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Big East Tournament Odds: 2-seed Villanova Given 45.5% Chance to Cut Down the Nets at MSG

Chalk has held steady thus far in the Big Apple with Villanova the betting favorite among the top-4 seeds to win the Big East Tournament title.
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Big East Tournament Odds: 2-seed Villanova Given 45.5% Chance to Cut Down the Nets at MSG

The 2022 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament has seen chalk hold all the way through the bracket thus far. As a result, fans and bettors alike are in store for two extremely compelling Big East Semifinal matchups on Friday night. Under the spotlights of Madison Square Garden, the world's most famous arena, the top four teams in the conference standings will do battle to determine who will meet in the championship game on Saturday. When it comes to the Big East Tournament betting odds, the top seed is not the favorite to hoist the trophy.

A tournament that began with 11 teams has now been whittled down to four semifinalists. The following looks at the updated odds to win the Big East Conference Tournament title ahead of Friday night's Semifinal matchups. Quick capsule previews for the two Semifinal matchups are also included.

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Updated Odds to Win the Big East Tournament

Refer to the table below which contains the updated futures odds to win the Big East Tournament Championship. Outright odds reflect adjusted prices for all four remaining teams ahead of Friday's Semifinal Round games. Prices reflect those found at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Big East Tournament Updated Odds

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Big East Tournament Update

Of the seven games played in the Big East Tournament so far, only one has featured a lower seed winning. That came in Wednesday's First Round when 9-seed Butler knocked off 8-seed Xavier in overtime. Although the Bulldogs gave 1-seed Providence a run in yesterday's Quarterfinals, their run was ended courtesy of the regular-season champion Friars.

Thursday's action also saw 4-seed Creighton withstand a late charge by Marquette before answering with a run of their own to run away with the win. Despite many analysts viewing Shaka Smart and Marquette highly, the Bluejays continued to exceed expectations by advancing to the Semifinals.

In Thursday's primetime action, the favorite amongst the Big East Tournament odds was pushed to the limit. 2-seed Villanova ultimately survived St. John's to advance. The nightcap that followed saw 3-seed UConn put on a defensive clinic to oust 6-seed Seton Hall. After a fun day of basketball at MSG, the top four seeds in the conference standings now also represent the semifinalists in the tournament. The sections below offer a closer look at the odds for each remaining team including how they compare to the pre-tournament betting market.

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Big East Tournament Betting Odds

Villanova Wildcats

Odds: +120 (Bet $100 to Win $120)

After barely escaping yesterday's Quarterfinal Round victorious, perhaps Villanova is not looking to be as strong of a college basketball betting favorite as some felt they were before the Big East Tournament began. The current +120 price on the Wildcats is down 30 cents from pre-tournament outright odds of +150. Of course, with four tournament titles in the last six years, Jay Wright's squad has far more recent success than any of the other three semifinalists.

Providence Friars

Odds: +280 (Bet $100 to Win $280)

In a sense, Providence probably caught a break by getting to play Butler in the Quarterfinals as opposed to Xavier. Any and all breaks are certainly welcomed this time of year. Ed Cooley's squad has seen their Big East Tournament odds drop from +425 before play began to +280. While winning the regular-season title was a brand new occurrence for the Friars, they have found success in the Big Apple as recently as 2014. Despite being the top seed, Providence is only the third-ranked semifinalist based on KenPom's overall efficiency ratings.

UConn Huskies

Odds: +300 (Bet $100 to Win $300)

Down the stretch of the regular season, UConn coach Danny Hurley was adamant that improving on the defensive end would be key to the Huskies winning the Big East Tournament. Well, his team appeared to have gotten the message. Connecticut locked down Seton Hall in yesterday's Quarterfinal matchup. Upon reaching the Semifinals, UConn's Big East Tournament betting odds dropped 30 cents from a pre-tournament price of +330. With two veteran guards in R.J. Cole and Tyrese Martin and a rebounding force in Adama Sanogo, the Huskies are certainly dangerous.

Creighton Bluejays

Odds: +550 (Bet $100 to Win $550)

The lowest remaining seed in the Big East Tournament bracket is fittingly the longshot on the betting board. Many thought that the Bluejays would be bounced by Marquette yesterday. After enduring that challenge, Greg McDermott's team now finds itself pitted against three other semifinalists who are all over 20 spots higher in the KenPom ratings. Then again, the Jays have played in the tournament championship game twice in the last four seasons including last year. Creighton always seems to deliver under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.

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Big East Tournament Semifinals Capsule Previews

(4) Creighton vs. (1) Providence


  • Creighton: 21-10 (12-7 Big East)
  • Providence: 25-4 (14-3 Big East)

College Basketball NET Rankings

  • Creighton: 64 (No. 7 in Big East)
  • Providence: 26 (No. 3 in Big East)

KenPom Overall Rankings

  • Creighton: 66 (No. 8 in Big East)
  • Providence: 35 (No. 3 in Big East)

(3) UConn vs. (1) Villanova


  • UConn: 23-8 (13-6 Big East)
  • Villanova: 24-7 (16-4 Big East)

College Basketball NET Rankings

  • UConn: 17 (No. 2 in Big East)
  • Villanova: 6 (No. 1 in Big East)

KenPom Overall Rankings

  • UConn: 20 (No. 2 in Big East)
  • Villanova: 11 (No. 1 in Big East)

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