We were on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Big 12 Tournament odds from the beginning, and while they did make it to the title game, they lost to tournament favorite Kansas 74-65. Both teams will be worth watching in March Madness odds.
With March Madness just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the individual conference tournaments that will help determine seeding for the Big Dance.
If you’re looking for predictions for each game of the Big 12 Tournament, see our college basketball computer picks page. Additionally, here’s a look at Joe Fortenbaugh’s Big 12 Tournament best bet:
The Big 12 is an intriguing conference that has already seen two dramatic upsets. Seventh-seeded Oklahoma took down pre-tournament favorite Baylor, and fifth-seeded TCU beat Texas, the No. 4 seed.
According to BetOnline Sportsbook, the Kansas Jayhawks are now the favorites in Big 12 Tournament odds at +110.
Big 12 Conference Tournament Odds
Odds as of March 11 at BetOnline Sportsbook
Big 12 Tournament Format
Conferences have different rules for their respective tournaments, so it is worth pointing out how they differ from one another.
For just the second time in conference history, all 10 teams are not taking part in the tournament. Oklahoma State did not participate after receiving a postseason ban from a 2017 FBI bribery investigation.
The top seven of the remaining nine teams in the Big 12 received a bye, with the bottom two finishers – West Virginia and Kansas State – playing each other in the first round to determine the final eight teams.
Baylor and Kansas tied for a share of the regular-season championship with Kansas getting the top seed for the tournament based on tiebreakers.
Big 12 Tournament Odds: Best Value Bet
No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders (+130)
You could have had the Raiders at +300 yesterday, but they have moved down to +130 after handling Iowa State 72-41.
Texas Tech will now play Oklahoma, which shocked the tournament by knocking out Baylor, for the right to play for the Big 12 Tournament championship.
We think the winner will be either Texas Tech or Kansas, so we’re taking the team with the more attractive odds.
The Raiders were 1-1 against Kansas during the regular season.
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