2024 Conference Tournament Odds and Picks

2024 Conference Tournament Odds and Picks

It’s conference tournament time and there’s nothing better until the NCAA Tournament starts. Let’s start with the favorites to win the early conference tournaments and our best value to win as we won’t go with huge chalk.

(Picks from Ben Hayes)

(odds from Draft Kings)

Odds to Win the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament

Favorite: Eastern Kentucky +150

Ben’s Pick: Austin Peay

The Governors have won seven of their last eight games. That includes a win over Eastern Kentucky at home. They are a team that is on fire and loves to push the ball. They’ve also gone OVER in eight straight games so keep that in mind.

Odds to Win the Big South Conference Tournament

Favorite: High Point -120

Ben’s Pick: UNC Asheville +350

High Point is the heavy favorite, but Asheville beat them at home on Feb. 7 and lost to them by just five points on the road. They won six of their last eight games. Drew Pember (6-11, 220), who started his career at Tennessee, leads the Bulldogs with 20.4 points and 7.9 rebounds.

Odds to Win the Horizon League Conference Tournament

Favorite: Youngstown State +195

Ben’s Pick: Oakland +240

Oakland has beaten Youngstown State twice and ended the season winning four of five games. Forward Trey Townsend put up 16.6 points per game, 7.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He’s one of the best players in the league and is unselfish which is rare.

Odds to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

Favorite: Indiana State +170

Ben’s Pick: Indiana State +175

Ok, going chalk with this one, but how can I go against Cream Abdul-Jabbar? Six-foot-10 Robbie Avila has the greatest nickname in college hoops, but he’s also a very good player (17.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 3.9apg) and passer from the post.

Odds to win the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament

Favorite: Morehead State +100

Ben’s Pick: Tennessee-Martin

The Skylarks are red-hot, having won seven straight games SU and ATS. They also split with Morehead State and Little Rock, the other top teams in the OVC.

Odds to win the Patriot League Tournament.

Favorite: Colgate -250

Ben’s Pick: American +750

American beat Colgate on the road and lost to them earlier in the season at home. They also have one of the best players in the league in 6-9 Matt Rogers, who averages 16.45 points and has averaged over 20 points in his last three games.

Odds to win the Southern Conference Tournament

Favorite: Samford +150

Ben’s Pick: UNC Greensboro +425

UNCG lost both games to Samford, but they were single digits and this is where I think it’s tough to be a good team three times. Mikeal Brown-Jones is a 6-8, 220-pound forward, who got his start at VCU and is now averaging 19.3 points and 7.6 rebounds this season.

Odds to win the Summit League Tournament

Favorite: South Dakota State +175

Ben’s Pick: Kansas City +650

The Roos have won six straight games including beating South Dakota on the road. This team is red-hot and their last on Feb. 8 was in overtime. Nobody is playing better in this league right now.

Odds to win Sun Belt Conference Tournament

Favorite: James Madison +120

Ben’s Pick: App State +180

JMU is the favorite, but App State is 26-5 with a 16-2 conference record. They are always 10-14 away from home and beat JMU twice. Kind of worried about beating a team three times in a season, but JMU could lose in the semifinals.

Odds to Win the West Coast Conference Tournament

Favorite: Gonzaga -115

Ben’s Pick: San Francisco +1200

Ok, this is normally a Gonzaga tournament and since they are going dancing, I could go with Saint Mary’s. But I know what the odds are for San Francisco, but this is a really good basketball team who went 11-5 in the WCC and 22-9 overall.

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Ben Hayes

Ben has been a sports writer for over 35 years, dabbling in college and pro basketball, college and pro football, baseball, college lacrosse, minor league baseball and even college gymnastics. He's also been involved in the gaming industry for nearly 30 years and has been looking to beat the books since he was 13! Ben has had great success in handicapping college football, the NFL, college basketball, the NBA and MLB for 27+ years. His Twitter handle is @BenHayesWAW