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If you only have time this week to watch one conference tournament, make sure this is the one. The 2021 Big Ten men’s basketball tournament kicks off Wednesday from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Michigan earned the No. 1 seed by winning the league’s regular season race on the strength of a 14-3 conference record. The No. 2 seed was won by Illinois Fighting Illini. The Iowa Hawkeyes, led by Luka Garza, slipped to third place, while Ohio State secured fourth place.
This year, bettors of DraftKings bookmaker Expect a close battle for the supremacy of the Big Ten. The rankings are in accordance with the bookies listing Michigan as the team to beat in this year’s tournament. The No. 1 seed Wolverines has an overall record of 19-3 and is the top-ranked Big Ten team, but only slightly ahead of Illinois, which is the second-best betting option at +375. Purdue, is the most popular team in the conference winning five consecutive games and is the fourth betting option with a odds of +500.
Sharps in Las Vegas are fading into an inconsistent Iowa club with little odds and instead looking the other way. Saturday’s semifinals will likely feature standout matchups between Michigan, Purdue, Ohio State, Illinois, and Iowa. With so many top-tier teams, there is simply no easy path for any of the top seeds to reach the championship game on Sunday. the afternoon.
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The top ten contenders of the tournament
No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (19-3; 14-3 Big 10; 16-6 ATS) +175
Las Vegas sages have supported Michigan for most of the season and in the stretch that led to financial success as the Wolverines went 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 regular season games. However, Juwan Howard’s team must bounce back in the Big Ten tournament after losing two of their last three games to Illinois and Michigan State. The road will not be easy for Michigan, as they will likely need to overcome a rising Spartans club, as well as a red-hot Purdue team, just to get to the title game.
No. 2 Illinois fighting Illini (20-6; 16-4 Big 10; 17-9 ATS) +375
Illinois shocked many across the country, winning three straight games without star point guard Ayo Dosunmu (facial injury). His last three victories have been incredibly impressive going on the road and upsetting Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio State. Last week’s 23-point win over the Wolverines as 8.5-point road underdogs still has the college basketball world on fire. With Dosunmu now back, Illinois is not only a threat to win the Big Ten championship, but also a national championship.
No. 3 Iowa Hawk Eyes (20-7; 14-6 Big 10; 15-12 ATS) +425
The Hawkeyes own one of the best college basketball players in Luka Garza and that has translated into seven wins in their last eight games dating back to early February. As strong as Iowa is on the front line, they lost to Michigan and Illinois during their regular season matchups and Illini’s matchup in the Semifinals is likely where their journey will come to an end.
Boilermakers No. 4 Purdue (18-8; 13-6 Big 10; 14-10-2 ATS) +500
The Boilermakers have played excellent basketball since early February, but failed to beat any of the top three teams (Michigan, Illinois and Iowa) in the regular season. It has been a great journey for Purdue punters as the club has posted an outstanding 11-3 ATS mark in its last 14 games, but the road to a Big Ten championship is too difficult and the odds do not offer the necessary value. to deserve a bet.
Breakdown of Frankie Whispers: The Big Ten conference currently has three teams ranked within the top five of the last AP Top 25. Any of the top seeded teams could easily emerge victorious Sunday afternoon, but it’s hard not to land in a championship game with Michigan and Illinois. The Fighting Illini came together as a “team” when they lost Dosunmu for three games and were unharmed. The talented floor general reminds me of another star point guard who led his team in a historic race. Ten years ago, Kemba Walker of Connecticut led the Huskies in an 11-game winning streak that culminated in a national championship. We could be the pinnacle of witnessing that kind of story one more time and the respected money coming to Las Vegas agrees.
Choose: Illinois +375
Betting odds of the top ten tournaments
Ohio State +685
Wisconsin +1 100
Michigan State +5000
Penn State +20000
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook
Big Ten 2021 Tournament Calendar
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis.
First round – Wednesday March 10
Game 1: No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 13 Minnesota | 6:30 pm | Big ten network
Game 2: No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 14 Nebraska | 25 minutes after Game 1 | Big ten network
Second round – Thursday March 11
Game 3: No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 Michigan State | 11:30 am | Big ten network
Game 4: No. 5 Ohio State vs. Winner of Game 1 | 25 minutes after Game 3 | Big ten network
Game 5: No. 7 Rutgers vs. No. 10 Indiana | 6:30 pm | Big ten network
Game 6: No. 6 Wisconsin vs. Winner of Game 2 | 25 minutes after Game 5 | Big ten network
Quarter finals – Friday March 12
Game 7: Michigan No. 1 vs. Winner of Game 3 | 11:30 am | Big ten network
Game 8: No. 4 Purdue vs. Winner of Game 4 | 25 minutes after Game 7 | Big ten network
Game 9: No. 2 Illinois vs. Winner of Game 5 | 6:30 pm | Big ten network
Game 10: No. 3 Iowa vs. Winner of Game 6 | 25 minutes after Game 9 | Big ten network
Semifinals – Saturday March 13
Game 11: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 | 1 pm | CBS
Game 12: Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 10 | 25 minutes after Game 11 | CBS
Big Ten Tournament Championship Game – Sunday March 14
Game 13: Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 12 | 3:30 pm | CBS
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.