March Madness MOP Odds
(TheSpread) – The 2012 March Madness tournament is down to 16 teams. Here is a look at the odds to win the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award when it is all said and done.
According to oddsmakers, Anthony Davis of Kentucky is the favorite to win the MOP as he has 3/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger (6/1) and Marquis Teague of Kentucky (7/1).
One thing to consider with these odds is that the award typically goes to a member of the championship team. So factoring in the team’s chances to win play a large role in these odds. That is why you don’t see anyone from the like of Ohio or Xavier nominated.
Davis and Teague play for top-seeded Kentucky, which has looked impressive in the tournament thus far. Davis, a 6-10 freshman forward, is leading the Wildcats in scoring (14.3 ppg), 10.1 (rpg) and blocks (4.6 bpg).
Teague is a 6-2 freshman guard for the Wildcats. He is averaging 9.9 points per game this season with 4.8 assists. Teague scored 24 points in the win over Iowa State.
Sullinger plays for the Buckeyes, who are the No. 2 seed in the East Region. He is a 6-9 sophomore forward. He is averaging 17.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season. He is averaging 15 points and 7.5 rebounds in the tournament.
For complete odds to win the 2012 March Madness MOP, see below.
2012 March Madness Most Outstanding Player Odds To Win
Anthony Davis (Kentucky) 3/1
Jared Sullinger (Ohio St) 6/1
Marquis Teague (Kentucky) 7/1
Thomas Robinson (Kansas) 8/1
Draymond Green (Michigan St) 8/1
Desean Thomas (Ohio St) 10/1
John Henson (North Carolina) 10/1
Tyler Zeller (North Carolina) 10/1
Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) 10/1
Doron Lamb (Kentucky) 10/1
Dion Waiters (Syracuse) 12/1
Kris Joseph (Syracuse) 15/1
Keith Appling (Michigan St) 20/1
Perry Jones III (Baylor) 22/1
Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin) 22/1
Jae Crowder (Marquette) 22/1
Cody Zeller (Indiana) 22/1
Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette) 22/1