Conference Tournament Odds For The Big10 and Big12
The regular season for college basketball has officially come to an end. Conference tournaments will begin this week and some conference tournament champions have already been crowned and have punched their tickets to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
Selection Sunday is just one week away from today. That is where the March Madness Bracket will finally be revealed and everyone can finally start having some clarity for the matchups and the potential upsets that can happen. What are some of the betting odds for some of the conference tournaments that are still going on?
Purdue has the best odds to win the BIG10 conference tournament at +175. They finished with a 25-6 overall record during the regular season and a 14-6 record in conference play. The Boilermakers are currently the third seed in this conference tournament.
As of right now, they are projected to be a number two seed in the NCAA Tournament. Purdue has playmakers all over the court and they also have very good size. If they win this conference tournament, they are for sure going to be a number two seed.
Illinois and Iowa both have the same odds to win this conference tournament at +400 odds. Illinois finished with a 21-8 record and a 14-5 BIG10 conference record. They are a number two seed in this conference tournament, but the Fighting Illini are in line to be a three seed or a four seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Hawkeyes finished with a 22-8 overall record and a 12-7 conference record. They can shoot the daylights out of the basketball. Iowa is the fourth seed in the BIG10 Conference Tournament, but they are either going to be a fifth seed, sixth seed, or lower in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wisconsin Badgers have +600 odds to win this conference tournament. The fact they have this low of odds to win the BIG10 tournament as a number one seed is very surprising. They finished with a 24-5 record during the regular season and a 15-4 record in BIG10 conference play. Wisconsin has a legit shot to be a number two seed in the NCAA Tournament, but they are more of a number three seed.
Other odds: Ohio State Buckeyes (19-9 overall record, 12-7 BIG10 Conference Record, +900) and Michigan Wolverines (16-13 overall record, 10-9 BIG10 Conference Record, +1400).
The BIG12 might be the best conference in all of college basketball this year. They are going to have a couple of teams that have a great chance to cut down the nets in New Orleans, Louisiana come April. However, what are the chances some of these BIG12 teams win the conference tournament?
This should come as no surprise to some people, but the Kansas Jayhawks and the Baylor Bears have the co-best odds to win the BIG12 Tournament at +175. Kansas and Baylor split with each other during the regular season.
They both finished with a 14-4 conference record. However, Baylor got the one seed and they finished with a 26-5 overall record and Kansas got the two seed with a 25-6 overall record. It would not be surprising to see the Baylor Bears or the Kansas Jayhawks both get to number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have the third-best odds to win the BIG 12 at +375. They finished with a 23-8 record during the regular season and a 12-6 conference record in the BIG12. Texas Tech is in line to be a number three seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Texas Longhorns are the fourth favorites to win the conference tournament at +600. They finished with a 21-10 overall record and a 10-8 conference record. Texas is in line to be a number five seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Other odds: TCU Horned Frogs (19-11 overall record, 8-10 BIG12 conference record, and +2200 odds) and Oklahoma Sooners (17-14 overall record, 7-11 BIG12 conference record, and +4000 odds).