Final Four Picks: Analyzing the Final Four MVP Lines


The 2011 Final Four is finally here, and as a part of our Final Four picks for the biggest games of the year, we analyze the odds to win the Final Four MVP honors.

What you have to be really careful of with these props is that you have to have the team that wins it all. That being said, if you really don’t feel like a team is going to win it all, you can’t bet on any of the players off of that roster.

We’ll start with the Connecticut Huskies, who are the second favorites to win it all now that we are down to just four teams. It is clear that the most likely player to win MVP honors off of this team is Kemba Walker, who is +225 at 5Dimes to get the job done. Walker has already had a pair of 30+ point games in this tournament, and he has the capabilities to come up with 40 or even 50 point games if given the chance.

The first team in line is going to be the Kentucky Wildcats. They’re the favorites to win the National Championship, but they have a ton of stars that really could be legitimate MVPs. The biggest contenders are Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones, who are +300 and +750 respectively. Knight was the top freshman scorer of the season this year in the country. Jones has really come across some tough tasks in the NCAA Tournament, including having to take on Jared Sullinger of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the tough threesome of bigs for the North Carolina Tar Heels. These two are both legitimate Final Four MVP material, but we can’t forget about Doron Lamb at +1750, as this is the man most likely to knock down a ton of three point baskets to steal the show in the title game if Kentucky gets there.

If you’re looking to go off the board just a tad, what about the Butler Bulldogs and Matt Howard? You can find +950 at 5Dimes on Howard to capture the MVP betting victory. Howard is that gritty player that is most likely to quietly have a double-double. If he does put up that double-double in the Final Four and in the National Championship Game, the voters for this award are going to be hard pressed to find anyone else out there to take down the title.

All of the odds on the VCU Rams players are fantastic. We just love Joey Rodriguez at +1600 to get the job done, as he really is the most dynamic passer here in this tournament. The two names at the very bottom of the Final Four MVP odds are very, very intriguing. Both Bradford Burgess and Brandon Rozzell are three point sharpshooters, and both have had huge tournaments. If these two can carry this team from beyond the arc for two more games, the Rams can shock the world and you can cash in at some huge odds.

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan has been in the sportswriting biz since the late-90s, and he has worked side by side with some of the best and brightest in sports gambling. Always searching for the best trends in sports, Andrew uses his brilliant math mind to his advantage to beat the books.

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