The UConn Huskies (15-5, 4-5 Big East) aim to stop a three-game losing streak when hosting the Butler Bulldogs (11-9, 3-6 Big East) at 12:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at XL Center.
The Huskies are currently mammoth 15.5-point favorites over the Bulldogs. The game’s point total is 137.5.
UConn vs. Butler Odds
Point Spread for UConn vs. Butler
The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with oddsmakers listing UConn as the favorite.
UConn vs. Butler Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UConn has -1567 odds to pick up the win, while Butler is listed at +871 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 137.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 22, 2023
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Location: Hartford, Connecticut
- Arena: XL Center
UConn vs. Butler Betting Trends
In the UConn’s 19 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Huskies have come away with 11 wins in the 16 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. UConn’s games this year have hit the over on 12 of 20 set point totals.
Butler has played 20 games, with nine wins, against the spread. The Bulldogs have won one of the nine games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (11.1%). Butler’s games this year have gone over the total in eight of 20 opportunities (40%).
UConn vs. Butler Key Players to Watch
Adama Sanogo posts 17.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 1.2 assists, shooting 59.1% from the field. Jordan Hawkins is posting 15.2 points, 1.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest. Donovan Clingan posts 8.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 2.1 blocked shots. Tristen Newton averages 9.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, shooting 34.6% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game.
Manny Bates is posting team highs in points (12.6 per game) and rebounds (5.9). And he is delivering 1.4 assists, making 62.8% of his shots from the floor. The Bulldogs get 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game from Chuck Harris. Eric Hunter Jr. gives the Bulldogs 9.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Simas Lukosius is posting a team-high 3.0 assists per game. And he is contributing 11.5 points and 3.8 rebounds, making 44.9% of his shots from the floor and 42.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.9 treys per contest.
What you need to know about the UConn Huskies
With 79.0 points per game on offense, the Huskies are 37th in the nation. At the other end of the court, they cede 63.9 points per contest, which ranks 45th in college basketball. With 35.9 boards per game, UConn is 32nd in college basketball. It cedes 28.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks 32nd in college basketball.
Offensively the Huskies have played better when playing at home this year, scoring 84.1 points per game, compared to 69.8 per game when playing on the road. With 9.2 treys per game, UConn ranks 29th in the nation. It has a 35.2% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 119th in college basketball. The Huskies have been getting things done in terms of defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking best in the country in threes allowed per game (3.9) and sixth-best in three-point percentage allowed (26.6%).
The Huskies are 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 contests. Six of UConn’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, UConn has been racking up 75.9 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 79.0 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UConn’s defense has been less stingy as of late, as the team has allowed 69.6 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 63.9 points per game its opponents average this season.
What you need to know about the Butler Bulldogs
The Bulldogs put up 69.0 points per game and give up 66.6, ranking them 242nd in the country on offense and 103rd defensively. In 2022-23, Butler is 22nd-worst in college basketball in rebounds (28.5 per game) and 250th in rebounds conceded (32.3).
At home the Bulldogs are scoring 73.4 points per game, 8.1 more than they are averaging away (65.3). Butler is 241st in the country in 3-pointers made (6.9 per game) and 97th in 3-point percentage (35.5%). The Bulldogs give up 6.2 3-pointers per game and concede 31.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 67th and 88th, respectively, in the nation.
The Bulldogs have gone 4-6 over their past 10 games, with a 3-6-1 record against the spread in that span. Three of Butler’s past 10 games have gone over the total. Butler has played worse offensively over its previous 10 games, posting 63.7 points per contest, 5.3 fewer points its than season average of 69.0. Over their previous 10 games, the Bulldogs are surrendering 69.4 points per contest, 2.8 more points than their season average (66.6).
UConn vs. Butler Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is UConn, and we predict that Butler will cover the spread (UConn -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137.5 points.
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