Update: As of 5:00 p.m., here are the updated bet splits for the Big East Championship Game:
Georgetown: +8.5, 71% of action, 78% of bets
Creighton: -8.5, 29% of action, 22% of bets
It would be the first championship in The World’s Most Famous Arena for Creighton, but it would mean a bid to the NCAA Tournament for Patrick Ewing and the Hoyas. Georgetown has pulled three straight upsets to get here, and is now just 40 minutes away from stealing a March Madness bid in the arena their head coach Patrick Ewing made famous.
Let’s take a look at all the action from the Big East Championship Game from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
No. 8 Georgetown vs. No. 2 Creighton, 6:30 p.m. FOX
Point Spread: Creighton -8
Point Total: 143.5
The Hoyas have to be thankful they got past Creighton got past UConn finally, as GU had lost to the Huskies twice during the regular season. These teams split a pair of matchups season, with the road team winning both games.
If you subtract the two losses to UConn, Georgetown has won seven in a row. Jahvon Blair and Jamorko Pickett are two seniors with no tomorrow in a loss, but it’s been a different hero each game for the Hoyas. They might not pull off the storybook ending, but eight is too many to give Cinderella in a building their head coach made famous.
The pick: Georgetown +8
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