Connecticut @ Butler
Current Records: Connecticut 12-4; Butler 9-8
What to Know
The #25 Connecticut Huskies have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. The Huskies and the Butler Bulldogs will face off in a Big East battle at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. UConn should still be feeling good after a win, while Butler will be looking to regain their footing.
Butler is out to make up for these teams' matchup on Tuesday. UConn enjoyed a cozy 76-59 victory over Butler. Five players on UConn scored in the double digits: guard R.J. Cole (17), guard Jordan Hawkins (14), forward Adama Sanogo (13), guard Andre Jackson (12), and forward Tyler Polley (10). Adama Sanogo has also now had at least three blocks in his past three games.
The Huskies are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with UConn, who are 8-8 against the spread.
UConn is now 12-4 while Butler sits at 9-8. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: UConn enters the game with 80 points per game on average, good for 24th best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Bulldogs are 13th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 62.4 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Butler.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse -- Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $33.33
The Huskies are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Huskies as an 8.5-point favorite.
Connecticut have won all of the games they've played against Butler in the last eight years.
- Jan 18, 2022 - Connecticut 76 vs. Butler 59
- Jan 26, 2021 - Connecticut 63 vs. Butler 51
- Jan 09, 2021 - Connecticut 72 vs. Butler 60
Injury Report for Butler
- Christian David: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
Injury Report for Connecticut
- Matt Garry: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
- Corey Floyd Jr.: Out (Not Injury Related)