With March Madness officially underway we take a look at the Odds to win the 2012 Big 12 Tournament with Kansas favored to win it all at 5/6. The remaining teams in order based on the betting odds picked to win the Big 12 are Missouri 7/4, Baylor 7/1, Kansas State 11/1, Iowa State 12/1, Texas 14/1, Oklahoma State 100/1, Oklahoma 200/1, Texas A&M 250/1 and Texas Tech 300/1.
MY PICK - Missouri-LONGSHOT - Kansas State 11 to 1
Texas MUST WIN tomorrow against Iowa State to even sniff an NCAA Tourney Bid...ISU laying around 1 point there. Some very interesting games upcoming on Thursday - I will be there in person to watch it unfold and cash some tickets from it.
Bear in Mind the Power ratings are not the all knowing answer in Tourney Action for ANY team, Big 12 Conference or otherwise. Look no further than the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney for that explanation. There are many intangibles you have to consider as most all conference teams have played twice already. Conference Tourneys are a totally different animal to handicap.
March 3rd Power Ratings - Big 12 Conference - Tony George
Missouri - 98
Kansas State - 93 TIE
Iowa State 93 TIE
Texas - 90
Oklahoma St- 87
Oklahoma - 83
Texas AM- 81
Texas Tech- 79
You can add 1 to 2 points to either Missouri or Kansas in this tourney for home court. Played at the Sprint Center in downtown KC, and both teams have a strong fan base in house for all their games, big time!
Free Picks: Baylor vs Kansas State Betting: Baylor's athleticism versus Kansas States defensive style and Baylor flying under the radar plus other factors college basketball bettors need to know about Baylor vs Kansas State (Thursday, March 8, 2012) from Pregame.com - Including predictions from Scott Spreitzer and analysis from host Marco D'Angelo.