Found November 15, 2012 on
The 2012-13 campaign may not be the Big East’s strongest in terms men’s basketball juggernauts, however, that says more about the conference’s unprecedented dominance historically, than it does about a perceived lack of contenders this season. Nonetheless, with the Louisville Cardinals representing the brigade as the No. 2 team in the country, and a handful of programs capable of dealing damage on the national level, this is one batch of programs that can’t be ignored when it comes to betting on college basketball. Headlined by returning junior Russ Smith and 2012 Big East championship MVP Peyton Siva, the Cardinals are without a doubt the team to beat in the conference. The Cardinals, it’s worth noting, have some of the highest odds of winning March Madness this season as well. The Big East does not boast just one legitimate threat this year, as it’s the conference’s overall depth that has made it one of the most fascinating betting options available to college basketball odds conn...

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