Butler Bulldogs vs Connecticut Huskies NCAAB Betting Prediction

Butler Bulldogs vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction 2/6/2024

The Butler Bulldogs (15-7) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (20-2) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at XL Center in Hartford and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Butler Bulldogs vs Connecticut Huskies

The Butler Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Butler heads into this game with a 15-7 record, including a 6-5 mark in Big East play. The Bulldogs have won four straight games, and they are 9-2 in non-conference games compared to 6-5 in Big East action.

On the road this season, Butler is 4-4, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games. Overall, the Bulldogs are 3-6 when they are the underdog, and they are 11-1 when they are favored.

Butler’s ATS record this season is 11-10, and they are 4-4 vs. the spread on the road. In their last three road games, the Bulldogs are 2-1 ATS and they are 2-3 ATS as the underdog in their last five games.

Butler’s over/under record for the season is 13-8 and the average over/under line in their games is 144.9. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 154.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 173 points.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut comes into this game as the heavy favorite, as they have been in 21 of their 22 games this season. They have gone 20-1 when favored, and are a perfect 14-0 at home this season. Over their last ten games at home, they are 10-0.

Overall, the Huskies are on a 10-game winning streak, and they have an impressive record of 20-2. Their average scoring margin at home is +24.9 points per game, and they have gone 10-1 in conference play.

As the favorite this season, UConn has gone 12-8-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies are 5-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, UConn has an ATS record of 8-6 this year and they’ve gone 5-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is a bit higher than the average over/under line in UConn’s games this season (145.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer than 148 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Butler Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Butler offense tallied 99 points in a matchup against Creighton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.1%, and they made 13 threes. Jahmyl Telfort led the team in scoring, putting up 26 points. Additionally, DJ Davis contributed 22 points for the Bulldogs.

Pierre Brooks (G) 16.5 4.5 1.2
Jahmyl Telfort (G) 14.4 5.0 2.9
DJ Davis (G) 14.0 3.0 2.5

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

The Huskies’ offense wrapped up their last game with 77 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 81.4 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Huskies have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 33rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 113rd in percentage and 75th in three-pointers made.

Tristen Newton (G) 15.9 6.7 5.7
Cam Spencer (G) 15.3 4.5 3.2
Alex Karaban (F) 14.5 5.8 1.6

Butler Team Defense

The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 212nd nationally, allowing an average of 73.8 points per contest. The Butler defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 98 points and allowed Creighton to connect on 9 threes.

Connecticut Team Defense

This season, the Connecticut defense has been impressive, holding the 22nd position in the country while permitting an average of 64.2 points per contest. In today’s game, the Connecticut defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 64 points.

Bulldogs vs Huskies Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Butler has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 79 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Huskies have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-4-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 74 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Butler posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Huskies have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Bulldogs vs Huskies Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Huskies vs. Bulldogs matchup, our bet is to grab the Bulldogs at +14. Even though our projections have the Huskies winning 75-68, we see the Bulldogs as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 148, and our model predicts the Bulldogs and Huskies to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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