The top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks may have been the best team in the Big 12 for the entire regular season, but Bill Self’s ballclub will undoubtedly face its share of challenges in the upcoming Big 12 conference tournament.
Will one of the other nationally-ranked title hopefuls like West Virginia or Baylor be able to pull off the conference upset or will it be an even longer shot like the Iowa State Cyclones?
Let’s find out now where the value lies in the quickly approaching Big 12 conference tournament. Click here for more NCAA Conference Championship picks.
Big 12 Tournament Odds
March 8-11, 2017 @ Kansas City, MO
- KANSAS Even Money
- WEST VIRGINIA 9/5
- BAYLOR 4/1
- IOWA ST 8/1
- OKLAHOMA ST 10/1
- KANSAS ST 30/1
- TEXAS TECH 50/1
- TCU 80/1
- OKLAHOMA 60/1
- TEXAS 100/1
The Favorite To Win The 2017 Big 12 Championship: Kansas – Even
The Jayhawks (28-3, 16-2) will hit their conference tournament riding an impressive eight-game winning streak that includes wins over both, West Virginia and Baylor. Kansas ranks a stellar 18th in scoring (82.7 ppg), but the Jayhawks also rank an unimpressive 176th in points allowed (72.0 ppg) and have just three players that averaged double figures in scoring.
The Smart Bet To Win The 2017 Big 12 Championship: Iowa State
Iowa State had their six-game winning streak snapped in their regular season finale against West Virginia but the Cyclones have recorded quality wins over Baylor and was the last team to beat No. 1 Kansas. Iowa State ranks 31st in scoring nationally (80.4 ppg) and the Cyclones have a trio of players that all average at least 14.4 points per game.
The Value Pick To Win The 2017 Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State (20-11, 9-9) lost their final two games of the regular season but they won their previous five games and seven of their previous eight games overall while beating West Virginia and narrowly falling against both, Baylor and Kansas. The Cowboys rank a stellar ninth in scoring nationally (85.6 ppg) and they have an elite backcourt in Jawun Evans (18.7 ppg) and Jeffrey Carroll (17.3 ppg).
The Longshot Pick To Win The 2017 Big 12 Championship: Kansas State
Despite being offensively-challenged, the K-State Wildcats are ranked a fantastic 61st in points allowed (67.5 ppg) and have recorded wins against nationally-ranked rivals, West Virginia, Baylor, not to mention a two-point loss against Kansas on Jan. 3.