With the Xavier Musketeers and Villanova Wildcats the Big East boasts two bona fide national powers. But that is where Betting Lines NCAA Basketball respect ends for the Big East Conference. Because after the aforementioned Big Two the rest of the league is lacking. Though the possibility of an underdog emerging is not strong it is at least possible. Creighton and Seton Hall immediately come to mind as potential dogs with bite in the Big East Tournament. That being said a championship game between Xavier and Villanova is where the early money is.
2018 Big East Tournament
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 7 through Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
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2018 Big East Tournament TV Coverage: FS1 and FOX
Opening night with the bottom four teams of the Big East is set for Wednesday. Thursday offers a full card of four games with the surviving eight teams. Big East final four action features a Friday doubleheader. Saturday night’s title game will be broadcast on FOX. Although the Villanova Wildcats garner the attention the Xavier Musketeers were their better. Understandably Villanova has the superior national reputation with their 2016 national title. However, the fact remains Xavier was the regular season champion.
What to Expect
Despite their marquee status Villanova brings excellent Betting Lines NCAA Basketball value. Equally impressive is that Xavier enjoyed a big profit margin this season. Offensive prowess is the similarity of these top two teams. Head coach Jay Wright’s Villanova team led the nation for scoring offense. Junior guard Jalen Brunson factors large with 19 points per game. With 20 payouts in 31 games Nova is a proven wagering commodity.
What to Consider
Regular season champ Xavier ranked an impressive 11th nationally for scoring offense. Trevon Bluiett had a team best 19 points per game. However, their defense is significantly beneath Villanova’s. Doubters point to the weak Musketeers defense as a reason to oppose them this week. Most noteworthy for gamblers is Xavier’s 20 covers in 31 games.
Creighton will garner sportsbook consideration for bargain hunters seeking alternatives. Similar to Villanova and Xavier is the Bluejays ranking of eighth in the country for scoring. Marcus Foster is another Big East sharpshooter with 20 points per game. Offsetting that asset is a terrible defense. Probably most disturbing is Creighton’s 2-8 mark vs. the line in their last ten games. Seton Hall finished fourth in the regular season standings. Especially relevant is that they have covered four games in a row.
Matchup to Watch
Seems like the public sees this as a showdown between the Big Two of the Big East. Yet Creighton could cause Betting Lines NCAA Basketball havoc. Because of their offensive firepower the Bluejays will get some action. But March Madness is where the rubber meets the road. Hence, it is hard to ignore Jay Wright’s Villanova team. Jalen Brunson further adds to Nova’s case.
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Redemption for coming up short in the regular season is Villanova’s for the taking. In conclusion they should make up for the regular season title that they should have won. March Madness often means the cream to rises to the top. As a result Villanova is the pick as Big East Tournament champ.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Villanova Wildcats
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