Betting on today's Huskies and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on FS1. The Huskies are favored in this Big East conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 143.5 points.

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES VS BUTLER BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Butler Bulldogs +6

This game will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 6:30 ET on Friday, January 5th.

WHY BET THE BUTLER BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Butler pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Connecticut Pull Off A Win at Hinkle Fieldhouse?

The Huskies, who have a 12-2 record on the season, will face Butler. In away games, UConn has gone 2-2, while they are undefeated at home with a 10-0 record. As Connecticut faces Butler, their ATS record stands at 8-6. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Connecticut's games have averaged 146.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 146.4 points. The Huskies' last five games have culminated with an average of 142 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their recent matchup, the Connecticut offense ended with 85 points against DePaul. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 58.2% and made 12 threes. The team's top scorer is Cam Spencer, who enters today's matchup with an average of 15.2, while Tristen Newton also carries a PPG average of 15 into the game.

Connecticut's defense has been playing well, ranking 25th nationally, with 63.6 points allowed 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.

Do the Bulldogs Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Butler, with a 10-4 record, will be playing their 15th game of the season. So far, Butler has gone 1-3 on the road and 8-1 at home. Heading into their game against Connecticut, Butler holds a 7-6 ATS record. When playing away from home, the Bulldogs are 1-3 vs. the spread, while they are 6-3 ATS at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Butler has an over/under record of 7-6-0, with their games averaging 153.2 points per game on average. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

In their latest game, Butler offense put up 70 points against St. John's. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 9 threes. The Butler offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

So far, the Bulldogs' defense is ranked 153rd in the country at 71.9 points per contest. Butler's three-point defense is currently 135th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.6% of their shots vs. Butler.