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2022 Big Ten Tournament Odds, Schedule, Bracket: Purdue, Illinois the Favorites, But Anybody’s Championship to Win

2022 Big Ten Tournament Odds, Schedule, Bracket: Purdue, Illinois the Favorites, But Anybody’s Championship to Win article feature image

The Big Ten Tournament is anyone’s to win — well, out of the top eight or nine teams, that is.

Still, that means the vast majority of the conference has a chance to knock off favorites Purdue and Illinois to take this title.

Wisconsin and Illinois are the conference’s regular season winners after a ridiculous last day of the regular season in which the Badgers lost by one to a cellar dweller Nebraska team.

Wisconsin comes into this contest No. 2 in seeding but No. 4 in the odds.

Purdue, Illinois and Iowa, respectively are all above them.

That’s because the Badgers are fifth overall in then conference, according to the advanced metrics.

The Boilermakers are the highest-ranked team in the conference at No. 13 overall, according to KenPom, but Iowa isn’t far behind at No. 14.

Illinois is ranked No. 18 in the country by KenPom, while Wisconsin comes in at No. 30 — three spots below Ohio State, which is +1000 to win the conference tournament.

2022 Big Ten Tournament Bracket

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2022 Big Ten Tournament Schedule

The first round, second round and quarterfinals will air on the Big Ten Network.

Meanwhile, the semifinals and final will air on CBS.

All times ET.

Game Time
No. 12 Nebraska vs. No. 13 Northwestern Wed., 3/9, 6 p.m.
No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 14 Minnesota Wed., 3/9, 8:30 p.m.
No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Indiana Thurs., 3/10, 11:30 a.m.
No. 5 Iowa vs. Game 1 winner Thurs., 3/10, 2 p.m.
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Maryland Thurs., 3/10, 6:30 p.m.
No. 6 Ohio State vs. Game 2 winner Thurs., 3/10, 9 p.m.
No. 1 Illinois vs. Game 3 winner Fri., 3/11, 11:30 a.m.
No. 4 Rutgers vs. Game 4 winner Fri., 3/11, 2 p.m.
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. Game 5 winner Fri., 3/11, 6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Purdue vs. Game 6 winner Fri., 3/11, 9 p.m.
Semifinal 1 Sat., 3/12, 1 p.m.
Semifinal 2 Sat., 3/12, 1:30 p.m.
Final Sun., 3/13, 3:30 p.m.

Pre-Tournament Odds

Team Odds
Purdue +220
Illinois +370
Iowa +370
Wisconsin +800
Ohio State +1000
Michigan +1200
Rutgers +1500
Michigan State +2500
Indiana +2500
Maryland +10000
Northwestern +15000
Penn State +20000
Nebraska +40000
Minnesota +50000

Past Winners

Year Winner
2000 Michigan State
2001 Iowa
2002 Ohio State
2003 Illinois
2004 Wisconsin
2005 Illinois
2006 Iowa
2007 Ohio State
2008 Wisconsin
2009 Purdue
2010 Ohio State
2011 Ohio State
2012 Michigan State
2013 Ohio State
2014 Michigan State
2015 Wisconsin
2016 Michigan State
2017 Michigan
2018 Michigan
2019 Michigan State
2020 N/A
2021 Michigan
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