Big East Betting Preview
The Big East gets the spotlight treatment to start the week, as three ranked teams from the conference take to the hardwood in search of a win.
The lone ranked Big East team in action on Monday is the No. 8 West Virginia Mountaineers, who visits the Connecticut Huskies. West Virginia is coming off an easy 75-63 win over Seton Hall over the weekend as an 11-point favorite. Devin Ebanks and Kevin Jones each netted 16 points in the win.
The Huskies are dangerous again after back-to-back wins over Villanova and Rutgers. On Saturday they took care of the Scarlet Knights 76-58 and easily covered the 6-point spread. Jerome Dyson led the way with 20 points and Kemba Walker poured in 16 points.
Last season the Huskies traveled to West Virginia and upset the Mountaineers 61-55 as a 3.5-point favorite. In their last 10 games against West Virginia UConn is a solid 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS. The Mountaineers are the favorite tonight, listed as a 3-point road chalk at .
College basketball odds – Tuesday matchups
On Tuesday the No. 10 Georgetown Hoyas need a victory when they visit the Louisville Cardinals.
The Hoyas are struggling right now having lost their last two games. Last Thursday they lost to Syracuse 75-71 as a 1.5-point home favorite. Austin Freeman led the Hoyas with 21 points, while Chris Wright and Greg Monroe both added 20 points, but it still wasn’t enough to match the Orange.
The Cardinals have found their game recently and have won three-straight. Last time out they got past DePaul 68-59 as an 11.5-point favorite. Samardo Samuels led the Cardinals with 14 points.
Louisville slammed the Hoyas 76-58 as a 1-point favorite when they met up last season. The Cardinals have won their last three games versus Georgetown ATS.
In Tuesday’s other game involving a ranked team from the Big East the No. 5 Syracuse Orange could be headed for a blowout win versus the Providence Friars.
The Oranges took care of Georgetown 75-71 in the last game as a 1.5-point underdog. Andy Rautins had a huge game in the win with a season-high 26 points.
Providence has lost six-straight and has only one win in their last nine games. They haven’t played since last Wednesday when they were bombed by West Virginia 88-74 as a 7.5-point underdog. Jamine Peterson led the Friars with 20 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort.
The Orange hosted the Friars back on February 2 and Syracuse won quite easily, 85-68 as a 15-point favorite. Kris Joseph led Syracuse with 23 points and Peterson had a game-high 25 points and 11 rebounds for Providence. The Orange have won five of their last six versus Providence while also going 5-1 ATS.