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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.
Opening #NCAAM Odds to Win the 2019 #BigTenTournament via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) March 11, 2019
Michigan State +170
Penn State +6000
Ohio State +8500
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.
Latest #BigTen Odds to Win the #NCAAM #MarchMadness Tournament via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) March 11, 2019
Michigan State +1600
Ohio State +16000
Indiana (+4600) went 2-0 against Michigan State
Printable bracket for the 2019 Big Ten Conference Tournament pic.twitter.com/ymc3QjxfLs— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) March 12, 2019
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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