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Big East Tournament wraps up at MSG

No. 4 Providence will tip off against No. 2 Creighton in Big East Tournament betting action on Saturday as those schools compete in the event's title game at Madison Square Garden.

Creighton and Providence split their two meetings in the regular season both SU and ATS, with Providence winning 81-68 as a 4-point home underdog and Creighton winning 88-73 as an 11.5-point home favorite. Both those games were OVER results.

Creighton was favored by 7.5 points earlier over at Sportsbook.ag (where they were offering early access to a huge million dollar bracket contest.)

The Friars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 17-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bluejays are 18-12 ATS. Providence is 20-12 on the totals; Creighton is 13-17.

View Providence Friars vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Bluejays, most recently No. 108 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Friars, who rate No. 144 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Providence was an 80-74 winner at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. LaDontae Henton scored 26 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Providence on Friday, leading the Friars to an 80-74 victory over Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Creighton, they were an 86-78 winner as they battled Xavier at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Xavier was victimized by Doug McDermott for 32 points as the Bluejays defeated the Musketeers 86-78 in college hoops action on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Friars is ranked No. 58 in NCAA hoops at 36.94 per game. Contrast that with Creighton’s No. 154 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 1-ranked team in the country at 10.44 per game, while Providence rates No. 115 at 6.36 per game.

 

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