March Insanity Most Excellent Participant Odds See Gonzaga’s Suggs, Timme as Co-Favorites


Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs celebrating with forward Drew Timme during a college basketball game.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates with ahead Drew Timme (2) throughout the second half of the crew’s NCAA school basketball sport in opposition to Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Picture/Jeff Chiu)

  • Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs and Drew Timme are co-favorites to win Most Excellent Participant on the 2021 NCAA Event
  • Baylor guard Davion Mitchell has the shortest odds for the Bears
  • Take a look at the percentages, evaluation, and betting predictions, beneath

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs and ahead Drew Timme are the co-favorites to be named the Most Excellent Participant within the NCAA Event getting into the championship sport Monday evening.

Guard Davion Mitchell is the highest candidate for Baylor, which has the final likelihood at hand Gonzaga its first loss.

Most Excellent Participant Odds

Participant (College) Odds
Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga) +115
Drew Timme (Gonzaga) +115
Davion Mitchell (Baylor) +450
Jared Butler (Baylor) +600
Corey Kispert (Gonzaga) +1000
MaCio Teague (Baylor) +1200
Joel Ayayi (Gonzaga) +1400
Andrew Nembhard (Gonzaga) +6500
Adam Flagler (Baylor) +10000
Mark Very important (Baylor) +10000

Odds from FanDuel on  April 5.

Suggs the Spectacular

The MOP race remains to be too near name getting into the championship sport, however it isn’t tough to find out who has made probably the most excellent performs.

Jalen Suggs did that, twice, within the Bulldogs’ 93-90 extra time victory over UCLA within the semifinals. The primary was his blocked shot in opposition to UCLA’s Cody Riley — he tracked Riley down from behind and swatted the ball free on the rim — with two minutes remaining. Suggs retrieved the ball down in the appropriate nook and began a quick break, capped together with his bounce move to Timme for a dunk and a 79-77 lead.

Suggs, 6’4, all the time shall be part of the NCAA spotlight bundle after his 40-foot banked three-pointer as time expired in extra time enabled the Bulldogs to maneuver on.

Suggs had solely six factors after moving into early foul bother in a first-round blowout in opposition to Norfolk State however has been at his finest within the final two video games, developing two assists wanting a triple-double after getting 18 factors and 10 rebounds in a decisive 85-66 victory over USC within the Elite Eight.

If the MOP was for many NBA-ready participant, Suggs would win in a landslide. He’s a top-five choose.

Timme the Scoring Chief

Timme has been the very best and most-consistent shooter and scorer within the match.

He has scored 110 factors and has made 43-of-67 field-goal makes an attempt, 64.2%. After enjoying solely 22 minutes within the rout in opposition to Norfolk State, Timme has scored no less than 22 factors within the subsequent 4 video games and had 30 factors and 13 rebounds in a second-round victory over Oklahoma.


Timme is a prepared passer, has fast ft, and may use each arms on the basket. He was notably efficient going to his left hand late in opposition to UCLA.

Timme additionally stepped up on the defensive finish within the ultimate seconds of regulation in opposition to UCLA, positioning himself within the lane to attract a cost on Bruins’ guard Johnny Juzang as he tried a game-winning drive to the basket.

Wire-to-wire, he has been the very best participant within the match.

Mitchell Mr. Constant

Davion Mitchell has been the most-consistent of Baylor’s three guards, scoring in double figures in all 5 video games whereas main the Bears with 31 assists. He had 12 factors and 11 assists within the 78-59 victory over Houston within the semifinals.

Mitchell, 6’2, additionally has lived as much as his “Off Night time” moniker. He was named the Naismith Defensive Participant of Yr earlier than an Elite Eight victory over Arkansas, then was a significant factor in holding Razorbacks’ guard Moses Moody to 11 factors on 2-of-10 taking pictures within the Bears’ 81-72 victory.

Houston guards Quentin Grimes and DeJon Jarreau have been 7-of-22 from the sector in opposition to Baylor within the semis.

The MOP ought to go to a participant on the profitable crew.  It’s not difficult. Group A wins the match, Group A’s finest participant wins the award. Gonzaga makes it harder as a result of their contributors additionally embody Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi, however a kind of must have a monster sport and a few Suggs moments to wrest the award from Timme or Suggs. Constantly environment friendly Timme is their finest candidate.

Jared Butler and MaCio Teague even have led the Bears in scoring no less than as soon as within the match, however Mitchell has the higher physique of labor.

Given the percentages, Mitchell appears the very best play.

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