The Big East tournament will crown a champion on Saturday March 15th as the Providence Friars will hook up with the Creighton Blue Jays. The ball goes up from Madison Square Garden at 8:30PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 has the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the college basketball odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from the Big East championship game has the number two seeded Creighton Blue Jays the -7 ½ point favorite with an over under line set at 146 ½ points. Those betting Creighton on the money line will lay -340 odds with the take back on the Providence Friars at +280 odds for a money line bet.
When you enter a championship game from a conference tournament it is a difficult task to lay big numbers. Most of the time the favorite in the final is usually a lock for the NCAA Tournament and the fact they reached the finals won’t hurt their seed position too much. In this case Creighton with a 26-6 record has no shot of gaining a number one seed so expect the Blue Jays to keep some in reserve tonight as they may have to bounce back on Thursday for their opening game from the NCAA Tournament. The two teams met twice this regular season with each team winning on their home court. Back on January 18th it was Providence with the 81-68 victory against Creighton as a +4 point wagering underdog. The Friars won both halves of that game. They go up 37-30 at the half and then go out and outscored the Blue Jays 44-38 in the second half. Providence was hot from the field as they convert 51% from the floor and go 7 of 20 from the three point line. The Friars defended the three point line effectively as the Blue Jays converted on just 4 of 19 shots from three. The concern for Creighton is the fact they really so much on the three point shot. In conference championship games you are often asked to play at least three games in three nights and that is exactly what the Blue Jays are doing. It is tough to make three pointers playing your third game in three nights. Take the points.
With our college basketball pick on Saturday we will play on the Providence Friars +7 ½ points against the Creighton Blue Jays at online sportsbook usa.