Planning on watching today's Bulldogs and Huskies game? Catch the action at XL Center in Hartford, CT, as the Huskies hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and Connecticut is favored by -14 vs. Butler in a Big East conference matchup.

BUTLER BULLDOGS VS CONNECTICUT HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Butler Bulldogs +14

This game will be played at XL Center at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE BUTLER BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Even though we have Connecticut winning straight-up, we like Butler at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Bulldogs Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Butler will be the underdog in this one, as they have gone 3-6 when listed as the underdog this season. They come into this game with a 15-7 record, including a 6-5 mark in Big East games.

On the road, the Bulldogs are 4-4 this season, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -1.8 points per game.

Butler has an overall ATS record of 11-10 this season and is 4-4 against the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 4-5 vs. the spread this year and are 2-1 ATS in their last three road games.

Butler's over/under record for the season is 13-8 and today's over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 173 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 8-2.

Butler is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 99 points vs. Creighton. This figure is more than their season average of 81.6 points per game. Offensively, the Bulldogs hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 125th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 85th in terms of percentage and 99th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Bulldogs' defense holds the 209th rank in the nation, allowing 73.8 points per game. Butler's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Creighton offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 98 points.

Will Connecticut Win at Home?

Connecticut has been dominant at home this season, going 14-0 with an average scoring margin of +24.9 points per game. Their 14-game win streak at home is part of their current 10-game win streak overall. For the season, the Huskies are 20-2, including a 10-1 mark in Big East play.

So far, UConn has been favored in 21 of their 22 games, going 20-1 in those contests. In their last game, the Huskies defeated St. John's by a score of 77-64. Over their last 10 home games, they have gone a perfect 10-0.

Against the spread, Connecticut is 12-9-1 this season and 8-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies are 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Connecticut's games this season (145.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

The Connecticut offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. St. John's. Overall their field goal percentage was 49% while connecting on 7 threes. The team's top scorer is Tristen Newton, who enters today's matchup with an average of 15.9, while Cam Spencer also carries a PPG average of 15.3 into the game.

Connecticut's defense has been playing well, ranking 22nd nationally, with 64.2 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Butler. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.