<pre><pre>St. John's is a great bet, despite Big East's poor record

Since St. John's is back on the ground Tuesday night in Marquette (9:00 p.m., FS1), this is the ideal time for VSiN to check in for Big East basketball.

The Red Storm are uniquely positioned to be the "worst" team in a conference (1-5 in the league and worst in the market in Ken Pomeroy's respected leaderboards), but a great team to bet on ( 12 -5-2 against the spread for the season, play 4-1-1 ATS in Big East).

Based on a compilation of informed reviews that try to capture team talents, you can summarize the 10 Big East teams as follows:

  • Dance calibers: Seton Hall, Butler, Villanova, Marquette, Creighton.
  • Bubble calibers: Georgetown, DePaul, Xavier.
  • NIT caliber: Providence, St. John’s.

Unfortunately, it will be difficult for all 10 teams to collect win-loss records that would qualify for off-season bids. Someone (or some others) will lose more than their heartbreaker share. Handicappers and weather should remember in March that those who qualify for NCAA or NIT staples will be field-tested.

Here are "conference only" records entering the new week:

  • Straight tables: Seton Hall 6-0, Villanova 4-1, Providence 4-2, Butler 3-2, Creighton 3-3, Marquette 3-3, Georgetown 2-4, DePaul 1-4, Xavier 1-4, St John & # 39; s 1-5.
  • ATS placements: Seton Hall 5-1, St. John’s 4-1-1, Providence 4-2, Villanova 3-2, Marquette 3-3, Butler 2-3, DePaul 2-3, Creighton 2 -4, Georgetown 2 -4, Xavier 0-4-1.

Seton Hall fans continue to complain about the law prohibiting college team betting in New Jersey from local sports books. The pirates have played all but one Big East game and are available for the season between ATS 13 and 5. Betting markets (and pollsters) were always stubborn when it came to getting the hall right. Note that Seton Hall and St. John are a combined 8-1-1 ATS in conference action if they don't play against each other.

Xavier was the league's biggest disappointment, with this 0: 4: 1 mark he was able to break a 4: 13: 1 record against the spread throughout the season.

To get a daily overview of the evolving Big East and the national image of disability counseling, VSiN recommends that bettors regularly visit the online ranking pages of Pomeroy, Jeff Sagarin of USA Today and teamrankings.com.

Marquette, the opponent on Tuesday for a visit to St. Johns, has been in pretty good shape lately. The Golden Eagles have scored a 9: 5 ATS result in the last 14 games and come after two wins / wins against Georgetown and Providence.

This is the second game of a TV double player after Butler in Villanova (7:00 p.m., FS1). Butler planted his face last week after reaching No. 5 in the AP survey. The Bulldogs lost to Seton Hall 78-70 as a five-point favorite and at DePaul 79-66 as a four-point chalk. Villanova inconsistently defeated Kansas but narrowly lost to DePaul and Connecticut.

The Great East is a parity conference in a sport full of parities. Handicappers must differentiate the value of hype and the current form of "old news" in order to be one step ahead of the market curve.

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