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March Madness MVP Odds: NCAA Most Outstanding Player Odds

With so many of the top teams falling out of the bracket this week, a number of big-time efforts have pushed some new names near the top of the Most Outstanding Player odds board, including Adam Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins from the now-favored UConn Huskies.

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2023 9:15 AM ET Read Time: 5 min
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Surviving as the March Madness champion is a team effort, but the star who earns the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player award will have played a critical part.  

The Sweet 16 saw some big-time performances from star players as March Madness brackets continued to undergo a shakeup and the pool of players with March Madness odds to win MVP has thinned even further — including two of the three betting favorites removed following the losses by Alabama and Houston.

With the Final Four matchups locked in, check out the latest MOP odds board below. 

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March Madness 2023 MVP Odds

Player Position DraftKings FanDuek bet365
Huskies Adama Sanogo F +200 +270 +250
Huskies Jordan Hawkins G +200 +330 +325
Hurricanes Jordan Miller G +800 +1,900 +1,600
Aztecs Darrion Trammell G +1,000 +1,200 OTB
Aztecs Matt Bradley G +1,200 +1,500 +1,400
Owls Johnell Davis G +1,400 +1,400 +1,200
Hurricanes Isaiah Wong G +1,500 +1,200 +1,200

Odds as of March 27, 2023.

March Madness 2023 MVP favorites

Adama Sanogo (+270)

With Alabama (Brandon Miller) and Houston (Marcus Sasser) no longer participants in the Big Dance, it makes sense that the star player for the current overall betting favorite sit is also in the mix — though he is just barely ahead of his teammate (with some books having Sanogo behind Jordan Hawkins).

The Huskies forward has been a beast all season, averaging 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, and while he recorded a double-double — and held Drew Timme to just 12 points — in a 28-point win over Gonzaga, he scored just 10 points and shot 3-for-11, opening the door for Hawkins. 

Jordan Hawkins (+330)

If UConn guard Jordan Hawkins wasn't in the mix before, he is now after back-to-back 20-point games in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight.

He's scored 44 points over those two dominant Huskies victories and is 16-for-32 from beyond the arc for the tournament, making a compelling case against his teammate Sanogo. 

Latest March Madness MVP odds analysis

3/27, 9:00 a.m. ET: While UConn's Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins are the consensus No. 1 and No. 2 on the odds board, the rest of it is a mixed bag. 

While DraftKings has Miami's Jordan Miller third at +800, he's as long as +1,900 at FanDuel, which has his teammate Isaiah Wong third at +1,200 along with Darrion Trammell from San Diego State. Then there's bet365, which has FAU's Johnell Davis in a tie for third at +1,200 alongside Wong.

How is the March Madness MVP decided?

The honor of March Madness MVP is awarded by the Associated Press after the NCAA Tournament. Most often, the Most Outstanding Player comes from the NCAA championship team. There have been a dozen players named MVP that weren’t on championship teams.

History of the March Madness MVP

Not all Final Four MVPs go on to the pros, but they live on forever in NCAA Tournament glory — especially if you bet on their odds to win March Madness MVP. Tournament MVPs almost always come from the winning team. The last player to be named MVP whose team did not win was Hakeem Olajuwon for the Houston Cougars in 1983.

Most betting sites have offered odds on the tournament MVP for a few years now, but sportsbooks based in Nevada have only been allowed to book this March Madness prop since 2016. 

Year MVP School
2022 Ochai Agbaji Kansas
2021 Jared Butler Baylor
2020 No tournament
2019 Kyle Guy Virginia
2018 Donte DiVincenzo Villanova
2017 Joel Berry North Carolina
2016 Ryan Arcidiacono Villanova
2015 Tyus Jones Duke
2014 Shabazz Napier UConn
2013 Luke Hancock Louisville
2012 Anthony Davis Kentucky
2011 Kemba Walker UConn
2010 Kyle Singler Duke
2009 Wayne Ellington North Carolina
2008 Mario Chalmers Kansas
2007 Corey Brewer Florida
2006 Joakim Noah Florida
2005 Sean May North Carolina
2004 Emeka Okafor UConn
2003 Carmelo Anthony Syracuse
2002 Juan Dixon Maryland
2001 Shane Battier Duke
2000 Mateen Cleaves Michigan St

The above odds for March Madness MVP are listed in American format. Using Kyle Guy as an example, his odds were listed as +525. This means that a $100 wager would have profited $525. Going back a year to Donte DiVincenzo, a $100 wager would have profited $1700.

American odds can be converted to decimal or fractional using our odds converter

March Madness MVP trends

  • March Madness MVP odds are usually topped by multiple players from the top-seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Final Four MVP odds are released after Selection Sunday and will adjust throughout the tournament as teams advance and get eliminated.
  • 68 of the 80 March Madness MVP winners have come from championship-winning teams.

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