Big West Tournament Odds: College Basketball Odds, Bracket

Written By Brett Gibbons on March 7, 2022
Big West Tournament odds

Another NCAA Tournament automatic bid is up for grabs in the Big West Tournament. UC Irvine (15-9, 9-5) is the first choice on a crowded futures board in a tournament that’s completely up for grabs. Below, we’ll look at Big West Tournament odds for 2022, the schedule, bracket, and more.

Big West Tournament odds

UC Irvine
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+280
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+325
UC Santa Barbara
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+410
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+450
Long Beach State
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+480
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+400
Hawaii
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+500
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+500
Cal State Fullerton
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+700
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+500
Cal Riverside
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+700
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+700
UC Davis
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+1400
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+1500
Cal State Bakersfield
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+5000
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+4000
Cal Poly
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+22000
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+10000
Cal State Northridge
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+27000
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+10000

Any Leg Up In A Wide-Open Field?

The Big West posted its bracket here. Big West Tournament odds show no clear favorite.

The entire conference had a rough go this season due to rashes of COVID-19 outbreaks. Most teams played 14 conference games, but UC Davis (12-10, 5-6) played just 11. With a smaller sample size and plenty of teams with similar records, this conference tournament is wide open according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

UC Irvine (+280) is the favorite and the board gets crowded after that. UC Santa Barbara (+410), Long Beach State (+480), and Hawaii (+500) are all shorter than 5-1; Cal State Fullerton (+700) and Cal Riverside (+700) make six teams shorter than 10-1. The favorite Anteaters are the highest-ranked team per KenPom at 120th, 35 spots ahead of conference-leading Long Beach State (18-11, 12-3). They’re led by a stout defense and controlled pace of play. UC Irvine is ninth nationally in scoring defense and 10th in defensive rating.

LBSU has led the way in standings, winning three of their last four Big West games. However, FD isn’t impressed by their lagging offensive and defense ratings (207th and 170th, respectively), pinning them third. Leading the Gouchos is junior guard Joel Murray, whose 16.2 points per game is second in the Big West. Murray’s scored 20 or more in three of his last four outings.

Big West Tournament Schedule

  • First Round: (8) Cal State Northridge vs. (9) Cal State Bakersfield, March 8, 9:00 p.m. ET; (7) UC Davis vs. (10) Cal Poly SLO, 11:30 p.m. ET
  • Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
  • Semifinals: Friday, March 11
  • Conference tournament final: Saturday, March 12, 11:30 p.m. ET

How To Watch The Big West Tournament

The Big West Tournament will be held at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada. The first three rounds can be watched on ESPN+ with the tournament final being broadcast on ESPN2.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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