NASCAR QuikTrip 500 Betting Tips

by WagerHome Blog on June 4, 2020

Without fans in the stands, it might not feel exactly like live racing, but give NASCAR credit for the effort. At this Sunday’s QuikTrip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR fans will experience a first – a virtual tailgate party.

Beginning at 1:45 pm Eastern, and taking fans up to the 3 pm race, fans will enjoy live music, interviews with drivers, and behind-the-scenes tours. The race is always one of the more patriotic on the schedule because of its affiliation with Folds of Honor – a non-profit charity that provides educational scholarships to the family members of fallen service members. It will also have a military flyover before it starts.

May Results

As we look ahead to the odds and suggested bets for the QuikTrip 500, it’s always a good idea to take a look back. And doing that, it’s hard to ignore the good fortune that has struck Brad Keselowski.

A winner in extra time at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, NC, last weekend, he took the checkered flag at the Supermarket Heroes 500 in Bristol after Joey Logano and Chase Elliott crashed with two laps to go.

Keselowski said of the victory, “We kind of got a Christmas present.” But you have to make your own luck too, and it was Keselowski who had himself in position to take advantage of the wreck, and it was Keselowski who held off Clint Bowyer at the very end to take the win.

QuikTrip 500 Odds

They say it’s better to be lucky than good, but with a pair of wins in the last three Cup races, Keselowski has been both. He’s also won two of the last three runnings of this race.

But even after his successes, he is still only the fifth-most likely winner in Atlanta on Sunday. A good bet, perhaps?

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Here are the top 10 odds for the race:

  • Kevin Harvick +475
  • Chase Elliott +600
  • Martin Truex, Jr. +700
  • Kyle Busch +700
  • Brad Keselowski +850
  • Joey Logano +850
  • Alex Bowman +850
  • Denny Hamlin +1200
  • Ryan Blaney +1500
  • Jimmie Johnson +1800

A couple of notes about this group. The favorite, Harvick, is always in the mix in Atlanta, with 11 top 10 finishes and more than 100 laps at the front in six of his last eight races there. But, and this is an important but, he only has two career wins in 29 starts.

If you’re looking for more of a longshot, Johnson at +1800 has five career Atlanta wins and another four second-place finishes. And Johnson just finished third at Bristol last weekend, so he and his team are currently running well.

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Get In On The UFC 250 Betting Action

by WagerHome Blog on June 2, 2020

Hopefully you were prescient enough to put money down on Gilbert Burns last weekend in his UFC fight with Tyron Woodley. Burns’ dominating win over the former champion was a sight to see, and at +150, it was an awfully nice payday.

It’s also the kind of performance that could land Burns a title shot in the not too distant future.

Other underdogs that came away victorious last weekend were Brandon Royval (+135) and Katlyn Chookagian (+115), with the majority of the card being dominated by the favorites.

More Fighting at APEX

The smaller octagon at UFC APEX had an impact on last week’s fights, and it will again be the site for this coming weekend’s UFC 250, featuring Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer in the main event. This fight was originally supposed to take place in Brazil in early May, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to wait an extra month.

Nunes is both the bantamweight and featherweight champion, and this will be her first defense of the featherweight title since she won it with a 51-second knocking of Cris Cyborg. On the flip side, when judging this fight, it’s worth noting that Spencer’s only loss came against Cyborg last summer.

The co-main event of the night is another fight that we’ve been waiting several weeks for. Former champ Cody Garbrandt and 37-year-old Brazilian Raphael Assuncao were originally scheduled to go at it in March before the fight was postponed by the pandemic.

UFC 250 Full Fight Card

Preliminary Card

Evan Dunham (+180) vs. Herbert Burns (-250)

Alonzo Menifield (-240) vs. Devin Clark (+185)

Alex Perez (-137) vs. Jussier Formiga (+110)

Charles Byrd (-177) vs. Maki Pitolo (+138)

Cody Stamann (-250) vs. Brian Kelleher (+180)

Gerald Meerschaert (+100) vs. Ian Heinisch (-125)

Alex Caceres (+120) vs. Chase Hooper (-150)

Main Card

Eddie Wineland (+310) vs. Sean O’Malley (-435)

Neil Magny (-150) vs. Anthony Rocco Martin (+120)

Aljamain Sterling (-118) vs. Cory Sandhagen (-106)

Co-Main Event

Cody Garbrandt (-143) vs. Raphael Assuncao (+115)

Main Event

Amanda Nunes (-590) vs. Felicia Spencer (+450)

On the preliminary card, the Alex Perez-Jussier Formiga fight looks to be one of the best. Both flyweights are ranked in the top 10.

The Aljamain Sterling-Cory Sandhagen fight on the main card pits two top-5 bantamweights. Both men are fighting well – Sandhagen has won seven straight while Sterling has won six of seven – and the winner will be set up nicely for a title shot.

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As for the co-main event, Garbrandt is seen as the better fighter, but he hasn’t fought in nearly 15 months and hasn’t won since 2016. That makes a play on the plus money of Assuncao extra appealing.

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Big Weekend Of MMA Action Heats Up Betting

by WagerHome Blog on May 28, 2020

The UFC’s return to fighting has been a huge success. Fans are happy, the fights have been great, and MMA wagering has been plentiful.

Chances are you’ve been reaping the benefits of those wagers if you run your own bookmaking service. And your numbers are particularly high if you’ve partnered with a pay per head software provider like WagerHome.com.

If you’ve thought of beginning your own bookmaking business, or you’re already in business for yourself but looking for a jolt of revenue, get in while the getting is good. Your own customizable website, fully automated odds updates, individual client reports, and 24-hour customer support is all yours for just a small per head fee.

UFC Fight Night – May 30

It is not too late to sign up with a pay per head provider before this weekend’s UFC event, but it’s close. On Saturday, an 11-fight card takes over the Apex in Las Vegas, headlined by the welterweight showdown between former champion Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns.

Woodley is the favorite at -175, with the expectation that the fight goes until at least the fourth round. The over on 3.5 rounds is paying -133.

The complete schedule for Saturday:

  • Chris Gutierrez (-110) vs. Vince Morales (-110)
  • Casey Kenney (-275) vs. Louis Smolka (+230)
  • Tim Elliott (-162) vs. Brandon Royval (+135)
  • Jamahal Hill (-125) vs. Klidson Abreu (+105)
  • Daniel Rodriguez (-275) vs. Gabriel Green (+190)
  • Katlyn Chookagian (+115) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (-133)
  • Mackenzie Dern (-400) vs. Hannah Cifers (+320)
  • Brok Weaver (+250) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (-300)
  • Spike Carlyle (+120) vs. Billy Quarantillo (-137)
  • Blagoy Ivanov (-110) vs. Augusto Sakai (-110)
  • Tyron Woodley (-175) vs. Gilbert Burns (+150)

A couple of notes on the card to keep an eye on. Mackenzie Dern is making just her second appearance in the octagon since giving birth to a baby girl.

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Meanwhile, Daniel Rodriguez was supposed to fight Kevin Holland, who would have been making just a 14-day turnaround from his victory over Anthony Hernandez. Instead, Holland was replaced this week because of injury, and Rodriguez is now the heavy favorite to beat replacement fighter Gabriel Green. Green is making his UFC debut and hasn’t fought professionally since 2018.

Smaller Octagon

One big factor in this weekend’s fight card and how the bets will fall is the size of the cage at UFC Apex. Instead of the standard 30 feet, it’s just 25 feet, which means that with less space to move around, there will be more fighter on fighter interaction.

More fighting and less moving means that there is a higher likelihood of matches ending in finishes instead of decisions. More finishes and shorter fights means that round betting and method of victory wagers will be influenced, so take that into consideration.

It’s also worth noting that Woodley hasn’t recorded a KO since 2016. So if ever there was a chance for him to end that unlucky streak, Saturday night is it. For the record, a Woodley KO or TKO is currently paying +175.

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NASCAR Continues Its Busy Schedule with More Betting Action

by WagerHome Blog on May 19, 2020

Week 1 of the return of NASCAR finished almost exactly as the pre-race betting odds predicted. On Sunday, it was Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch who went off as the two race favorites, and it was Harvick finishing in first place while the other Busch, older brother Kurt, crossed the finish line in third.

As expected, with no practice and no qualifying, it was the most experienced teams that came out of top. And also as expected, everyone was thrilled to be back on the racetrack.

It was Harvick’s 50th career Cup win, and he said that while it was a great honor to win the race, it was a little strange taking the checkered flag to the silence of a fan-free grandstand.

Up Next: Coca-Cola 600

The two-month interruption to the season has not wiped away one of the marquee races of the year. This coming Sunday, on its originally scheduled day, the Coca-Cola 600 will be run. And for this race, because of its importance in the standings, there will be qualifying runs to determine the starting order.

Not surprisingly, the top names you would expect to see are jockeying for position at the head of the odds board.

  • Kyle Busch +400
  • Martin Truex, Jr. +600
  • Joey Logano +700
  • Kevin Harvick +700
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Denny Hamlin +1100
  • Alex Bowman +1200

Martin Truex was the champion of this event in 2019, his second victory in the Coca-Cola 600. Joey Logano finished second in 2019 in NASCAR’s longest race of the year.

Alex Bowman is an interesting bet here at +1200. At Darlington on Sunday, he finished in second place behind Harvick, and the 27-year-old does have a pair of top 10 finishes at Charlotte.

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Three Races in Seven Days – Twice

In an effort to run just as many races as originally scheduled, after the Coca-Cola 600 is run on May 24, there will be another Cup Series race at Charlotte on May 27, before everyone moves to Bristol for the Food City 500 on May 31.

Then the action moves to Atlanta on June 7. The Cup Series races at Martinsville on June 10 and again in Miami on June 14. Including the race that was just held at Darlington, that’s a total of seven NASCAR events in only 28 days.

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NASCAR, UFC Taking Center Stage Again In The Sports World

by WagerHome Blog on May 14, 2020

If you have ever considered moving your bookmaking operations to a pay per head software provider, now is the perfect time, with sports like UFC and NASCAR making some noise. The action is quiet, and your competition is lying dormant, waiting for things to happen.

You, on the other hand, can use pay per head software to make things happen and make the most of the opportunities for sports wagering that do still exist.

The UFC is fighting again, and NASCAR is set to race, and with WagerHome.com as a pay per head partner, there is money to be made.

UFC

After a very successful UFC 249 last week and a full card of fights on May 13, the MMA giant looks ahead to future events, with bouts currently on the schedule for May 16, May 23, and June 6. That June event – UFC 250 – features the rescheduled title fight between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer.

Nunes currently holds both the featherweight and bantamweight titles and is hoping to become the first fighter to ever defend her belt in two weight classes at the same time.

Nunes is the heavy favorite at -500 and enters the match with 10 straight wins. Alex Perez and Jussier Formiga have also been confirmed for a fight that night.

The main event on the fight card for May 16 is the heavyweight tilt between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris. Harris is the favorite at -155, while a bet on Overeem pays +130.

NASCAR

Racing returns to NASCAR on May 17, as 40 cars will take to the track at Darlington sans cheering spectators. The favorites are as expected, with both Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick at +550. Denny Hamlin is third at +650.

Other storylines to follow and interesting bets to make include Matt Kenseth making his first start since 2018. A bet on Kenseth pays +2800.

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Ryan Newman will be making his first start since a terrifying crash at Daytona left him hospitalized with a bruised brain. Newman is on the board at +10000.

With no practice before the race and no qualifying, the start order will be determined by current owner points. That means the top four starters will be Harvick, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, and Alex Bowman.

When the Coca-Cola 600 runs on May 24 in Charlotte, they will have qualifying runs to determine the start positions earlier that day.

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Betting NASCAR And Finding Ways To Profit

by WagerHome Blog on May 7, 2020

April was a live sports and sports betting wasteland, but May is shaping up to be a rebound. Korean baseball has begun; now that the NFL Draft is complete, futures bets in football are shaping up; and NASCAR is set to resume its season on May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

In fact, NASCAR has made a commitment to run the originally scheduled 36 races of the Cup Series and is going to be doubling up on races through May to make that happen.

There will be 400 miles raced on May 17, 310 miles on May 20 (also at Darlington), and then they will go to Charlotte for 600 miles on May 24 (the original date of the Coca-Cola 600) and 300 miles on May 27.

All of these races will be single-day events, meaning no practice sessions. And only the Coca-Cola 600 will feature qualifying. There will be no crowds in attendance, and pit stops will be conducted in a way that prevents large groups of people together in the garage.

Betting Implications

What this means for you, the independent bookmaker, is that, just as with the NFL Draft, fans desperate for sports wagering action are going to bet these races. They may very well bet the two races scheduled for the Xfinity Series and the race on May 26 in the Gander Truck Series.

So if you are one of those bookmakers who needs this action to get your sports season back on track, this is the perfect time to team up with a pay per head software provider like WagerHome.com.

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The Driver Effect on Odds

For now, NASCAR is only going to race within driving distance of Charlotte, where the majority of teams reside. So when it comes to drivers and teams that do best at the races in South Carolina and North Carolina, they have a decided advantage.

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Also, because of the restrictions on practice and qualifying, it will be the experienced teams that are going to thrive. No surprise that for the race on May 17, both Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are the favorites to win at +500.

Harvick is the current standings leader with a pair of top five finishes in the four races that were run prior to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Postseason Schedule and Betting

Another thing that NASCAR officials made clear is that they are hoping to keep the entire 10-race postseason schedule, beginning with the Southern 500 on Labor Day Weekend – also to be run at Darlington.

The postseason ends on Nov. 8 in Phoenix, and not surprisingly, right now, the odds-on favorite to finish at the top of the standings is Harvick at +450. Harvick has won nine previous races at Phoenix, which is the most ever.

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Will A Running Back Be Taken In The NFL Draft’s First Round?

by WagerHome Blog on April 14, 2020

There was a time that a great running back coming out of college was a sure thing to get drafted in the top five of the NFL Draft. Four years ago, Ezekiel Elliott was taken fourth overall by the Cowboys. Three years ago, it was Leonard Fournette that was taken fourth overall by Jacksonville. And two years ago, Saquon Barkley was selected second overall by the Giants.

But last year, the first running back didn’t come off the board until 24th when the Raiders selected Josh Jacobs. And the second running back wasn’t taken until the 21st pick of the second round.

While running backs seem to have fallen out of favor because of the evolution of NFL offenses, the NFL Draft prop bets on running backs remain quite interesting and potentially profitable.

First-Round Selections

Oddsmakers seem to think that we might have a replay of what happened last season. The line on the number of running backs taken in the first round sits at 0.5. The last time the first round ended without a running back being selected was 2014.

Most current mock drafts don’t have anyone taking a running back in the first round but keep an eye on the Chiefs. They pick 32nd, and if they have one weakness on offense, it’s at running back.

First Running Back Selected

None of these players are expected to go high, but that doesn’t mean the wagering on which running back will go first is any less interesting. The odds for the first back to come off the board are as follows.

  • D’Andre Swift -200
  • Jonathan Taylor +200
  • J.K. Dobbins +500
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire +2000
  • Cam Akers +5000
  • Zack Moss +5000

D’Andre Swift is excellent in the passing game, which puts him at the top of the NFL’s radar. Jonathan Taylor topped 2,000 yards last season but is less valuable catching balls out of the backfield.

J.K. Dobbins is also a 2,000-yard back and came up huge in big games for Ohio State, with 211 yards and 4 TDs against Michigan, 172 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game, and 174 yards against Clemson in the CFP Semifinal.

Running Back Draft Position

Swift is the heavy favorite to be the first running back taken, and oddsmakers have set the line on his draft position at 26.5. The over on that total pays -167, while the under is +135.

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The over/under on Wisconsin’s Taylor is 37.5, while Dobbins is listed at 49.5.

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Future Bets Rolling In For Upcoming NFL Draft

by WagerHome Blog on April 9, 2020

Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to go ahead with the NFL Draft, while controversial in some circles, is seen as welcome relief in others. Not only will it give the nation’s sports fans a glimpse into normalcy during these most unusual of times, but it’s giving the nation’s sports bettors something big to wager on.

Over the years, the NFL Draft has grown in stature as a televised sporting event, and the gambling dollars have followed. And this year more than most, that is especially true, as mock drafts, trade rumors, and future NFL stars dominate the sports world headlines and the action at sportsbooks.

Top NFL Draft Bets

Anyone who watched college football last year and has seen even a minute of pre-draft coverage knows that LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the huge favorite to come off the board first and be drafted by the Bengals. But from there, things are expected to get interesting.

Will Chase Young go No. 2, as is favored? Will his Ohio State teammate Jeff Okudah slide into that second spot? Or is No. 2 where Tua Tagovailoa will land? Currently, you can get +425 on Tua going with the second pick, with the lowest odds (+150) coming at pick No. 5, which is currently owned by the Miami Dolphins.

One of the most intriguing NFL Draft props is regarding wide receiver and which player from this great class of wideouts is expected to be drafted first. It’s a neck-and-neck race between Jerry Jeudy (-105) and CeeDee Lamb (+100). Henry Ruggs is currently at +200, or you can take the field and get +2000.

There is also expected to be an offensive player rush in the first round. Defensive prospects like Young, Okudah, Isaiah Simmons, and Derrick Brown all have shots at the top five, but overall you’ll only get -250 on there being more offensive picks in the first round, as compared to +170 for there being more defensive players coming off the board on night one.

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There are so many fun props, like which will have more players drafted in the first round, Alabama or the entire Big Ten? Offensive line vs. Defensive line? Clemson vs. Ohio State? The NFL Draft gets started on April 23, and the money is rolling in.

Pay Per Head Software for Bookmakers

On the outside, this may look like a challenging time to start your own bookmaking service. But with the NFL Draft approaching, simulated sports on the rise, and the popularity of eSports skyrocketing, this is actually a great time to partner with a pay per head software provider and launch your new business.

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And if you’re still not convinced, WagerHome.com gives you four weeks free to try it out – which will take you through the end of the month and the end of the NFL Draft.

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Offer eSports Wagering With Our Pay Per Head Service While Coronavirus Strikes

by WagerHome Blog on March 26, 2020

This is indeed an interesting time in the sports betting industry. Arenas sit empty. On what was supposed to be Opening Day this week for Major League Baseball, the start of the season is an unknown.

And the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the most exciting events for sports bettors across North America, is still at least two months away.

This is where WagerHome.com exceeds the other pay per head services out there. This is where you, as a bookmaking partner of WagerHome.com, are better positioned to not only survive the current pause in major sporting events but still remain profitable.

And that is because WagerHome.com has embraced the world of eSports, and put it front and center in the sports still competing that you can now offer your clients.

eSports is one of the fastest-growing sports around the world, and betting on eSports is growing just as fast. Leagues around the world, weekly tournaments, the ESL Pro League, which has gone worldwide with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. All of it is still happening, and all of it is available to wager.

Why Choose a Pay Per Head Software Service

You have a group of loyal clients who place their bets through you. But at some point, you need to offer them the convenience of online and mobile access to their accounts. They deserve the latest and most up to date odds. They require the ability to place bets at all hours of the day and for events taking place around the world.

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When you partner with a PPH software provider, all of the above is yours and at no extra work to you. A personalized website is included. A customer support team is there for your clients. Fast and reliable mobile access that allows your clients access to live wagering. A safe and secure means of handling the financial side of their accounts.

You wouldn’t be able to offer any of that as a one-person operation. But with PPH software, which costs just a nominal fee per person, all of it is yours, and all of it is your clients’.

Why WagerHome.com

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And while the industry figures out how to navigate through these previously uncharted times, and many other PPH sites are finding it easiest just to close, WagerHome.com remains open for business and committed to maintaining its partnership with you.

WagerHome believes in building long-term relationships with its partner bookmakers and finding ways to help them unlock new streams of revenue during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Betting on the Big Ten Tournament May Be a Wild Ride in 2020

by WagerHome Blog on March 10, 2020

March is one of the most exciting times in the sports betting industry, and it is a great time to start your own pay per head site. If you have ever dreamed of being your own bookie, then starting things up before the start of March Madness could be very beneficial to you.

If this is something that interests you, then visiting WagerHome.com is a great first step in achieving your goal. WagerHome.com has all of the tools needed to help launch your own pay per head site and become a bookie.

With that in mind, let’s also take a look at the upcoming Big Ten Tournament set to take place in Indianapolis. The Big Ten Conference is widely considered one of the best leagues in the country, and the Big Ten Tournament could be a wild ride.

The Top Four Seeds

There was a three-way tie for the conference title during the regular season, with a fourth team right behind the pack. Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Maryland all finished the regular season with a 14-6 record in conference play, but it will be the Wisconsin Badgers who are the top seed.

Illinois finished the regular season with a record of 13-7, and it is slated to take on the Badgers in the semifinals. Michigan State and Maryland might be two of the best teams in the country, and they could square off in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

These four teams should all have a say in who wins the tournament, but there are plenty of other teams ready to pull off an upset.

Best of the Rest

There was a four-way tie for fifth place in the Big Ten as well, which shows just how loaded this conference is. Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers all finished the regular season with a record of 11-9, and they are all locks to make the NCAA Tournament.

Losing nine games during the conference season might seem like a lot, but all four of these teams have all been ranked for much of the season. Don’t be surprised to see one of these teams cutting down the nets in Indianapolis.

Our Predictions

The tournament kicks off on Wednesday with a pair of games. Minnesota should beat Northwestern, and Indiana will take care of Nebraska.

On Thursday, ninth-seeded Michigan will pull off a slight upset over eighth-seeded Rutgers, and fifth-seeded Iowa will easily dispatch Minnesota. The seven seed, Ohio State, beats Purdue, while sixth-seeded Penn State beats Indiana.

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That takes us to the quarterfinal round, and this is where things should get fun. Don’t be shocked if Michigan upsets No. 1 Wisconsin on Friday morning. The second game will feature Iowa and Illinois, who just played a thriller in the regular-season finale.

Michigan State and Ohio State also went toe to toe on Sunday, and they will meet up in the quarterfinals, and Maryland and Penn State have a great rivalry.

Let’s take Michigan and Illinois to the semifinals on Saturday, along with Maryland and Michigan State. At this point, it’s really too close to call, and it could go either way. There is also a chance that it could be four different teams in the semifinals.

The Big Ten Conference tournament is going to be a wild ride, and fans should enjoy it.

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