Vegas releases betting odds for first 4 games of B1G Tournament
Betting lines have been released for the first four games of the 2021 Big Ten Tournament.
Here’s a breakdown of where things currently stand (lines via The Action Network).
Minnesota vs. Northwestern (-1)
Nebraska vs. Penn State (-6.5)
Michigan State vs. Maryland (-1.5)
Indiana vs. Rutgers (-2)
Three of the first four games are expected to come down to the final possession, with Nebraska-Penn State being the lone exception. The Huskers went 3-16 in Big Ten play this season and have struggled to remain competitive.
Minnesota and Northwestern are both on the outside-looking-in of the NCAA Tournament bubble. The Wildcats would likely need to win the whole tournament in order to make the Big Dance.
Michigan State and Maryland are both currently on the right side of the bubble, but neither team is completely safe. Particularly the Terps, who have struggled mightily down the stretch.
Indiana also ended the year on a bad note, and will need to go on a run in the Big Ten Tournament in order to earn serious consideration for the field of 68. Rutgers is expected to be in the NCAA Tournament regardless.
There will be two additional games on Thursday: Michigan vs. the Michigan State-Maryland winner and Illinois vs. the Indiana-Rutgers winner. Those lines should be available late Wednesday night or Thursday morning.