2019 Big Ten Conference Tournament

Big Ten Looks Wide Open for Vegas Lines NCAA Basketball Success

March 13th, 2019 NCAA Basketball, Offshore Betting

At the beginning of the Big Ten Conference basketball tournament is a list of teams that have a realistic shot at the title.  While the Michigan State Spartans and Purdue Boilermakers shared the regular season title there are other appealing candidates this week in Chicago.  The Michigan Wolverines are a potentially strong Vegas lines NCAA basketball pick after being a contender until the season’s final day.  And the plucky Wisconsin Badgers bring a stout defense fueled by supreme work ethic.  Additionally, the Maryland Terrapins impressed with vast improvement.  Fans of offense will love sharp shooting the Iowa Hawkeyes.

2019 Big Ten Conference Tournament

Date and Time:  March 13, 2019 through March 17, 2019

Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

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All Eyes on Michigan State

Michigan State was not only the co-champion of the Big Ten but is a bona fide Final Four contender.  Most important of all the Spartans were one of the most profitable teams with Vegas lines NCAA basketball.  Along the same lines Purdue was highly valuable on the board this year.  Yet gamblers overlooked them for bigger name brands such as Michigan.  Problematic for the Wolverines was an offense that was simply not up to par with the Spartans.  Similarly, Wisconsin boasts a strong defense that covered for an inconsistent offense.  Maryland used the defensive path for their turnaround season.

Spartan Stats

Michigan State beat the offshore betting sportsbook 22 out of 31 times on the season.  Additionally, the Spartans were one of the most complete teams on the board.  As an example, MSU ranked 37th in the nation for scoring offense and 45th for points allowed.  Big Ten player of the year Cassius Winston led with 19 points and 7.6 assists per game.


Quiet Purdue brought consistent board value all season.  To show the Boilermakers lost just 13 out of 31 games against the spread. Further, Purdue is in good form with three payouts in their last four games.  Carsen Edwards will be one of the top players on the court with 23.4 points per game.

Michigan and John Beilein

Michigan was also in the black for the season at 17-14 vs. the odds. Head coach John Beilein’s Wolverines are also showing strong value with six covers in their last nine games.  UM boasts the nation’s third ranked defense.  But offsetting that is an offense ranked 239th for scoring.  In view of that inconsistent offense did the Big Ten title fall from the Wolverines grasp.

Ethan Happ

Additionally, both Wisconsin and Maryland finished with regular season profits.  UW will boast one of the Big Ten’s top stars in senior forward Ethan Happ.  Consider Happ led the Badgers with 17.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.  In like manner Anthony Cowan Jr led the Terrapins with 15.9 points per game.

Matchup to Watch

On this occasion there are several quality choices for Vegas lines NCAA basketball. As a matter of fact, no conference boasts as many quality teams as the Big Ten.  Wisconsin brings the matchup advantage of quality defense and a marquee man with proven betting value.

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In this situation Ethan Happ and the nation’s ninth ranked defense make for a good combination.

2019 Big Ten Conference Basketball Tournament NCAA Betting Online Pick: Wisconsin Badgers

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