UConn Huskies vs. Butler Bulldogs: 1/26/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 26, 2021

The Butler Bulldogs (5-7) visit the UConn Huskies (7-3) as 6-point underdogs after Jair Bolden scored 21 points in the Bulldogs 67-53 victory over DePaul. The game airs on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The point total is 125 in the matchup.

Betting Information

UConn vs Butler Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UConn -6 -110 -110 125 -112 -109 -278 220

Computer Picks

Computer picks for UConn vs Butler
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UConn (-6) Over (125) UConn 72 Butler 62

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Total Facts

  • In 70% of their games this year (seven of 10 chances), the Huskies and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s over/under of 125 points.
  • Butler has played in 10 games this year (out of 12 total matchups — 83.3% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 125 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 136 points per game, 11 more points than the total of 125 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 131.6 points per game, 6.6 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average point total in Huskies games this season is 11.3 more points than the total of 125 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Bulldogs this season is 6.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Huskies put up just 4.7 more points per game (72.1) than the Bulldogs give up (67.4).
  • When UConn scores more than 67.4 points, it is 4-2 overall and 4-0 against the spread.
  • Butler is 0-2 overall and 0-2 against the spread when allowing more than 72.1 points.
  • The Bulldogs score an average of 63.9 points per game, just 0.3 fewer points than the 64.2 the Huskies give up.
  • Butler has put together a 3-0 ATS record and a 4-2 overall record in games it scores more than 64.2 points.
  • UConn’s record is 1-3 overall and 3-1 against the spread when it gives up more than 63.9 points to its opponents.
  • The Huskies have put up a total of 79 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 7.9 per game), while the Bulldogs have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 42 total points, -3.5 per game).

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UConn Betting Information

  • UConn has been good against the spread this season, posting a 7-2 record.
  • When favored by at least 6 points, the Huskies have put up a 2-2 record ATS.
  • UConn has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 5 of 9 games for a 55.6% rate.

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a 5-6-1 record against the spread, covering in only 41.7% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Bulldogs have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this season — 5 of 12 (41.7%).

Head to Head

UConn vs Butler (Last 1 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 UConn -1 128.5 -116 -105 Regular Season 72-60 UCONN

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UConn Leaders

  • The Huskies scoring leader is James Bouknight, who averages 20.3 per contest to go with 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
  • Tyrese Martin leads the Huskies in rebounding, averaging 7.3 per game, while R.J. Cole leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.0 in each contest.
  • Tyler Polley’s 1.9 made threes per game lead the Huskies.
  • Martin is UConn’s leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Isaiah Whaley leads them in blocks with 2.4 per contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Bolden is at the top of the Bulldogs scoring leaderboard with 13.5 points per game. He also grabs 3.9 rebounds and averages 1.1 assists per game.
  • The Bulldogs’ leader in rebounds is Bryce Nze with 8.1 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Aaron Thompson with 4.3 per game.
  • Bolden provides the bulk of the Bulldogs’ three-point shooting production. He makes 3.1 threes per game to pace the team.
  • Butler’s leader in steals is Myles Tate with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Nze with 0.7 per game.
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