Butler vs UConn Pick: Tuesday, January 26th with Maxwell Smart
Butler vs UConn Pick January 26, 2021: Butler has won 2 straight, and are coming off a 67-53 win at DePaul as 2 point underdogs. Leading scorer Senior guard Jair Bolden went for 21 points in the win. He’s averaging 13.5 points on the season. His backcourt partner senior Aaron Thompson averages 13.1 points and 4.3 assists so far this season. The Bulldogs hit 42.6% from the field, 34.7% from 3, and struggled from the stripe, hitting just 60.8%.
UConn is coming off 2 tough losses on Monday the 18th they lost at home to St John’s 74-70 as 7 point favorites. They followed that up with a 74-66 loss at Creighton on Saturday as 8.5 point dogs. They struggled shooting the ball vs Creighton hitting 36.5% from the field and 30.4% from 3. RJ Cole led the Huskies with 14 points and 5 assists. This team is a team in transition. Leading scorer James Bouknight is out indefinitely with an elbow injury. Nobody knows this team better than Maxwell Smart.
Butler Bulldogs (5-7, 4-5 Big East) at UConn Huskies (7-3, 4-3 Big East)
Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT