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Big Ten Conference Basketball Betting Preview: Top 5 Teams

The NCAA college basketball betting season is about to start. So this is the perfect moment to analyze which are the best current five teams at the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the USA, the Big Ten.

Here’s our list, starting from with number one, the Spartans.

1-Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans are the winningest team at the Big Ten with six titles. The last one obtained early this year. This team feels ready for another shot at a brand new conference title as they still count with reigning Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston, in what can likely be his last college year.

The team will also count on Aaron Henry, who showed a lot of promised last season as a freshman. This year he’s probably going to be assuming a more permanent role in the plans of coach Tom Izzo.

The Spartans also suffered some significant offseason losses as Kenny Goins, and Nick Ward both departed to the NBA. Kyle Ahrens is ready to assume a starting position in the team.

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2-Maryland Terrapins

The most critical loss for the Terrapins for this upcoming season is Bruno Fernando, who entered the NBA draft, and is now part of the Atlanta Hawks roster. This, however, doesn’t seem to be a big problem as they have the services of another big man that’s ready to take over for Fernando in Jalen Smith. This 6-foot-10 sophomore averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.

And, although he’s expected to become the top player for Maryland this year, he still needs to improve his three-pointers if he genuinely wants to become an essential piece for the Terrapins.

Anthony Cowan Jr. is another top asset for Maryland. He averaged 15.6 points last season, and if he wants to help this team a lot more, he’ll need to work on his shooting percentage from the field (39% last year).

Maryland is +600 to win the Big Ten Division. Register now to place your bets.

3-Purdue Boilermakers

Sure, Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline, their top two scorers last season, are gone to the NBA. But the Boilermakers are still one of the best teams in the Big Ten Conference.

The reason is that the departure of the aforementioned big stars can open up some space for other top players such as Nojel Eastern and Eric Hunter to step up and take over as the big men at Purdue.

Doubtlessly, Eastern is one of the best defenders in the conference, and Hunter has also shown that he has the potential to become an essential asset for this team.

Of course, we can’t forget about Aaron Wheeler, a player that meant a lot for this squad last year, almost giving them the chance to make it to the Final Four.

Purdue is +600 to win the Big Ten Division. Register now to place your bets.

4-Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes are entering this season with big expectations, and also with new faces. Chris Holtman counts with some of the best recruits in college, including guard DJ Carton, and forward EJ Liddell. Liddell is expected to be one of the starters for the team, along with the Wesson brothers, newly arrived CJ Walker and Luther Muhammad.

Indeed, this is one of the most talented rosters for the Buckeyes since Holtman arrived, and they are expected to give a lot of trouble to most teams.

Ohio State is +800 to win the Big Ten Division. Register now to place your bets.

5-Illinois Fighting Illini

On paper, this team should have performed better than their 7-13 conference record last season. The reason is that they had players that averaged more than 12 points per match, including Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Trent Frazier, and Ayo Dosunmu. But for some reason, their defense underperformed, turning the ball more than any other squad in the nation.

The good news is that all the three guys above are back for this upcoming season. So, if they’re able to defend better, watch out for this team.

Illinois is +2000 to win the Big Ten Division. Register now to place your bets.

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