Big 12 Basketball Tournament Odds: Baylor, Kansas Atop Board

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on March 6, 2022 - Last Updated on March 7, 2022
Big 12 basketball tournament odds

The Big 12 men’s basketball tournament begins March 9 and features one of the stronger fields we’ll be watching in advance of March Madness. Odds for the Big 12 basketball tournament say there are a couple of heavyweights and two more clear contenders.

How does the market price the various teams vying for the title in Kansas City?

Big 12 Basketball Tournament Odds

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2022 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Futures

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Tournament Notes

Link to the official Big 12 basketball tournament bracket. All games take place in Kansas City, Mo., which may help the nearby Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats draw some extra fans.

Speaking of Kansas, along with Baylor, they rate as the strongest team according to the tournament odds. FanDuel Sportsbook prices Baylor ever so slightly ahead of Kansas in opening odds, while DraftKings Sportsbook views them as equals. The teams finished with identical conference records and split their season series with each team winning at home. Kansas drew the higher seed for the tournament but doesn’t get any appreciable edge other than perhaps not having to face Oklahoma in the quarterfinal.

The clear second tier of contenders includes Texas Tech and Texas. Both boast top-15 rankings in KenPom’s numbers, meaning they are among the teams with real national title hopes. No other conference has four teams ranked so highly.

After that, there’s a rather distinct separation between the rest of the teams’ chances according to FanDuel and DraftKings. The latter posted significantly longer prices for most of the down-ballot teams, so be sure to line shop if you are planning to place a bet. KenPom doesn’t have any of the teams worse than 71st (West Virginia), so everyone would seem to have a shot here.

Big 12 Basketball Tournament Schedule

  • First round/play-in: March 9
  • Quarterfinals: March 10
  • Semifinals: March 11
  • Big 12 Championship: March 12

How To Watch

Those looking to devour every shred of televised college basketball can catch the opening round game between West Virginia and Kansas State on ESPNU. Following that, ESPN and ESPN2 will split the quarterfinal games, with the Kansas and Baylor games carried on the main network. You can catch the semifinals on either ESPN or ESPN2 (still TBD as of March 6), then the final on ESPN at 6 p.m. ET.

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Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and got back into sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball and basketball.

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