News - Latest - Entertainment
   Web        OGpaper portal          

Big 10 Tournament Final: Wisconsin big favorite against Illinois

Big 10 Tournament Final: Wisconsin big favorite against Illinois On Sunday afternoon is the Big 10 Tournament final game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Wisconsin Badgers. Along with the Georgia Bulldogs, the Illinois Fighting Illini are the other big upset in the NCAA conference tournaments. Illinois was the 10th seed of the Big 10 Tournament, but managed to work their way up the brackets, beating Penn State, Purdue and on Saturday Minnesota to reach the Championship game today. But today Illinois will have the favorite Big 10 team as their opponent - the No.1 seed Wisconsin and the Illini are looking at some serious underdog odds. At the online bookmaker BodogLife Illinois are listed with odds to win the Big 10 Tournament of +265, while the Wisconsin are comfortably holding favorite odds of -330. The point spread on the Big 10 Tournament final game is currently sitting at -7 points chalk the Badgers with the total posted at 112 points.

 Although everyone loves a good underdog story, the trends indicate that Wisconsin are on their way to win the Big 10 Championship. Wisconsin is the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 53.9 points per game and the Badgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Illinois. Meanwhile Illinois has won 5 of the last 6 games, but will have to play the Big 10 Tournament final without Brian Carlwell and Jamar Smith, while Wisconsin has no injuries to report.

 Published on 03/16/2008

Related News:

 SEC Tournament: Georgia Bulldogs big underdog against Arkansas
 Big 12 Tournament Final: Kansas big favorite for Championship




Copyright 2005 © . All rights reserved.