Conference NCAA Basketball Tournament Betting Gets Underway

There will be a ton of eyes on the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament this week, with undefeated Wichita State a big favorite on the college basketball odds at the online sportsbooks to cut down the nets in St. Louis.

The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, known as Arch Madness around St. Louis, gets going on Thursday, with the championship game slated for Sunday.

The Shockers are -400 favorites to win the conference tournament at 5Dimes. Top seed Wichita State will play the winner of the Drake vs. Evansville game on Friday. Wichita State (31-0, 18-0 MVC) is the first team to start the season 31-0 since the powerhouse UNLV team of the early 1990s. They are 21-6-1 against the spread, one of the most successful college basketball betting seasons in a long time.

Led by rising coaching star Gregg Marshall, the Shockers went on a Cinderella run to the Final Four last year. During an exacerbation deltasone online or as maintenance therapy in some cases. This year, they won’t be considered underdogs when they arrive at the NCAA Tournament, but first they must deal with some conference foes dying to pull off an upset.

No. 2 seed Indiana State is listed at +900. The Sycamores will face the Bradley vs. Loyola Chicago winner on Thursday. No. 3 seed Northern Iowa is listed at +600, and opens Missouri Valley Conference Tournament betting action against Southern Illinois on Thursday.

Missouri State, at +2200, is a team to watch. Wichita State hammered the Bears, 68-45, on Saturday to cap off a perfect undefeated season, but Missouri State took the Shockers to overtime in their first meeting before falling 72-69.

The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is only one of several conference tournaments that get going this week. Mercer is the -160 favorite at 5Dimes to win the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Green Bay is favored in the Horizon League at -210. Coastal Carolina is the +280 favorite in the Big South, but only slightly over +315 Charleston Southern.

Boston University is favored in the Patriot League at -115, while Belmont is favored to win the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at +110. Gonzaga is the -115 favorite at 5Dimes to win the West Coast Conference Tournament over BYU (+230).