The Big Ten college basketball tournament tips off from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 10. Fans will be allowed with limited capacity of 8,000 attendees. That includes for the championship game starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 14.
Regular season champion Michigan is the top seed, followed by Illinois, Iowa and Purdue. Those four teams receive a bye into Friday's quarterfinals.
In the latest conference tournament odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Michigan Wolverines (+160) are the favorite to win the Big Ten tournament, followed by Illinois (+350), Iowa (+420) and Ohio State (+500). According to Kenpom.com, the Big Ten Conference ranks as the best in college basketball, and the wealth of depth and championship contenders makes the tournament one to watch.
Three Big Ten teams finished in the top 5 of the final AP rankings with Illinois (3) passing Michigan (4), and Iowa (5) cracking the top five. As many as nine Big Ten teams are either solidly in or on the verge of securing a place in the 68-team NCAA Tournament field.
Michigan finished 14-3 in Big Ten play and had three games cancelled during the pandemic. The Wolverines won the conference based on a better winning percentage than Illinois (16-4), who won 11 of their final 12 games including over Michigan, 76-53 on the road on March 2.
Live coverage of the Big Ten Tournament will be featured across the Big Ten Network for the first three rounds, which includes Friday's quarterfinals. Saturday's semifinals and the Big Ten championship game on Sunday will air on CBS.
Here are the FanDuel Sportsbook odds for all the teams to win the 2021 Big Ten basketball tournament.
Big Ten Basketball Odds to Win the Conference Tournament in 2021
1. Michigan (+160)
2. Illinois (+350)
3. Iowa (+420)
4. Ohio State (+500)
5. Purdue (+950)
6. Wisconsin (+1500)
7. Michigan State (+2000)
8. Maryland (+4000)
9. Rutgers (+6000)
10. Indiana (+7500)
11. Minnesota (+7500)
12. Penn State (+8500)
13. Northwestern (+15000)
14. Nebraska (+20000)
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