Hoyas Dogs in Big East Final Odds

Georgetown powered its way to the Big East tournament final by destroying Marquette on Friday night. Now the only thing standing in the Hoyas’ way of a record-setting eighth Big East tourney title is the West Virginia Mountaineers. Only problem for Hoya backers is that West Virginia hammered Georgetown twice this season and will open as Big East final odds favorites. The Hoyas were a 3.5-point favorite at Bovada in their game against Marquette on Friday night and they easily covered the spread in an 80-57 rout.

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Greg Monroe had a huge game for the Hoyas with 23 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, while Chris Wright and Jason Clark each netted 15 points. Georgetown dominated the glass in the win, outrebounding the Golden Eagles 40-18. [ Get the {URL=http://www.oddsshark.com/Stats/Matchup/Basketball/NCAAB/150713}matchup report{/URL} with handicapping trends here ] West Virginia had a tougher time in their semifinal matchup Friday night as a 5-point favorite versus Notre Dame. The Mountaineers edged the Fighting Irish 53-51 behind another solid outing from Da’Sean Butler. He netted the game-winning shot in West Virginia’s quarterfinal win on Thursday and followed that up with 24 points and seven rebounds against Notre Dame. Like the Hoyas the Mountaineers also had a big game on the glass, outrebounding Notre Dame 35-18.

During the regular season the Hoyas and the Mountaineers clashed at West Virginia on March 1. West Virginia was a 7-point favorite and was able to cover the spread in an 81-68 victory. Butler led West Virginia with 22 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Monroe netted 22 points for the Hoyas. Georgetown is 7-4 SU in 11 appearances in the Big East final. They last made it to the final in 2008 when they lost to Pittsburgh 74-65 as a 5-point favorite. The Hoyas’ last win in the final was in 2007 when they defeated Pittsburgh 65-42 as 2-point chalk. The Mountaineers have only appeared in the tournament final once in 2005. That year they lost to Syracuse 68-59 as a 5.5-point underdog. [ The best college basketball underdog odds are often found at SportsInteraction.com - visit [custom:sb-sportsinteraction-homelink] now and check it out.

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