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The odds for this week's Big Ten Tournament have been released and it should come as no surprise to anyone that the conference's blue bloods headline the group.

No. 6 Michigan State (+170) opens the week as the odds-on favorites to win the 2019 Big Ten Tournament on FanDuel Sportsbook. No. 10 Michigan (+270), No. 13 Purdue (+330), No. 19 Wisconsin (+500) and No. 21 Maryland (+1600) round out the best of the rest. 

While they are the Big Ten favorites, the top-seeded Spartans' path to the tournament final won't be an easy one, especially since they could be on upset alert as soon as their first game.

Indiana (+4600) went 2-0 against Michigan State during the regular season and would be Sparty's first opponent if the Hoosiers beat Ohio State in the second round of the tournament. 

Things won't get any easier for Michigan State if it can finally beat the Hoosiers. It's more likely than not that every opponent from the semifinals on will be an AP Top-25 program. 

The first game of the tournament tips off on Wednesday, March 13 and will run through Sunday, March 17. We'll know by Friday whether or not Michigan State deserves its favorite status.

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