March Madness betting action will take place from Indianapolis and feature a March Madness gambling field with plenty of potential both up and down for the “Big Dance.” The top four teams in the Big Ten will likely be assured of having their March Madness betting tickets punched for the “Big Dance” regardless of what happens in Indianapolis.
Their March Madness gambling objective will be to improve their overall March Madness bet seedings. Purdue and Ohio State were the top two regular season teams in the Big Ten and make for strong March Madness betting candidates. Purdue has a March Madness betting record of 26-4 straight up but just 12-17-1 against the spread.
The Boilermakers enter March Madness betting in a massive tail spin with 5 consecutive failures against the spread as the season ending injury to forward Robbie Hummel has proved to be a devastating blow.
Still, many March Madness betting fans consider the Boilermakers deep and they may also bring additional board value with Hummel out as the public will be weary of taking them. Ohio State has a March Madness betting record of 24-7 straight up and 16-15 against the spread.
The Buckeyes closed with 5 payouts in their last 7 games to finish with strong momentum and a piece of the Big Ten title. Michigan State is the traditional March Madness betting favorite of the Big Ten and had a record of 23-7 straight up but just 11-18 against the spread as the Spartans faded badly down the stretch.
Wisconsin is one of the most consistent teams in the Big Ten and had a record of 22-7 straight up and 16-11 against the spread. On the bubble and in need of a strong showing in the Big Ten Tournament are Illinois and Minnesota. Both teams showed occasional signs of life and merit but lacked the consistency to be considered “shoe ins.”
Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, Indiana, and Penn State round out the field with Northwestern being the best of the longshots at 19-12 straight up and 17-9 against the spread.