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The ​Big 12 Conference Tournament starts on Wednesday and as one would expect, the highest-ranked team in the conference is the favorite to take home the title and nab the automatic bid to the ​big dance.

No. 7 Texas Tech opened as the favorite to win the tournament with +200 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, despite being the No. 2 seed. No. 17 Kansas (+350), the No. 3 seed in the tournament, and No. 15 Kansas State (+440), the tournament's top seed, round out the top three in odds to win.

The quarterfinal matchup between fourth-seeded Baylor (+1100) and fifth-seeded Iowa State (+600) could alter the odds, depending on which squad pulls out the win on Thursday. 

Texas Tech was one of the most dominant teams in the country this season, losing just five games in 31 tries. However, their path to a Big 12 tournament title won't be easy, as the Red Raiders may have to play Kansas in semifinals, one of the five teams to beat Texas Tech this season. If they advance to the championship, waiting there could be one of three other teams to beat them this season in Kansas State, Baylor or Iowa State. The Red Raiders fifth loss came to Duke at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 20, 2018.

The first game of the Big 12 Tournament tips off on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. EST when the No. 9-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys (+8500) battle the No. 8-seeded TCU Horned Frogs (+2600) with games running through the championship, which tips off at 6 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 16. Texas Tech will have to wait until Thursday night at 7 p.m. EST to show off its status as the favorites to win the Big 12 Conference Tournament. 

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