Big 12 Tournament Odds, Betting Lines & Predictions 2023: Kansas Favored To Repeat But Don’t Overlook TCU

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The Big 12 Tournament odds at sportsbooks have adjusted now that the tournament is down to four teams. So far, there have not been too many surprises. Kansas and Texas should have easily beaten whoever they faced in the quarterfinals– and they did. Sportsbooks listed Baylor as the favorite against Iowa State, but the Bears lost to the Cyclones twice during the regular season.

Despite being the lower-ranked team, sportsbooks favored TCU against Kansas State (who they easily beat).

Kansas won the regular season and is a heavy favorite to win the tournament, but history does not favor the Jayhawks despite being the betting chalk. So, if not them, then who?

Here, we look at Big 12 tournament odds, game betting lines, and a prediction.

Odds To Win 2023 Big 12 Tournament

Here are Big-12 tournament title odds from DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers, and Caesars for all teams:

TeamDraftKingsFanDuelBetRiversCaesars:
Promo Code TODAYFULL
Kansas+125+125-106+125
Texas+210+240+250+220
Iowa State+600+500+550+400
TCU+500+330+400+575

Big-12 Tournament Betting Lines

The Big 12 Tournament begins Wednesday, March 8, at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The first round (West Virginia-Texas Tech and Oklahoma State-Oklahoma) takes place Wednesday, with the quarterfinals to follow Thursday, semi-finals Friday, and the championship game Saturday.

Games will be listed here as spreads, totals, and moneylines are posted at sportsbooks.

Betting Favorites to Win Big-12 Tournament

Conference tournaments are not about who played the best during the regular season but who can play the best right now. That is why the team favored heading into the tournament is often not the one still standing at the end.

However, that doesn’t mean you should roll the dice on a long shot, and with how the tournament has played out, betting on a long shot would not have been a good idea.

Big 12 tournament odds will vary from book to book, so be sure to shop around different sportsbooks to get the best odds for your team.

Kansas +125 (DraftKings)

The Jayhawks have taken care of business, so far, just like they were expected to. However, Iowa State will pose a bit of a challenge in the semis Friday night. The two teams split their season series, each winning on their home court. However, Kansas won their game by just two points, 62-60, while Iowa State won by 15, 68-53.

The Cyclones are a 4.5-point underdog in their semi-final game Friday night. If Kansas gets the win tonight, they will likely be the favorite in the title game against Texas or TCU. They went 1-1 against both teams.

Texas +250 (BetRivers)

Momentum can go a long way in tournament formats, and Texas certainly has that after their win over Kansas in the regular season finale and over Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals. However, they are far from a lock to meet Kansas in the tournament finals.

While they are favored against TCU in the semi-finals, the spread ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 points. So, much like their two regular season games, this one is expected to be a good one (both won on their homecourts; Texas by four, 79-75, and TCU by two. 75-73.

TCU +575 (Caesars)

The Horned Frogs have been at their best this season with Mike Miles Jr. in the lineup, and that was certainly true against K-State. However, they can’t count on him to lead the team past Texas; the Longhorns held him to 16 points in Austin and just a point in Forth Worth (when they won by two).

If they make it past Texas, they are capable of beating Kansas. They crushed the Jayhawks in Lawrence back in January, 83-60. But they lost to Kansas in the February rematch in Forth Worth, 63-58.

Iowa State +600 (DraftKings)

Iowa State will have their hands full against Kansas, but they did beat the Jayhawks this year (68-53 at home) and only lost by two when they played in Lawrence, 62-60. If they have their pick of opponents in the finals, they’ll probably want TCU; they beat the Horned Frogs twice this season, 69-67 and 70-59.

Their defense is one of the better ones in the country (No. 16) and easily the best in the Big 12. They’ll need to ride that defense against Kansas and against whoever they may face in the finals to win the tournament.

Kansas may be favored to win the Big 12 tournament, but bettors may not want to overlook TCU. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Big-12 Tournament Prediction

If you haven’t already bet on Kansas, you may want to do so before tip-off tonight. If they beat Iowa State (as expected), their odds will likely become minus at every sportsbook. So, jump on the +125 while you can. That is, if you want to get behind the Jayhawks.

Texas isn’t a bad bet, either. But with a tough one tonight against TCU, if you haven’t already bet on the Longhorns—wait. Yes, their odds will go down if they win, but there is a genuine possibility the Horned Frogs will eliminate them.

However, if you are okay with the risk, put a little down on Iowa State or TCU. You can still win a decent payout at their current odds without making a substantial wager. Both could certainly make it to the finals and win it all. But if you only want to roll the dice on one, go with TCU over Iowa State.

Also read: Pac-12 Tournament odds | ACC Tournament odds | Big Ten Tournament odds | SEC Tournament odds

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