NCAA Championship Game 2011: Kemba Walker, Lord Of Prop Bets

Among Bodog.com's many prop bets for the 2011 NCAA Championship Game 2011, my favorite is the one with odds on which UConn or Butler player will win the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award. Kemba Walker is the obvious favorite (10/17), followed by Butler's Shelvin Mack (2/1), Matt Howard (3/1), and ... well, that's it.

Walker is considered over three times as likely as Mack and over five times as likely as Howard to be named the player of March Madness. Not that that's askew considering the postseason run he's had, but it's still pretty amazing. Other prop bets on which you may consider placing a wager:

Double Result

Anybody can pick a game-winner, but can you chart the winner of each game period? There are only two periods in college hoops, so no sweat: the answer is clearly a first half tie followed by a Butler victory, a steal at 20/1 odds.

Largest Lead

If VCU were playing in this game, you'd hammer the over (12.5), as every moment of each VCU game seems to involve a 10-point swing in every direction at once. However, we're talking about a Big East team and a team whose best player looks like Mark Zuckerberg, so many will be tempted to take the under.

Who will score first?

Kemba's the favorite (7/2) of course, but Mack (4/1) isn't far behind. A more interesting bet would be one on who will score last, but in March Madness that's pretty much the same thing as betting on which team will win.

There aren't any super wacky prop bets listed, other than those on which team will score first. Unless you fancy yourself a harnesser of chaos who's qualified to bet on which team will score first in a college basketball game.

For more on this game, UConn fans should join The UConn Blog, and Butler fans should join SB Nation Indiana and Mid Major Madness.

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