A Big East battle is on tap between the Butler Bulldogs and the No. 25 Connecticut Huskies at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the XL Center. The Huskies are 11-4 overall and 7-1 at home, while Butler is 9-7 overall and 2-1 on the road. These teams will meet again on Thursday at Butler.
The Huskies are favored by 13.5 points in the latest UConn vs. Butler odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 126.5. Before entering any Butler vs. UConn picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Connecticut vs. Butler spread: Connecticut -13.5
- Connecticut vs. Butler over-under: 126 points
Featured Game | Connecticut Huskies vs. Butler Bulldogs
What you need to know about Connecticut
Connecticut was supposed to face Providence over the weekend, but that game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues. The Huskies will be playing for the first time since beating St. John’s in overtime last Wednesday. Forward Adama Sanogo was the offensive standout of the game for Connecticut, posting a double-double with 26 points and 18 rebounds.
Sanogo missed four games early in the season due to an abdominal injury, but he has returned to be a key player for the Huskies. R.J. Cole is Connecticut’s leading scorer, averaging 16.4 points per game. The Huskies rely on an offense that is No. 24 nationally in scoring.
What you need to know about Butler
Butler will get two shots at Connecticut this week after their meeting on New Year’s Day was postponed. The Bulldogs have lost three of their last four games, including a 40-point blowout at Villanova on Sunday. They shot just 31 percent from the floor and scored 19 points in the second half.
Guard Chuck Harris leads Butler with 10.5 points per game, while Bryce Golden, Jayden Taylor and Jair Bolden are all right behind him with nine points per game. Butler lost both meetings with Connecticut last year, failing to cover the spread on both occasions. It will be looking for improved rebounding numbers on Tuesday night.
How to make Butler vs. Connecticut picks
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