Final Four MOP Odds
(TheSpread) – With the 2013 NCAA Tournament down to its Final Four, here is a look at the odds to be named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Louisville’s Russ Smith is the favorite, as he has 4/5 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Michigan’s Trey Burke (15/4) Louisville’s Peyton Siva (7/1) and Michael Carter-Williams (15/2) of Syracuse.
Smith is the leading scorer on Louisville and the Cardinals are the team favored to win it all, which puts him as one of the top candidates for the award. Smith is averaging 18.9 points per game on the season and he has scored a total of 104 points in Louisville’s four tournament games.
Burke is a sophomore point guard for Michigan, but he is one of the top scorers in the nation, averaging 18.8 points per game. He has been named Player of the Year by many college basketball publications, including the Associated Press. Burke has 62 points and 31 assists in Michigan’s four tournament games.
Siva is the starting point guard for Louisville. He averages 9.9 points, 5.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game for the Cardinals. Siva has 36 points, 20 assists and 8 steals in the four games for Louisville in this tournament.
Carter-Williams is a sophomore guard for Syracuse. He is averaging 12.1 points, 7.4 assists and 2.8 steals per game this season. Carter-Williams has 52 points, 19 assists and 13 steals in the four tournament games for the Orange.
For odds on each player to win the Most Outstanding Player award of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, see below.
2013 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Odds
Russ Smith (Louisville) 4/5
Trey Burke (Michigan) 15/4
Peyton Siva (Louisville) 7/1
Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse) 15/2
Mitch McGary (Michigan) 12/1
Brandon Triche (Syracuse) 18/1
Gorgui Deng (Lousiville) 18/1
C.J. Fair (Syracuse) 20/1
James Southerland (Syracuse) 20/1
Tim Hardaway Jr. (Michigan) 20/1
Nik Stauskas (Michigan) 25/1
Cleanthony Early (Wichita State) 30/1
Malcolm Armstead (Wichita State) 30/1
Carl Hall (Wichita State) 33/1