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Big East Tournament Odds and Best Bets

Big East Tournament Odds and Best Bets
By Bill Christy on March 7, 2022

With plenty of attention on the Big 10, SEC, and ACC tournaments, it can be easy to forget just how good the top of the Big East is this season.

Both Villanova and Providence are currently in the top 10 in the coaches poll, UConn is in the top 20, and Marquette, Seton Hall, and Creighton sit just outside of the top 25. With only 10 teams in the tournament, and 5 teams with odds of +1000 or better, the 2022 Big East Tournament is about as open as it gets.

Here is a look at the current tournament odds for every Big East team:

Big East Tournament Odds

Latest Odds from FanDuel Sportsbook

Big East Team Tournament Odds
Villanova +150
UConn +330
Providence +500
Marquette +700
Creighton +1000
Seton Hall +1600
Big East Team Tournament Odds
Xavier +1700
Saint Johns +2200
Butler +4000
DePaul +8000
Georgetown +30000

Bettors love back Jay Wright this time of the year, and we expect the majority of the money to come in on the Wildcats who, at +190, are considerable favorites to win the tournament. That being said, there is a reason Villanova is not the one seed. The conference is deep, and there are a number of teams with bettor-friendly odds that could end up cutting down the nets this weekend. Here are our three favorite bets for the Big East Tournament.

Best Bet: Providence

Best Available Odds: +500 FanDuel

I get the regular season champions at the 3rd shortest odds for this tournament. They lost to Villanova twice and that accounted for all but 1 of their losses in conference. If they can get to the final and face Villanova, the pressure will squarely be on the Cats as it is extremely difficult to beat a team three times in one season, especially on a stage as big as the Big East Tournament Final.

Providence has won 11 of 13 and has the makings of a great postseason team; they can shoot the lights out and are experienced, starting four seniors.

Best Value Bet: Marquette

Best Available Odds: +800 at PointsBet

They have wins over Villanova, Providence, and even Illinois who was #10 at the time. They have the ability to beat any team they face in this tournament and, at 8 to 1, they provide the best value among the teams with a legitimate shot at winning the title.

This is a Golden Eagles team that may be worth a look when the 2022-23 National Title odds post this offseason, as four of their top six scorers are freshmen. Is this a year too early, or can Shaka Smart once again provide a little March Madness magic?

Best Big East Longshot Bet: Seton Hall

Best Available Odds: +1600 FanDuel

The hottest team in the conference with a 5-game winning streak and one that had been underachieving all season to that point. The Pirates have the momentum on their side, the easiest matchup to start the tournament and face UConn who they have already beaten this year in the quarterfinals.

Seton Hall's +1600 odds do not reflect the quality of this team. At 35th in the country, the Pirates KenPom ranking is higher than Providence, Marquette, and Creighton, of teams with better odds in the Big East tournament.

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