Big Ten basketball is often interesting, in that you see a wide range of styles of play. While so many teams try and slow things down and grind them to a halt in this league, you also see a couple of teams each year that play more aesthetically pleasing ball. No matter what style each team plays, even team has a goal of winning the Big Ten title. Here, we look at the futures odds in this conference and help bettors decide which college basketball picks to make in this league.
Big Ten Conference Betting Odds
Check this space soon for Big Ten conference championship odds once they are available from online sportsbooks.
Big Ten Basketball Futures Betting Outlook
The clear favorite to win the Big Ten championship in the 2023-24 season is Purdue. While the Boilermakers have become synonymous with high-profile flameouts in the NCAA Tournament, this team won the Big Ten last year and could very well do so again this year. They have their top-two scorers back from last year in Zach Edey and Fletcher Loyer, and Edey will be a handful for every team in the league.
Several teams that were at or near the top of the Big Ten lost some significant pieces heading into this year. Indiana lost Trayce Jackson-Davis to the NBA, while Penn State suffered the same fate with Jalen Pickett. Meanwhile, Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson transferred to Kansas, which could open the door for some other teams to compete for the title in this league behind Purdue.
One such team could be the Northwestern Wildcats, who are likely to fly under the radar in the eyes of most college basketball fans. The Wildcats finished second in the Big Ten during the regular season last year, going 12-8 in conference play. This year’s Northwestern team will have Boo Buie back again this year, and he could make his team a threat to take the Big Ten crown.
Big Ten Conference History
The Big Ten comprises 14 teams and it became one of the last NCAA Division I conferences to establish an annual tournament. After playing out their regular season schedules, Big Ten teams compete in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.
The tournament seedings are based on each team’s regular-season record in conference play. The winner earns a spot in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. The Big Ten has not won a National Championship since Michigan State in 2000 and has not had a national championship game participant since Michigan in 2018.
Other College Basketball Conference Odds
- AAC Conference
- ACC Conference
- A-10 Conference
- Big East Conference
- Big 12 Conference
- SEC Conference
- Pac-12 Conference
- Mountain West Conference
- West Coast Conference
Win Count All-Time in The Big 10 Tournament
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