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Odds to Win the Big East Tournament: Villanova is the Team to Beat

Big East Tournament Odds

The 2020 Big East tournament is shaping up to be one of the most tightly contested events we’ve seen in the conference in quite some time. Oddsmakers have Villanova at the top of the odds list.

The Wildcats are the +275 favorites at Bovada, followed by Creighton (+325), Seton Hall (+350), Providence (+550), Butler (+600), Marquette (+1000), Xavier (+2000), St. John’s (+4000), Georgetown (+7000) and DePaul (+12500).

Creighton Comes Out of Regular Season on Top

The winner of the tournament, which will be held from March 11 through March 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. With three teams posting identical conference records in the regular season, Creighton received the top seed due to a 3-1 tiebreaker over both Villanova and Seton Hall. Villanova comes in at No. 2, with Seton Hall at No. 3.

Villanova has dominated this tournament over the years, entering as the three-time defending Big East champion. In 2019, the Wildcats topped the Pirates 74-72 in a thrilling championship game. 

Seton Hall looked like it had the No. 1 seed locked up, but losses to both Creighton and Villanova to end the regular season ultimately cost them the title. As a result, the Pirates’ Big East regular-season crown drought continues. Seton Hall’s last regular-season title came all the way back in 1993.

Watch Out for the Friars

The hottest team in the conference right now is undoubtedly Providence. The Friars are riding a six-game winning streak to secure what looks to be an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Providence begins its quest for conference glory against a stumbling Butler team in the first round.

Who are you picking to win the Big East this time around? Have your say in the comment section. For a full breakdown of NCAA Tournament odds, head over to our March Madness page.

Odds To Win The 2020 Big East Tournament
Seton Hall+350
St. John’s+4000

Odds as of March 11 at Bovada