The Big Ten Conference is strong, heading into the tournament with various ranked teams. There are some programs like Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Illinois that have the ability to make noise in the tournament.
There are six Big Ten basketball games on Sunday, which is great for bettors. All the games have decent betting value, but there are a few that stand above the rest. Whether you are looking to bet on Big Ten games or the entire slate, you have come to the right place.
Here are the best Big Ten basketball games to bet on Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Michigan vs #23 Ohio State
Michigan has been pesky this season. They are still without their head coach Juwan Howard.
Howard threw hands against Wisconsin, which caused him to be suspended for the remainder of the year. This has lit a spark in the Wolverines.
Michigan is not as skilled as Ohio State, but they are not a bad program. The team is 16-13 on the season, but they have struggled against the spread. This is critical to look at because you want to bet the Wolverines’ points if you believe in the team.
Ohio State should be too much at home for Michigan. They are 15-13 ATS this season, and this is thanks to E.J. Liddell.
Liddell is averaging 19.5 PPG and shooting 49.7% from the field. He has been one of the best forwards in the country this season.
Nebraska vs #10 Wisconsin
Wisconsin should enter the NCAA Tournament as one of the high seeds in their respective region. They are expected to be the favorite heading into the Big Ten tournament next weekend. The Badgers are ranked tenth in the country and have delivered all season.
The team is 24-5 and 15-4 in the conference. When betting on a game, you want to look at a team’s ATS record.
The Badgers have delivered in this category. They are 17-12 ATS, which is a very good record in this category.
Johnny Davis has been the star for the Badgers all year. He is only a sophomore but will likely be taken in the NBA Draft. He is averaging 20.3 PPG and 8.3 RPG.
This is almost a double-double in one of the best conferences in the country. My money is on the Badgers at home.
24 Iowa vs #20 Illinois
Iowa and Illinois will compete on Sunday. These are the only two teams in the conference that are both ranked and will face each other on Sunday to cap off the season. Illinois is the better team in the matchup, and they are at home.
However, when it comes to winning ATS, the Hawkeyes have been the team to beat. They are 18-12 ATS on the season.
They have been money for bettors all season. The way Iowa can cover is by eliminating Kofi Cockburn from the conversation in the paint.
The center is averaging 21 PPG and 10.5 RPG. He has been a near-guaranteed double-double for the team. I like Iowa to cover, and they are worthy of this prediction based on their strong ATS play.