The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will once again be played in Indianapolis this season, and this will be one of the biggest events of championship week. This conference is loaded with terrific teams, and as many as nine of them could be in the NCAA Tournament. Let’s have a look at our Big Ten Tournament odds analysis so you can plan your bets against the NCAA Conference Tournament Odds.
Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Betting Analysis and Predictions
Men’s College Basketball Betting | Big Ten Championship OddsHere is a quick look at the updated betting odds to win the Big Ten Tournament:
- Purdue +290
- Illinois +320
- Michigan State +425
- Ohio State +475
- Wisconsin +550
- Michigan +1100
- Indiana +1800
- Iowa +1800
- Northwestern +6000
- Rutgers +6600
- Maryland +9000
- Minnesota +15000
- Penn State +20000
- Nebraska +35000
The Purdue Boilermakers are the current betting favorites to win the Big Ten, and they have been a Top 5 team for much of the season. Purdue is also a popular pick to win the NCAA Tournament, but they are going to have some work to do.
Illinois and Michigan State aren’t too far behind Purdue, and Illinois is a team that could still end up winning the regular-season title. Michigan State has been an up and down team, but the Spartans have been known to be great in March.
Conference tournaments are usually filled with upsets, but there are a handful of teams that could win the Big Ten without it being considered an upset. Even the bottom four teams on this list have proven that they can play well enough to upset the top teams on any given night.
Plenty of Value Bets
The top teams are pretty clear, at least in terms of the betting odds, but you should be taking a look at teams a little further down the list. The team with the most value might be the Wisconsin Badgers, as they currently have odds set at +550.
Wisconsin is likely going to win at least a share of the regular-season title, and they could win it outright. The Badgers are a team that is loaded with veterans and are extremely tough to beat when they are making shots.
Rutgers is another team to keep your eye on in Indianapolis, as the Scarlet Knights have been giant killers all season long. The odds for Rutgers to win the title are set at +6600, and they are talented enough to go on a run and win this thing.
Kofi Carries Illini to Title
The job that Brad Underwood has done at Illinois has been remarkable as his Fighting Illini team just continues to win league games. Illinois won this event a year ago, and this team is absolutely loaded with experience.
The other big advantage for Illinois is that Kofi Cockburn just continues to be an unstoppable force in the Big Ten, and he will be good enough to carry his team in Indianapolis. Purdue did sweep Illinois in the regular season, but things will be different in the Big Ten Tournament.
The best bet to make is taking Illinois +320 to win the Big Ten Conference Tournament.