Big East 2024 Conference Tournament Basketball Betting Preview

It’s major conference tournament week in college basketball and Selection Sunday is less than one week away on March 17. The 2024 NCAA Tournament begins next week and it’s the biggest betting event of the year. The Thursday through Sunday opening rounds of 64 and 32 is the biggest betting weekend of the year. But I’m providing major conference tournament coverage including the Big East 2024 Conference Tournament Basketball betting previews.

My full coverage of major college conference tournament action with schedules, updated game odds and stat profiles including KenPom rankings is available for complete review in Forbes. I’m adding the tournament schedules here along with selective picks. So check back daily as I update the round-by-round tournament results.

Big Ten 2024 Conference Tournament BasketballIt’s also one of the biggest weekend of the sports season in Las Vegas, where I’ll be watching the games at top sportsbooks. I provided a profiles of the top Las Vegas Sportsbooks previously in Forbes ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

Big East Tournament Odds

Leading Big East favorites and contenders to win the Big East Basketball Conference Tournament.

  • -160: Connecticut
  • +390: Creighton
  • +600: Marquette
  • +1300: St. John’s
  • +2000: Villanova
  • +3500: Seton Hall

Big East 2024 Conference Basketball

Big East Tournament Matchups And Betting Lines

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First Round: Wednesday, March 13 on FS1 (all times Eastern)

  • Game 1: No. 8 Butler vs. No. 9 Xavier (-1.5), Total 149.5 | 4 p.m.
  • Game 2: No. 7 Providence (-10.5) vs. No. 10 Georgetown, Total 143.5 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 3: No. 6 Villanova (-23.5) vs. No. 11 DePaul, Total (136.5) | 9 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 14 on FS1

  • Game 4: No. 1 UCONN ( ) vs. Winner Game 1, | 12 p.m.
  • Game 5: No. 5 St. John’s vs. No. 4 Seton Hall | 2:30 p.m.
  • Game 6: No. 2 Creighton ( ) vs. Winner Game 2 | 7 p.m.
  • Game 7: No. 3 Marquette ( ) vs. Winner Game 3 | 9:30 p.m.

Semifinals: Friday, March 15 on FOX and FS1

  • Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 | 5:30 p.m.
  • Game 9: Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 | 8 p.m.

Championship: Saturday, March 16 on FOX

  • Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 | 6:30 p.m.

The top Big 12 teams in KenPom’s adjusted offense and defense rankings include: (national rank)

  • Offense: UCONN (3), Creighton (10), Marquette (19), St. John’s (30)
  • Defense: UCONN (13), Villanova (14), Providence (17), Marquette (18), Creighton (21)

More college conference tournament coverage posted including A10 & Atlantic and ACC-SEC plus Big 12 & Big Ten and Pac-12 & Mountain West in my college basketball tournament previews in Forbes.

Recent college basketball coverage also including Last Home Game betting profiles and NCAA Tournament coverage of Top Seeds (1-2) and NCAAT seeds 3-5 from last year, which I’ll be providing again next week ahead of the Big Dance.

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Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay