness Most Outstanding Player Odds

Jalen Suggs of the Gonzaga Bulldogs leads the odds for the NCAA Most Outstanding Player award.

After a brilliant shot to send the Gonzaga Bulldogs to the NCAA Championship game of the 2021 NCAA March Madness tournament, guard Jalen Suggs is now the betting favorite for March Madness Most Outstanding Player odds.

According to the best college basketball betting sites, guard Jalen Suggs is now a -135 favorite for MOP odds after opening at +1200. His odds had dropped to +475 prior to the Final Four semifinal but after knocking down a three-pointer to send Gonzaga to the championship game vs UCLA, Suggs is now the slight favorite.

While Suggs is now the fave for odds to win March Madness Most Outstanding Player, forward Drew Timme is right behind Suggs at +105 and was the betting fave prior to the Final Four. Timme leads the undefeated Bulldogs in scoring at 20.1 points per game and put up 25 points in the victory over the Bruins.

Not to be outdone, Baylor Bears guards Davion Mitchell (+250) and Jared Butler (+500) have the best chance for Baylor and March Madness Most Outstanding Player odds. Both were sensational in Baylor's beatdown of Houston with Mitchell leading the team in assists while Butler led the Bears in scoring.

The NCAA MOP award typically goes to a player on the team that wins the March Madness tournament, so it shouldn’t be a shock to see that players from both Gonzaga and Baylor are the only betting options in NCAA basketball tournament Most Outstanding Player odds. The award is handed out after the NCAA championship game.

Who Will Win March Madness Most Outstanding Player?

2021 March Madness Most Outstanding Player Award Odds
Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga)-135
Drew Timme (Gonzaga)+105
Davion Mitchell (Baylor)+250
Jared Butler (Baylor)+500
Joel Ayayi (Gonzaga)+500
Corey Kispert (Gonzaga)+900
MaCio Teague (Baylor)+1000
Mark Vital (Baylor)+10000

Odds as of April 5 at Bovada

Suggs, Timme Lead Charge in March Madness Most Outstanding Player odds

On paper and in the boxscore, the March Madness Most Outstanding Player odds would seem like it should go to Gonzaga forward Drew Timme. He leads the team in points per game and field goal percentage this season and just put up 25 points on 11 for 15 shooting vs UCLA. But, did he impact that semifinal win over the Bruins more than guard Jalen Suggs did? I'm not so sure.

Suggs was sensational vs UCLA and while he hit the game-winning shot, lost in the box score was some of his clutch plays, especially late in the second half. In one sequence, the freshman blocked UCLA center Cody Riley, got the rebound, pushed the ball, and fired it down court to a streaking Timme for a layup to tie the game. It's moments like that, along with the game-winning three-pointer, that will stand out significantly more for MOP voters than Timme's fundamentals in the low post.

As long as Suggs doesn't play a terrible game, and most importantly, Gonzaga wins the National Championship, this is the freshman's award to lose.

Mitchell Is X-Factor for Odds To Win Most Outstanding Player

If you're looking at Baylor Bears players for March Madness Most Outstanding Player odds, your search should start and stop with guard Davion Mitchell. The junior has been arguably the most impressive player on the Bears for the entire tournament and has been making an impact in other phases of the game besides scoring. Mitchell showed his versatility vs Houston when he scored 12 points, went 3-for-6 from behind the arc, dished out 11 assists and limited Cougars star Quentin Grimes to 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

He also spearheaded a comeback vs Villanova in the Elite Eight when the Bears trailed by seven at halftime and proceeded to open the second frame with a 14-2 run from Mitchell's perimeter defense. He will be tasked with hounding Jalen Suggs in the championship game while being a playmaker on the offensive side of the ball. If Baylor wins and Mitchell does his job defensively, he'll take the MOP award.

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. Odds Shark is here to help and will detail below how it works.

When you go to your online sportsbook that offers odds to win March Madness Most Outstanding Player, you’ll see the odds listed like this:

  • Corey Kispert +500
  • Drew Timme +550
  • Jared Butler +600
  • Buddy Boeheim +8000

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. In this case, it’s Kispert at +500, 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 Kispert in odds to win NCAA basketball tournament Most Outstanding Player and he wins it, you’d get $600 returned to you. Your original stake of $100 is refunded and you’re rewarded $500 in profit. 

On the flip side, if you think a player like Buddy Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange will win it and you bet $100, you would get $8,100 returned to you – the $100 stake and $8,000 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.