Big betting weekend in Big East
The Big East finishes off the regular season this weekend, which could be the deciding factor in upcoming NCAA Tournament seeding, as the conference is expected to send up to eight teams to the big dance.
The big ticket game in the Big East this weekend’s is Saturday’s ranked matchup between No. 10 West Virginia and No. 9 Villanova.
The Mountaineers have won four of their last five games and dominated Georgetown last time out. West Virginia crushed the Hoyas 81-68 a 7-point favorite. Da’Sean Butler led the way with 22 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Devin Ebanks delivered 15 points.
Villanova escaped with a 77-73 win over Cincinnati last time out as a 3.5-point favorite. Scottie Reynolds netted 17 points for ‘Nova, all coming in the second half when the Wildcats needed a jolt to hold off a late charge from the Bearcats. The Wildcats had been struggling heading into the game with a 2-3 record in their last five games.
The Wildcats and the Mountaineers met up at West Virginia in early-February and ‘Nova upset the Wildcats 82-75 as a 5-point underdog. In their last six matchups the Mountaineers are 4-2 both SU and ATS.
NCAAB odds – Irish at Golden Eagles
Also on tap in the Big East on Saturday Notre Dame takes on Marquette with both teams looking to solidify their spot in the NCAA Tournament.
The Fighting Irish have been on the rise lately having won three-straight despite still missing leading scorer Luke Harangody. Last time out Notre Dame topped Connecticut 58-50 as a 1.5-point favorite. Tory Jackson had a big game in the win with 22 points.
The Golden Eagles have won four in a row and nine of their last 10 after hammering Louisville 69-48 as a 1.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Darius Johnson-Odom led Marquette with 22 points and seven rebounds.
Last season the Golden Eagles upset the Fighting Irish 71-64 as a 2.5-point road underdog. In their last 10 versus Notre Dame, Marquette is 7-3 SU and ATS.
The No. 1 ranked Syracuse Orange are also in action on Saturday on the road against the Louisville Cardinals. Syracuse has only lost once in their last 16 games, but that one loss was against the Cardinals.
The Orange and the Cardinals clashed at Syracuse on Valentines Day and Louisville shocked the Orange 66-60 as a 7.5-point underdog. Edgar Sosa and Samardo Samuels each poured in 12 points in the upset. Overall the Cardinals have won five-straight versus Syracuse, while going 4-0-1 ATS.