The 2018 Big 12 Conference Championship Odds: What’s the best bet, who’ll win, and what are the best values?
The latest Big 12 Conference Championship Odds are out from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. Who’ll win, what’s the best long shot and what’s the best value?
West Virginia 6/1
Oklahoma State 8/1
Iowa State 25/1
Kansas State 30/1
Texas Tech 40/1
The Right Play
TCU: Oklahoma is the easy favorite at 4/5, but the Horned Frogs at 6/1 get stronger odds considering they’re more than good enough to make it to the Big 12 Championship for the second year in a row. They get Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State and Oklahoma State in Fort Worth in the regular season.
The Best Value
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys couldn’t get to the Big 12 Championship with Mason Rudolph and James Washington, so why will it happen now? The defense won’t be bad, RB Justice Hill and the offense will still be terrific, and the explosion will still be there. It’s an issue to go on the road to face Kansas State, Oklahoma and TCU, but the team is strong enough to potentially get into the top two. At 8/1, the payoff might be there.
Stay Away From …
Texas: This is still a rebuilding team that doesn’t have the playmakers, the sure-thing star quarterback, or the veterans in the secondary. This is a good team, but having to go to Kansas State and Oklahoma State is a problem, and even dealing with Texas Tech – even in a revenge game – on the road is a concern. At 5/2, the Longhorns don’t have the value.
The Top Longshot
Kansas State: Love, love, LOVE the flier on the Wildcats at 30/1. With a veteran offense with a strong backfield and good potential explosion, and with the always strong defense, they have the make-up to at least get to the Big 12 Championship. At that point, you hope for the roll of the dice to come up correctly. They have to go to West Virginia, Oklahoma and TCU, and they’re not going to finish the regular season on top, but they have the makeup to get into the final two.
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