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Odds to win the Ohio Valley Conference tournament

After a competitive regular season, it should be a thrilling OVC tournament. Can Murray State get it done for the third consecutive year without Ja Morant?

Belmont Bruins guard Adam Kunkel drives past Boston College Eagles forward CJ Felder during the college basketball game between Belmont Bruins and Boston College Eagles on November 16, 2019, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA. Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Ohio Valley Conference is led by two teams at the top with the Belmont Bruins and Murray State Racers finishing at 15-3 in conference play. Belmont started the OVC season 5-3 but rattled off 10 wins in a row for the top seed and betting favorite to win the conference tournament.

Belmont and Murray State are far more likely to win the conference according to the oddsmakers. These two split their season series with each earning a victory at home. Belmont is the highest scoring team in the Ohio Valley, averaging 80 points per game, while Murray State tops the conference on the defensive end, allowing 64.4 points per game to opponents.

Despite the Austin Peay Governors being just one game back in the final regular season standings and split the season series with the top two seeds, they are far behind Belmont and Murray State in odds to win the tournament. Austin Peay guard Terry Taylor is the conference’s leading scorer, averaging 21.4 points per game. He’ll get his shots up early and often, as his regular season totals show 50 more shots taken than the second-place person in field goal attempts.

Murray State won this tournament two years in a row, but this time the Racers will have to do it without Ja Morant.

The following are the odds to win the Ohio Valley Conference tournament from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Ohio Valley Conference tournament odds

Team Odds 3/3
Team Odds 3/3
Belmont -155
Murray State +145
Austin Peay +600
Tennessee State +5000
Eastern Illinois +5000
Eastern Kentucky +10000
Jacksonville State +10000
Morehead State +10000

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