Key showdowns in the Big East and Big 12 between ranked teams highlight this Wednesday night’s college basketball betting board.
Right out of the gate as the first game on the schedule, the No. 23 Creighton Bluejays will be on the road against the No. 10 Seton Hall Pirates. The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks travel to Morgantown to square off against the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers. Later Wednesday night, the No. 18 Marquette Golden Eagles head on the road to tangle with the No. 15 Villanova Wildcats.
No. 23 Creighton Bluejays at No. 10 Seton Hall Pirates
(FOX Sports 1, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Seton Hall -6, Total 146
Creighton improved to 5-1 straight-up in its last six games with Saturday’s 94-82 home victory against St. John’s. It covered against the spread as an 8 ½-point favorite to improve to 4-1 ATS over its last five games. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in five of the Bluejays’ last six games. They are 18-6 SU overall with a 12-9-2 record ATS. Marcus Zegarowski put up 23 points in Saturday’s win with four other players scoring in double figures.
The Pirates have been able to open a three-game lead atop the Big East standings at 10-1 SU. They have just one SU loss in their 13 games with a 9-3-1 record ATS. They just knocked off Villanova 70-64 on the road this past Saturday as four-point road underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in three of their last four games. This moved Seton Hall to 18-5 SU and 15-7-1 ATS. Myles Powell continues to lead the way on the scoreboard with 21.9 points per game. The senior guard put up 19 points against Villanova.
— The Bluejays are an even 4-4 SU on the road this season with a 4-3-1 record ATS. They have gone 5-4-1 ATS in 10 games closing as underdogs.
— The Pirates have won nine of 11 home games SU with a 7-3-1 record ATS. They are 10-5-1 ATS in 16 games as favorites.
— Seton Hall has won seven of its last 10 games against Creighton SU with a 6-3-1 edge ATS. It is 4-1 SU and ATS in the last five meetings. The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven games between the two.
No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks at No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers
(ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Kansas -1, Total 133
The Jayhawks are trying to keep pace with Baylor (11-0) for a shot at the Big 12 regular season title at 9-1 SU. They extended their current winning streak to eight games (5-3 ATS) with Saturday’s 60-46 road victory against TCU as three-point favorites. Kansas (20-3 SU, 13-10 ATS) opened Big 12 play on Jan. 4 with a 60-53 home win against West Virginia as a 10-point favorite. The total has stayed UNDER in three of its last four games. Udoka Azubuike ended Saturday’s game with 20 points and 15 rebounds. The was Bill Self’s 700th career win as a head coach.
Farther back at 6-4 SU in conference play, West Virginia gave up some ground with Saturday’s 69-59 road loss to Oklahoma as a 2 ½-point favorite. The Mountaineers are 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS over their last four outings. The total has stayed UNDER in their last three games. West Virginia is averaging 72.8 PPG with four different players scoring at least nine points a game. Its points-allowed average of 61.7 is ranked 10th in the country.
— The Jayhawks have covered in six of eight road games this season with the total staying UNDER in their last five games on the road.
— The Mountaineers are a perfect 12-0 SU in 12 previous home games with an 8-4 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in 12 of their last 16 games overall.
— With the earlier win this season, Kansas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games against West Virginia. The Jayhawks have covered in five of the last seven meetings with the total staying UNDER in five of those seven contests.
No. 18 Marquette Golden Eagles at No. 15 Villanova Wildcats
(FOX Sports 1, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Opening Odds: Villanova -4, Total 146.5
Marquette is 6-1 both SU and ATS in its last seven games after hammering Butler 76-57 on Sunday as a four-point home favorite. The Golden Eagles are now 7-4 (SU and ATS) in conference play including a 71-60 victory at home against Villanova on Jan. 4. They are 15-8 SU overall with a 13-10 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in their last two games after going OVER in their previous five outings. Three different players scored at least 15 points in Sunday’s win with Markus Howard (17 points) leading the way.
Villanova (17-6 SU, 10-11-2 ATS) is now three games off the pace in the Big East at 7-4 SU with three-straight losses in the month of February. Saturday’s loss to Seton Hall dropped the Wildcats to 2-4 ATS in their last six games closing as favorites. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven outings. They averaged 67 points across those three recent setbacks as opposed to a season scoring average of 73.6 PPG.
— The Golden Eagles have lost four of seven road games this season SU with a 4-3 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 15 games overall.
— The Wildcats are 10-2 SU at home this season but that record falls to 6-6 ATS. They have a 1-5-1 mark ATS in their last seven February games.
— Villanova lost the series opener this season but it is still 7-3 SU over the last 10 meetings. The Wildcats have a 3-1 record ATS over the last four meetings and the total has stayed UNDER in the last three matchups.