Bovada, one of the leading online sportsbooks, issued odds for the Big Ten Tournament—and there are some surprises. Ohio State, the No. 2-seed, has 15-to-2 odds (the fourth best) to walk out of New York City as conference champions.
Purdue, the No. 3-seed, has the best odds at the moment (8-to-5) to win the conference tournament. Behind the Boilermakers are the Michigan State Spartans with a 33-to-20 odds. No. 5-seed Michigan, who plays No. 12-seed Iowa later today, has the third best odds at 11-to-2.
Last season, the Wolverines won the whole enchilada after being the No. 8-seed.
Below is the complete set of odds for who Bovada thinks will be Big Ten Tournament champions.
Big Ten Tournament Odds (March 1)
On Wednesday night, the tournament started with Rutgers, the last place seed, defeating No. 11-seed Minnesota; also, Iowa took down No. 13-seed Illinois. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the conference tournament up until the semifinals on Saturday. From there, CBS will broadcast the games, including the tournament championship game on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET.