Here's updated betting lines for every B1G game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
The NCAA Tournament gets underway this week, with Michigan State getting things started for the Big Ten on Thursday night in a First Four matchup.
The Field of 64 will get going on Friday, with first round games concluding by Saturday evening.
The Big Ten will have at least eight teams playing on Friday and Saturday, and potentially a ninth depending on what happens with the Spartans vs. UCLA in the First Four.
Game lines have been out since the bracket was revealed on Sunday, but there’s already been some movement in the market.
Six Big Ten teams are favored in their opening games, according to lines from Draft Kings. When Michigan’s first round opponent is known, that number will become seven.
Here’s where things stand for every Big Ten first round game as of Wednesday evening:
Thursday, March 17
No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 11 Michigan State (-2)
Friday, March 18
No. 16 Drexel vs. No. 1 Illinois (-22.5)
No. 15 Oral Roberts vs. No. 2 Ohio State (-15.5)
No. 9 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 North Carolina (-2)
No. 13 North Texas vs. No. 4 Purdue (-7.5)
No. 10 Rutgers vs. No. 7 Clemson (+1)
Saturday, March 19
No. 15 Grand Canyon vs. No. 2 Iowa (-15)
No. 10 Maryland vs. No. 7 UConn (-2.5)
No. 16 Mt. St. Mary’s OR Texas Southern vs. No. 1 Michigan (No line yet)