The Western Michigan Broncos will look to register their third win in a row when they take on the St. Thomas (MN) Tommies in non-conference action on Friday in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Tommies (3-4), who have dropped three of four, fell 64-51 at Green Bay on Saturday. The Broncos (2-4), meanwhile, have been playing well of late. After a 63-59 loss at Northwestern on Nov. 14 and a 73-56 loss at Ohio State on Nov. 19, Western Michigan followed that up with back-to-back wins over Southeastern Louisiana (68-67) on Nov. 24 and Mercer (72-66) on Saturday, during the Emerald Coast Classic.
The game will tip off at 5 p.m. ET at University Arena. St. Thomas is averaging 66.8 points per game, while Western Michigan averages 67. The Broncos are 2.5-point favorites in the latest St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 133. Before making any Western Michigan vs. St. Thomas picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 4 of the 2023-24 season on an 94-61 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It is also off to an 8-2 roll on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Western Michigan vs. St. Thomas:
- St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan spread: Western Michigan -2.5
- St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan over/under: 133 points
- St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan money line: St. Thomas +125, Western Michigan -147
- STT: The Tommies have hit the team total under in 12 of their last 16 away games (+7.40 units)
- WMU: The Broncos have hit the game total under in 7 of their last 14 games at home (+0.40 units)
- St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Western Michigan can cover
Guard Seth Hubbard was a factor down the stretch last season and that has carried over this year, reaching double-figure scoring in each of the first six games in 2023-24. The sophomore scored 17 points on Saturday against Mercer and has scored in double digits in 10 of his last 14 games going back to 2022-23. So far this year, Hubbard is tied for sixth in the Mid-American Conference in scoring at 17.2 points per game, and is tied for first in made 3-pointers per game at 3. Hubbard scored a career-high 24 points in the loss at Ohio State.
Junior forward Owen Lobsinger is coming off a career-high 25-points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of action in the win over Mercer. He went 9-for-16 from the field and 4-for-5 from 3-point range. He grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds against Ohio State. Lobsinger has scored no fewer than 11 points in three of his last five games. See which team to pick here.
Why St. Thomas can cover
The Tommies have been led by senior forward Parker Bjorklund. In seven starts, he has reached double-digit scoring five times, including a 22-point performance in a 61-60 loss to Cal-Poly on Nov. 17. In the loss at Green Bay, he scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds. In 26.1 minutes per game, he leads St. Thomas in scoring at 13.9 points, and rebounding at 5.1. He is also dishing out 1.7 assists per game.
Senior guard Raheem Anthony is also a big part of the Tommies' success. He is averaging 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and one steal per game. He has been red hot from the floor, connecting on 52% of his field goals, including a blistering 46.2% from 3-point range. In the loss to Green Bay, he scored 18 points, while adding four assists, three rebounds and two steals. See which team to pick here.
How to make St. Thomas vs. Western Michigan picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over the total, projecting 143 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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