Big East Basketball Tournament Odds: Top-Seeded Providence Not The Favorites

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on March 6, 2022 - Last Updated on March 7, 2022
Big east basketball tournament odds

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more storied conference basketball tournament than that of the Big East. Legendary players and performances fill the event’s history, and starting March 9, we find out what this year’s has in store. Let’s take a look at the Big East basketball tournament odds to see what the markets have to say.

Who will etch their names in Madison Square Garden lore and build momentum heading to March Madness?

Big East Basketball Tournament Odds

Click on the Big East tournament odds below to place a bet, and continue the discussion in our Discord betting community, as we dissect the biggest games of the day. Stay up-to-date on the top-68 programs with Eli Hershkovich’s college basketball power rankings.

2022 Big East Basketball Tournament Futures

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Villanova
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+165
Connecticut
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+350
Providence
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+500
Marquette
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+700
Creighton
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+1000
Seton Hall
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+1600
St. John's
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+2700
Xavier
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+3000
Butler
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+3500
DePaul
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+6500
Georgetown
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+41000

Tournament Notes

Link to the full Big East men’s basketball tournament bracket. As ever, all games take place at Madison Square Garden in New York, which might slightly bump some of the Northeasterly teams since they might draw a few more fans.

One thing stands out immediately when looking at the Big East tournament odds. You won’t often find a top-seeded team third down the odds board at +500, but that’s exactly where the Providence Friars sit.

What’s more, the market has such confidence that Villanova and Connecticut are stronger teams, that they have shorter odds despite being ticketed to play each other in the second round. As the Big East does not reseed, they’ll definitely face off should they win their initial games.

KenPom’s numbers agree with this assessment, ranking Providence behind not only those two but also sixth-seeded Seton Hall. Alas for the Pirates’ chances, they also find themselves on the Connecticut/Villanova side of the bracket. So, they must run a brutal gauntlet to win the tournament.

If you’re wondering about Georgetown’s odds, well, they went 0-19 in conference play.

Note that the eventual champ will play on three straight days at least. So, depth will be key and watch for any injuries as players won’t have much time to get right.

Big East Basketball Tournament Schedule

  • First round: March 9
  • Quarterfinals: March 10
  • Semifinals: March 11
  • Big East Championship: March 12

How To Watch

Every single game of the first three rounds will be televised on FOX Sports 1. The quarterfinal round will be an all-day affair starting at noon ET. Then, the finalists get a prime time Saturday stage on FOX.

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Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and got back into sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball and basketball.

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