Connecticut Huskies vs Butler Bulldogs NCAABB Betting prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction 1/5/2024

The Connecticut Huskies (12-2) travel to face off against the Butler Bulldogs (10-4) on Friday, January 5th. This game will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on FS1. Connecticut is coming off a win in their previous game, while Butler is looking to get back on track from a loss to the St. John’s. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs Butler Bulldogs

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut has played 14 games so far this season, and have a 12-2 record. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Connecticut has gone 6-4. As of today’s game, Connecticut holds an ATS record of 8-6. So far this season, they are 2-2 vs. the spread on the road and 6-4 at home.

In 14 games, Connecticut comes in with an over/under mark of 7-7-0, with their games averaging 146.8 points per game. The Huskies have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 136 points per game.

The Butler Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Butler will be playing their 15th game of the season against Connecticut. Currently, Butler has a record of 10-4. In their previous 14 games, Butler has gone 8-1 at home and 1-3 on the road. Butler’s record vs. the spread heading into today’s game stands at 7-6. Included in their overall ATS mark for this season is a 1-3 record on the road vs. the spread and a 6-3 record at home.

Up to this point, games involving Butler have had an average of 153.2 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.9 points. Their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Huskies’ offense concluded with 85 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 83.1 points per contest. Cam Spencer is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tristen Newton brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.2 3.9 3.3
Tristen Newton (G) 15.0 6.7 5.7
Alex Karaban (F) 14.4 6.0 1.6

Butler Offense Breakdown

The Butler offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. St. John’s. Overall their field goal percentage was 40% while connecting on 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Pierre Brooks, who is averaging 16.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jahmyl Telfort also maintains a PPG average of 14.4 heading into game.

Pierre Brooks (G) 16.4 4.4 1.1
Jahmyl Telfort (G) 14.4 4.6 3.1
DJ Davis (G) 13.6 3.1 2.4

Connecticut Team Defense

At this time, the Huskies’ defense is positioned 28th in the country, permitting 63.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the Connecticut defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as DePaul knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 56 points.

Butler Team Defense

In terms of defense, Butler is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.9 points per game. The Butler defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed St. John’s to connect on 6 threes.

Huskies vs Bulldogs Trends

  • Connecticut has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 72 points per game while allowing 66. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Bulldogs offense has averaged 61 points per game while allowing an average of 71. Butler posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Huskies have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Huskies vs Bulldogs Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +6.5, we recommend going with the Bulldogs on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 144.5 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.

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