UConn vs Butler Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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Two hot squads hit the court when the UConn Huskies (11-0, 0-0 Big East) visit the Butler Bulldogs (8-3, 0-0 Big East) on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET. The Huskies are putting their 11-game winning streak on the line versus the Bulldogs, who have won four in a row.

UConn is a solid 7.5-point favorite against Butler when the Huskies square off with the Bulldogs on Saturday. A 139.5-point total is set for the matchup.

UConn vs. Butler Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. Butler

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. Butler Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -345 odds to pick up the win, while Butler is listed at +277 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 139.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Hinkle Fieldhouse

UConn vs. Butler Betting Trends

In the UConn’s 10 games this season, it has nine wins against the spread. The Huskies have been named as the favorite seven times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. UConn’s games this year have gone over the point total seven times in 11 opportunities (63.6%).

In Butler’s 11 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have not yet won a game they were the moneyline underdog this season, going 1-0. Butler’s games this year have gone over the total in six of 11 opportunities (54.5%).

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UConn vs. Butler Key Players to Watch

UConn

Adama Sanogo paces the Huskies at 18.3 points per contest, while also averaging 1.2 assists and 6.6 rebounds. Donovan Clingan is tops on his team in rebounds per contest (7.0), and also puts up 10.5 points and 0.3 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 2.1 blocked shots. Tristen Newton is averaging 10.0 points, 4.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest. Alex Karaban posts 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, shooting 50.0% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest.

Butler

Manny Bates is averaging a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 13.9 points and 1.5 assists, making 63.2% of his shots from the field. The Bulldogs receive 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game from Eric Hunter Jr.. Chuck Harris is putting up 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest, making 47.5% of his shots from the field and 35.8% from 3-point range, with 1.7 triples per game. Jayden Taylor is the Bulldogs’ top scorer (14.9 points per game), and he posts 1.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 11 times in UConn’s conference games. The Huskies have been getting things done on both offense and defense this season, ranking 12th-best in the nation in points per game (85.0) and 13th-best in points allowed per game (58.5). UConn is pulling down 36.3 rebounds per game this season (41st-ranked in college basketball), and it has given up only 25.5 rebounds per contest (fifth-best).

With 9.5 treys per game, UConn is 33rd in the nation. It sports a 37.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 54th in college basketball. The Huskies have been thriving when it comes to defending against three-point shooting this year, ranking best in college basketball in threes allowed per game (3.7) and 19th-best in three-point percentage allowed (27.5%).

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What you need to know about the Butler Bulldogs

Butler went 13-9-0 ATS last season in conference action. The Bulldogs are 136th in college basketball in points scored (75.0 per game) and 58th in points allowed (63.3). Butler collects 29.8 rebounds per game and give up 28.8 boards, ranking 310th and 69th, respectively, in college basketball.

Beyond the arc, Butler is 182nd in the country in 3-pointers made per game (7.5). It is 85th in 3-point percentage at 36.6%. The Bulldogs give up 5.6 3-pointers per game and concede 29.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 40th and 52nd, respectively, in the country.

UConn vs. Butler Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is UConn, and we project that UConn will cover the spread (UConn -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139.5 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. Butler

You can bet on UConn vs. Butler at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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