Big East Championship Free Pick
No. 3 Villanova hopes to hold off a surging Seton Hall team when the two meet tonight in the Big East Championship at 5:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Villanova is favored in tonight’s championship game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -7 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the game has yet to be set. These two meet in a Big East Championship Game from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Villanova is 29-4 overall, 18-2 in Big East games, 4-1 on a neutral court and 15-16-1 against the spread. Seton Hall is 24-8 overall, 14-6 in Big East games, 4-1 on a neutral court and 22-9 against the spread. Villanova won both meetings this season, picking up a 72-63 home win on Jan. 6 and a 72-71 road win on Jan. 20. Seton Hall covered in both games and has covered in four of the last five meetings.
Seton Hall continues to emerge as a hot team but isn’t getting much credit against the top of the Big East. The Pirates have won seven of their last eight and they have a 15-5 record against the spread against conference opponents. Villanova is 8-12 ATS in conference games. The Pirates also have thrived as an underdog, going 11-2 against the spread. Given they played Villanova tough in both meetings, the Pirates should be motivated to push for an upset tonight against the inconsistent Cats, who are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven.
BIG EAST TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: SETON HALL +7