The Big 12 features six ranked teams and there are several teams that have a real shot at winning the conference tournament. However, with Kansas sitting as the top ranked team in the nation, they hold the best odds (+130) to win the Big 12 Tournament.
The Jayhawks have been getting better as the season has worn on with victories over five ranked teams within the final month. Kansas is second in scoring offense, field goal percentage and three-point percentage within Big 12 play this season.
Oklahoma and West Virginia are close behind Kansas with both of them being listed at at +400 and +225 respectively. The Sooners started the season as one of the best teams in the country, but their over reliance on trays and their starting five has seen them end the regular season limping. The Mountaineers have also slowed as the season has gone on, but their scoring depth and defense makes them a constant threat.
Texas (+1200), Baylor (+700) and Iowa State (+800) are all listed under +1000 and could very realistically go on a run and win the tournament.
Odds as of March 7 at BetOnline
The Kansas Jayhawks opened as the slight favorites over the Oklahoma Sooners on the odds to win the 2015 Big 12 Tournament at the sportsbooks, with that event set to get underway at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Wednesday.
Kansas is the top seed and Oklahoma is the third seed for the tournament, with the Jayhawks at 5/2 and the Sooners at 7/2 on the betting lines at [custom:bovada-link] to win the event this week. No. 2 Iowa State is then at 15/4, and No. 4 Baylor sits at 5/1.
Kansas and Iowa State are two of six schools that get a bye into Thursday's quarterfinal round, with Oklahoma facing No. 6 Oklahoma State and Baylor taking on No. 5 West Virginia on Thursday as well. The Cowboys are at 12/1 on the Big 12 Tournament odds, with the Mountaineers at 15/2 at [custom:bovada-link].
First-round games on Wednesday are then No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 TCU, and No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Texas Tech. The Longhorns have the top tournament odds out of those teams at 8/1, with the Red Raiders the 100/1 longshot.
Big 12 Tournament Odds at [custom:bovada-link]
Iowa State 15/4
West Virginia 15/2
Oklahoma State 12/1
Kansas State 28/1
Texas Tech 100/1
Big 12 Tournament Schedule
Opening Round - March 11
Quarterfinals - March 12
Semifinals - March 13
Championship Game - March 14
After rolling over Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals on Thursday top-seeded Kansas will face Iowa State in semifinal Big 12 Tournament betting action on Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Kansas beat Oklahoma State 77-70 in the quarterfinals, while Iowa State got past Kansas State by a score of 91-85. The other two quarterfinal results on Thursday were Baylor 78, Oklahoma 73, and Texas 66, West Virginia 49, so Baylor will face Texas on Friday.
The quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament hit the floor on Thursday, with top seed Kansas in action against No. 8 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys topped No. 9 Texas Tech by a score of 80-62 in Big 12 Tournament betting action on Wednesday.
The other quarterfinals on Thursday are No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 5 Kansas State, No. 3 Texas vs. No. 6 West Virginia, and No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Baylor. The Bears are coming off a 76-68 win over No. 10 TCU in opening-round action on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Kansas is the favorite on the Big 12 Tournament betting lines at the sportsbooks as they wait for their opponent in the second round of the tournament on Thursday.
Kansas is the +220 favorite at 5Dimes on the odds to win the Big 12 Tournament, and as the top seed they get a bye into the quarterfinals on Thursday - when they'll face the winner of Wednesday's first-round game between No. 8 Oklahoma State (+400) and No. 9 Texas Tech (+30000).
The other first-round game on Wednesday has No. 7 Baylor (+600) taking on No. 10 TCU (+250000), with that winner going up against No. 2 Oklahoma (+800) in Thursday's quarterfinals.
The other two quarterfinal matchups on the Big 12 Tournament betting lines on Thursday will be No. 4 Iowa State (+450) vs. No. 5 Kansas State (+2000), and No. 3 Texas (+1200) vs. No. 6 West Virginia (+1200).
Big 12 Tournament Odds at 5Dimes
Oklahoma State +400
Iowa State +450
West Virginia +1200
Kansas State +2000
Texas Tech +30000
Big 12 Tournament Schedule
Opening Rounds - March 12
Quarterfinals - March 13
Semifinals - March 14
Championship Game - March 15
No. 5 Iowa State defeated No. 4 Oklahoma 74-66 Thursday to advance to the Big 12 semifinals. Iowa State will face No. 1 Kansas on Friday after Kansas destroyed No. 9 Texas Tech 91-63 on Thursday. Kansas is 15-1 SU and 8-7-1 ATS in its last 16 games against Iowa State.
No. 2 Kansas State crushed No. 7 Texas to advance into the semifinals as well. Kansas State’s opponent will be No. 3 Oklahoma State coming off of a narrow 74-72 victory over No. 6 Baylor. Kansas State is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games against Oklahoma State.
No. 7 Texas had little trouble taking care of the Big 12's lowest seed Wednesday, defeating No. 10 TCU 70-57. Texas will face No. 2 Kansas State in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Kansas State is 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in its last six games against Texas.
No. 9 Texas Tech defeated No. 8 West Virginia 71-69 Wednesday to advance into a quarterfinal matchup against No. 1 Kansas Thursday. Kansas is 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against Texas Tech.
Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinals also feature No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State.
No. 1 Kansas has won the Big 12 Conference Tournament five times in the last seven years, and looks poised to add another Big 12 Tournament trophy to the shelf this season. Kansas is a 2/3 favorite on the odds to win the Big 12 Tournament at [custom:bovada-link].
Kansas finished with the conference’s best overall record at 26-5 SU and tied with Kansas State for the top conference record of 14-4 SU. After losing three straight games in early February, Kansas finished the regular season on a 7-1 SU run.
The Big 12 tournament kicks off with two first round matchups on Wednesday. The first pits No. 9 Texas Tech (500/1) against No. 8 West Virginia (75/1). West Virginia is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in its last three games against Texas Tech including a win both home and away this season.
No. 7 Texas (33/1) is expected to advance with a game against No. 10 TCU (500/1) scheduled on Wednesday. TCU finished with the worst conference record in the Big-12 of 2-16 SU, and is 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in its last five games against Texas.
Thursday’s quarterfinals begin with an intriguing matchup between No. 5 Iowa State (8/1) and No. 4 Oklahoma (12/1). Iowa State is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games against Oklahoma. The total has gone OVER in each of the last nine meetings between these two teams.
No. 3 Oklahoma State (4/1) could give Kansas a run for its money down the road, but first it has to get through No. 6 Baylor (12/1) on Thursday. Baylor is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games against Oklahoma State.
Rounding out Thursday’s quarterfinals, No. 1 Kansas will face the winner of the Texas Tech vs. West Virginia game and No. 2 Kansas State will take on the winner of the TCU vs. Texas game.
Big 12 Conference Tournament Odds - courtesy of [custom:bovada-link]:
Oklahoma State 4/1
Kansas State 5/1
Iowa State 8/1
West Virginia 75/1
Texas Tech 500/1
Wednesday, March 13 – First Round
7:00 PM ET – No. 9 Texas Tech vs. No. 8 West Virginia (Game 1)
9:30 PM ET – No. 10 TCU vs. No. 7 Texas (Game 2)
Thursday, March 14 – Quarterfinals
12:30 PM ET – No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (Game 3)
3:00 PM ET – Game 1 Winner vs. No. 1 Kansas (Game 4)
7:00 PM ET – Game 2 Winner vs. No. 2 Kansas State (Game 5)
9:30 PM ET – No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State (Game 6)
Friday, March 15 - Semifinals
7:30 PM ET - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
10:00 PM ET - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner
Saturday, March 16 - Championship Game
6:00 PM ET - Semifinal Winners
Two of the Top 5 ranked teams in the nation will be looking for No. 1 March Madness seeds as they progress through the Big 12 conference tournament this week.
No. 3 Kansas and No. 5 Missouri tip off Thursday on the second day of the Big 12 conference tournament. Before that, a pair of Texas vs Oklahoma battles take place on Wednesday and the Big 12 odds menu has been hopping all week.
The four lowest seeds in the Big 12 lock horns Wednesday as Oklahoma battles Texas A&M and Oklahoma State takes on Texas Tech. The winners advance to face the aforementioned top seeds in Kansas and Missouri.
The Big 12 also features the No. 12 ranked team in the country in Baylor and the 25th ranked school in Iowa State. Baylor faces Kansas State Thursday while the Cyclones tackle Texas.
But don’t write off these low seeds. Last year, No. 10 Missouri made the final, losing to top-ranked Kansas in the Big 12 final. The Jayhawks are looking for their fourth straight Big 12 title.
Texas A&M is one of the lowest-scoring teams in the country away from home, but they face a team they have dominated ATS lately. They are 5-0 ATS against the Sooners recently.
Both teams are struggling with the Aggies 1-9 SU in their past 10 and the Sooners 2-8 SU. The winner gets Kansas.
Tech has lost 7 of 9 SU against the Cowboys, although they are just 1-4 ATS in their past five meetings.
Big 12 Conference Tournament Odds - courtesy of [custom:bovada-link]:
Kansas State 11/1
Iowa State 12/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
Texas A&M 250/1
Texas Tech 300/1
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