Basketball futures in Vegas have the Hoosiers squarely in the middle of the Big Ten when stacking the league for the best odds to win the Big Ten. Indiana is tied with three other teams in the Big Ten (Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) with 100/1 odds to win the 2020 NCAA National Championship.
Vegas Insider’s College Basketball Future Odds
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- Michigan State (6/1)
- Maryland Terrapins (20/1)
- Ohio State Buckeyes (30/1)
- Michigan Wolverines (50/1)
- Purdue Boilermakers (60/1)
- Iowa Hawkeyes (60/1)
- Illinois Fighting Illini (100/1)
- Indiana Hoosiers (100/1)
- Minnesota Golden Gophers (100/1)
- Wisconsin Badgers (100/1)
- Penn State Nittany Lions (300/1)
- Nebraska Cornhuskers (300/1)
- Northwestern Wildcats (500/1)
- Rutgers Scarlet Knights (500/1)
Michigan State leads all schools in the Big Ten in their own league. They are speculated to have the best chances win the national tournament among Big Ten schools, they are actually the current leaders across all of NCAA Division 1 basketball. Kentucky (7/1), Kansas (10/1), Duke (12/1), Memphis (14/1), North Carolina (16/1), Louisville (18/1), Villanova (20/1), Virginia (20/1), Florida (20/1), and Maryland (20/1) round out the top 11 in the nation.
Tier 2 in the Big Ten currently includes Maryland (tied for eighth best odds) and Ohio State (tied for 14th best odds). Although both players have lost an important critical big, both schools return significant players and add impressive recruiting classes for the 2019-2020 season.
The third tier according to Vegas has the likes of Michigan, Purdue, and Iowa. All three teams were tournament teams last year, but they have lost critical components including Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and Michigan’s head coach John Beilein.
Finally in the fourth tier, the Hoosiers sit alongside Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota at 100/1 odds to win the 2020 national title. All four of these teams have a lot of questions to answer. Despite making it to the tournament last year, will Wisconsin and Minnesota have enough firepower after graduating two important seniors in Ethan Happ and Jordan Murphy? Have the Hoosiers or the Illini added to the roster sufficiently to change the outcomes from last season?
Finally in the fifth and bottom tier of the Big Ten, Penn State, Rutgers, Northwestern, and Nebraska round out the league with odds of 300/1 or worse. The most interesting team will be Nebraska in this group, given the hiring of former Chicago Bulls head coach and former Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.