Owing to having multiple teams on the bubble makes the Big 12 Tournament perhaps the most important of all this week. Co-favorites Kansas and Baylor are in the Big Dance for sure. But from there it gets quite murky. This means that the best way for a team to get its ticket punched is to show well in the Big 12 Tournament. Several candidates could offer excellent CBB Betting value in that endeavor. Namely Texas Tech, Texas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.
2020 Big 12 Conference Tournament
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 14, 2020|
|Location:||Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri|
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|CBB Betting odds at SBG:||Click Here|
#1 Kansas Jayhawks (27-3 SU, 18-12 ATS, 11-19 OU)
Above all the Jayhawks defense is on the elite level and an online wagering asset. KU ranks 10th in the country in points allowed. And, coach Bill Self’s team is hardly lacking on offense. Consider G Devon Dotson with a team-best 18.2 points per game. C Udoka Azubuike adds 13.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per outing. Most important of all Kansas is a proven money maker.
#4 Baylor Bears (26-3 SU, 18-11 ATS, 13-16 OU)
Along the same lines, the Bears bring a tough defense that makes for likely tournament success. Baylor ranks sixth in the nation for points allowed. On the board, the Bears have been one of the best bets in college basketball this season. Correlate the outstanding play of G Jared Butler with 15.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per outing.
Texas Longhorns (19-11 SU, 14-16 ATS, 13-17 OU)
Commencing with seven CBB Betting payouts in their last 10 games is a Longhorns renaissance. Coach Shaka Smart was considered a dead man coaching one month ago. Now he is celebrated for jumpstarting Texas towards the Big Dance. Texas brings an excellent 23rd ranked defense and is a dreadful 323rd in scoring. Smart has got to push the Horns to a deep tournament run to earn dance shoes.
Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-12 SU, 14-16 ATS, 17-12 OU)
Coach Chris Beard reached elite status after last year’s birth in the national championship game. Like the rest of the top Big 12 teams, Tech brings stout defense. But inconsistency has plagued the Red Raiders on the board. Still, the Red Raiders have national street cred and are almost certain to make the Big Dance.
West Virginia Mountaineers (20-10 SU, 15-15 ATS, 8-21 OU)
Following a strong start coach Bob Huggins Mounties are in free fall. WVU got the money just twice in their last eight matchups. The nation’s 212th scoring offense offsets an elite 20th ranked defense. Owing to that lack of offense is the peril of a must-win Big 12 tournament to save a March Madness bid.
Oklahoma Sooners (18-12 SU, 13-17 ATS, 12-17 OU)
Coach Lon Krueger’s OU team has been a weak wagering value for, 2019-20. Additionally, they are not as good defensively as the rest of the top Big 12 teams. It follows that the Sooners offense, once prolific, is now ranked only 219th in the country. Oklahoma has dropped four of their last six to the spread. However, F Kristian Doolittle can change games with 14.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per tilt.
Big 12 Tournament CBB Bets pick: Texas Longhorns