- Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert has the shortest odds at +450 to win Most Outstanding Player.
- Gonzaga forward Drew Timme has the second shortest odds at +500.
- Jalen Suggs of Gonzaga also has +700 odds to win.
INDIANAPOLIS – Sports betting fans have been placing action on who will win Most Outstanding Player and a lot of the favorites are players from the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Corey Kispert, Drew Timme, and Jalen Suggs all have some of the shortest odds, with the Baylor Bears Jared Butler also in the mix.
With the Zags' strong performance in the tournament so far, March Madness betting fans leaning heavily on Gonzaga players to win is no surprise.
— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) March 22, 2021
The Most Outstanding Player award is one of the most coveted awards in every tournament. When betting on college basketball this is one of the major betting lines that attracts action.
The current favorite is Gonzaga senior forward Corey Kispert. Kispert has been a strong force on the team all season and has continued his play in the tournament.
Odds To Win 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player
- Corey Kispert (Gonzaga) +450
- Drew Timme (Gonzaga) +500
- Jared Butler (Baylor) +600
- Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga) +700
- MaCio Teague (Baylor) +1400
- Davion Mitchell (Baylor) +1500
- Herbert Jones (Alabama) +2000
- Hunter Dickinson (Michigan) +2000
- Jahvon Quinerly (Alabama) +2000
- Joel Ayayi (Gonzaga) +2000
- Quentin Grimes (Houston) +2000
On the season, Kispert averaged 19.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, and 1.7APG while shooting 54.5% from the field and 45.8% from three.
He carried this play over into the tournament, averaging 20.7 PPG on 57.0% shooting from the field. Kispert is also a finalist for the Naismith award, giving more reason that sports betting fans are leaning in favor of him to win the Most Outstanding Player at the tournament.
— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) March 19, 2021
Who longshot betting fans should be paying close attention to, however, is another Zags forward in Drew Timme. Timme has the second shortest odds to win at +500 and is coming off of a 30 point explosion against the Oklahoma Sooners, leading both teams in points.
On the season, Timme averaged 18.8 PPG n 65.5% shooting from the field. The sophomore is the second option on the stacked Gonzaga team.
If Timme continues this play, he may be able to overtake Kispert as the team’s leading scorer before the tournament is done, possibly swaying votes in his favor.
Jared Butler of the Baylor Bears is also a key player sports betting fans should look to place action on. Timme and Kispert may cancel one another out in terms of voting, which could work in Butler’s favor.
Butler is currently averaging 16.8 PPG on 49.5% shooting and 44.0% from the field. Butler is also made the AP First-Team all-Americans alongside Kispert.
AP First-Team All-Americans
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
Jared Butler, Baylor
Luka Garza, Iowa
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State pic.twitter.com/t75JfyA9HI
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 16, 2021
If Baylor makes in further than Gonzaga in the tournament, or if Kispert and Timme split voters, Butler could wind up being a major upset at USA online sportsbooks.
Taking action on these players while their odds are still long is the best way to cash in big wagering on this betting line.
After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in creative writing, Giovanni spent his professional career writing short stories for online journals. Now at USAOnlineSportsbooks, you can find him keeping fans up to date on their favorite teams best betting odds. Giovanni still tries to incorporate his passion for storytelling through the perspective of sports betting.