Vegas releases updated National Championship odds for 2021 March Madness
The Big Ten basketball season is reaching a crucial point where teams begin to separate. Those with a clear trajectory to the NCAA Tournament begin to build their resumes to join in the madness.
Recent odds release by Circa Sports give a clear sense of where the bookmakers rank the Big Ten’s teams ahead of the tournament and their odds to win the national title.
No. 5 Iowa (11-2) and No. 7 Michigan (11-0) are the clear-cut favorites and are currently the two highest ranked Big Ten teams. They are followed by No. 14 Illinois (9-4), No. 9 Wisconsin (11-3), Michigan State (8-4) and then Rutgers (7-5).
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Curiously, No. 21 Ohio State (10-3) have longer odds than several unranked teams such as Michigan State and Rutgers.
Here are the odds according to Circa Sports
- Iowa: +1100
- Michigan +1100
- Illinois: +1350
- Wisconsin: +3200
- Michigan State: +3200
- Rutgers: +5500
- Purdue: +6500
- Indiana: +6500
- Ohio State: +6500
- Minnesota: +9000
- Penn State: +11000
- Northwestern: +20000
- Maryland: +20000
(Note: Nebraska was not listed by Circa Sports)