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Adama Sanogo of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates with teammates after being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images via AFP.
Adama Sanogo of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates with teammates after being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images via AFP.

Because March Madness is a staple on the sports betting calendar, we will be tracking odds for the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player from start to finish. Read on we analyze the March Madness MVP odds based on input from the best sports betting apps.

As with most major team sports championships, the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player award is a way to reward the one player on the title-winning roster who had the biggest impact on his team's success.

At first glance, there really isn't much to making an educated wager here. Examine the March Madness odds and Final Four odds, and identify players on those rosters who are most likely to be the difference makers.

But the NCAA Tournament rarely unfolds as planned — and judging by the list of previous MOP award winners — it's not always the top dog that gets the honor. That should make for a fun betting market throughout the 2023-24 season.

Let's take a look at the 2024 March Madness MVP odds and betting market via the best March Madness betting sites.

March Madness MVP odds

Our best sports betting sites haven't released odds for the NCAA Tournament's MOP award and won't for several months. This market likely won't become available until we get closer to the 2024 NCAA Tournament next March.

That said, other college basketball markets can help give us a better idea of what this oddsboard might ultimately look like. The Wooden Award odds list features the best players in the sport, while the March Madness championship odds tell us which teams have a chance to cut down the nets.

Finding value on a star player on a contending team is the best way to cash a March Madness MVP ticket.

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March Madness MVP odds analysis

It will be important to shop around the best sportsbooks when odds for the 2024 March Madness MVP become available. Getting any sort of discount on a player will add up when trying to build a futures portfolio. 

For example, Adama Sanogo was priced at +270 at FanDuel to win March Madness MVP entering last year's Final Four. DraftKings and BetMGM had him as the betting favorite at +200, as he went on to claim the honor.

March Madness MVP history

If it seems like March Madness MVPs only come from teams that win the championship, you would be mostly right.

While it was a far more common practice for the tournament committee to honor the best player in the competition regardless of whether his team took home the title, that trend has long since faded. Here's a look at the list of NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Players since 2000 (the 2020 tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic):

YearPlayerCollegeTitle
2023Adama SanogoConnecticut
2022Ochai AgbajiKansas
2021Jared ButlerBaylor
2019Kyle GuyVirginia
2018Donte DiVincenzoVillanova
2017Joel Berry IINorth Carolina
2016Ryan ArciadaconoVillanova
2015Tyus JonesDuke
2014Shabazz NapierConnecticut
2013Luke HancockLouisville
2012Anthony DavisKentucky
2011Kemba WalkerConnecticut
2010Kyle SinglerDuke
2009Wayne EllingtonNorth Carolina
2008Mario ChalmersKansas
2007Corey BrewerFlorida
2006Joakim NoahFlorida
2005Sean MayNorth Carolina
2004Emeka OkaforConnecticut
2003Carmelo AnthonySyracuse
2002Juan DixonMaryland
2001Shane BattierDuke
2000Mateen CleavesMichigan State

There hasn't been an NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player from a non-title team since 1983, when future No. 1 pick and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Akeem Olajuwon took home the honor for a Houston Cougars team that fell to NC State in the title game.

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March Madness MVP FAQs

How is the March Madness MVP determined?

Media members choose the tournament's Most Outstanding Player following the completion of the championship game.

How can I bet on the March Madness MVP?

Sports betting sites have menus devoted to March Madness markets; simply access these markets via your sportsbook of choice, search for "March Madness MVP" (or "Most Outstanding Player"), select the player you wish to bet on, set your stake and send it through!

Who won last year's March Madness MVP?

Adama Sanogo was the 2023 March Madness MVP; he was listed at odds of +200 heading into the Final Four.

March Madness betting odds pages

Here are our best March Madness betting sites:

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