Silliman's Silliest NCAA Championship Game Prop Bets

Stan SillimanCorrespondent IIApril 4, 2011

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02:  Matt Howard #54 of the Butler Bulldogs reacts against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Will Brad Stevens out cute Jim Calhoun? Will Shabazz Napier outscore Shawn Vanzant? Who will Charles Barkley refer to as "turrible?"

We know much you love losing money on NCAA Final games so we've published our props for your wagering pleasure. Walk into Caesar's Palace and insist they take these bets.

Bodog has their props, we have ours.

Here's Bodog's odds on MOP (Most Outstanding Player):

Kemba Walker 4/7; Shelvin Mack 2/1; Matt Howard 3/1

We have odds on Most Moppish Hair: Matt Howard 1/30 (Put up $ 30, get back $31). It will be the easiest dollar you''ve ever collected unless Jim Calhoun whips out the blow dryer and goes full afro. 

Bodog has Shelvin Mack ahead of Kemba Walker as to who will make the first 3 point shot of the game: Mack 2/1; Walker 5/2; Jeremy Lamb 4/1; Matt Howard 9/2; Shawn Vanzant 11/2; Zach Hahn 8/1; Shabazz Napier 9/1.

We have odds on whether Brad Stevens will wiggle his ears at a referee 15/1. If Brad does it unintentionally or from nervousness, you still get paid. All bets are off if hands, either Brad's or someone elses, are used to assist in the wiggling. 

The odds that Charles Barkley will use a telestrator to draw a mustache on Matt Howard and then remark Matt looks like Adam Morrison is 40/1.

If you see the machine being wheeled toward Sir Charles, you might be in for big money. If Barkley draws a mustache but then says he looks like Will Ferrell, all bets are off. 

Bodog says if the game is a blowout you can get 20/1 odds on Butler winning by over 14 points and  30/1 at over 21 points. Connecticut winning by similar margins only pays 10/1.

We're giving 15/1 that Charles Barkley will say either Matt Howard, Andrew Smith or Alex Oriakhi played "turrible, just turrible." You must pick the player Charles announces as "turrible" to collect.

Here's a long odd bet. 20/1 if Coco's Yakitori Sushi Bar near Reliant offers a Alex Oriakhi Saki for tonight's game. Coco's is on Westheimer but if you change the bet to Nippon Japan on Montrose you still win.

We're offering 50/1 odds you won't be able to spell Mr. Napier's first name in Scrabble.  Blank tiles not allowed.