The Big 12 Tournament started on Wednesday, March 11. Both Kansas State and Oklahoma State moved to the second round. Oklahoma State takes on Kansas while K-State battles Baylor. Do those dogs have any shot in the College Basketball Odds ? What about Kansas and Baylor? Are the Jayhawks and Bears destined for a Big 12 Conference Championship showdown? Check out a preview of the 2020 Big 12 Conference Tournament for this 2020 March Madness!
2020 Big 12 Conference Championship Odds
- When: March 11 – March 14
- Where: Spring Center, Kansas City, MO
- TV: ESPN / ESPN 2 / ESPN U
- Live Stream: ESPN+
2020 Big 12 Conference Tournament Odds
- Kansas -140
- Baylor +300
- West Virginia +850
- Texas Tech +650
- Oklahoma +1200
- Texas +2500
- Oklahoma State +6000
- TCU +10000
- Kansas State +20000
- Iowa State +15000
Which team between Kansas and Baylor has the best shot of taking the Big 12 Conference Tournament?
Although Baylor played great for most of the season, the Bears were #1 for more weeks than any other team, Kansas turned it on late. The Jayhawks beat Baylor 64-61 on Feb. 22. That sent Rock Chalk to number-1 in the nation. Kansas hasn’t looked back.
The bottom line here is that Kansas is one of the few “complete” teams in college basketball. The Jayhawks average 74.6 points per on offense. They allow 60.7 points per on defense. No squad heads into the postseason as hot as the Kansas Jayhawks.
Even though the odds difference is significant, Kansas remains the play over Baylor.
Which team between West Virginia and Texas Tech should college hoops handicappers back to win the Big 12 Tourney?
Texas Tech might be the better team. Kansas beat the Red Raiders by just 4 points in T-Tech’s final regular-season game. But the Mountaineers got a reprieve because they are in Baylor’s bracket, not Rock Chalk’s.
The Jayhawks should knock Tech out in the semifinals on Friday. That makes West Virginia the better play.
Can Oklahoma or Texas win the Big 12 Tournament?
Oklahoma has an outside shot. Texas doesn’t. It comes down to which team potentially faces Baylor and which team potentially faces Kansas. The Sooners are in Baylor’s bracket. That makes them a possible upset play to win the Big 12 Tournament.
Why back teams in Baylor’s bracket over those in Kansas’? First, it should be difficult for any team to beat the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas has won 16 straight. Second, while Kansas dominated after Jan. 14, Baylor fell apart in the final 2 weeks of the season.
The Bears lost 3-of-5: 61-64 to Kansas, 72-75 to TCU, and 64-76 to West Virginia. If you want to back an underdog, back a dog in Baylor’s bracket. That’s Oklahoma, West Virginia, or Kansas State.