Tournament MOP Odds
With the NCAA Tournament down to its final game, here is a look at which North Carolina and Gonzaga players are among the favorites to win Most Outstanding Player.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Justin Jackson of UNC is favored to win the MOP, as he has +200 odds. Other short odds to win are Nigel Williams-Goss (+250), Kennedy Meeks (+375) and Joel Berry II (+650). The NCAA Championship takes place tonight from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will air live on CBS at 9:20PM ET.
Jackson is arguably the top player from the team favored to win tonight’s game, North Carolina. Jackson has put up 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season. He shoots 44.7 percent from the field and 38 percent from the arc. His NCAA Tournament run has seen him average 20.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
Williams-Goss has been the leader for Gonzaga this season, averaging 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He shoots 49 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from the arc. In this tournament run, he is averaging 17 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
Meeks is a double-double candidate for UNC. He averages 12.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game on the year. He is shooting an impressive 55.5 percent from the floor as well. He has been hit-and-miss during the NCAA Tournament, going as high as 25 points against Oregon and as low as 5 against Butler. In the Tournament, he is averaging 13.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.
Berry has been the second-leading scorer for the Tar Heels this season. He is averaging 13.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. He shoots 42.9 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from the arc. In this tournament, he is averaging just 12.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.