What are the Terps' odds of winning the Big Ten tournament?

Maryland enters this week's Big Ten men's basketball tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the Terps don't have the second-best odds to win it.

Wisconsin is predictably the overwhelming favorite, but betting site Bovada.lv has Ohio State as the second choice, and Maryland and Michigan State tied for third (at 7-1 at the time of this posting).


TeamRankings.com, which runs computer simulations to put a percentage on each team's chance of winning the conference title, is even more convinced that Maryland won't cut down the nets at United Center on Sunday afternoon.

That website says there's only a six percent chance that the Terps earn the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Wisconsin (51 percent chance), Ohio State (17 percent) and Michigan State (10 percent) are all given a better chance based on that projection. Iowa also has a six percent chance of winning.

The Terps open play in the conference tournament Friday at 6:30 p.m. against either Indiana or Northwestern.

Here's a look at the Bovada odds for each team in the league:

Wisconsin 10-11

Ohio State 9-2

Maryland 7-1

Michigan State 7-1

Iowa 9-1

Purdue 14-1

Illinois 16-1

Indiana 20-1

Minnesota 33-1

Michigan 66-1


Nebraska 200-1

Northwestern 200-1

Penn State 200-1

Rutgers 500-1

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