Saint Thomas Tommies (13-8, 4-4 Summit) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (10-8, 3-4 Summit)
Macomb, Illinois; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Western Illinois -1.5; over/underneath is 147.5
BOTTOM LINE: St. Thomas takes on the Western Illinois Leathernecks after Parker Bjorklund scored 23 factors in St. Thomas’ 81-69 loss to the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.
The Leathernecks are 6-2 on their dwelling court docket. Western Illinois ranks second within the Summit with 14.2 assists per recreation led by Trenton Massner averaging 5.4.
The Tommies are 4-4 towards Summit opponents. St. Thomas is 1-0 in video games determined by 3 factors or fewer.
The matchup Saturday is the primary assembly of the season for the 2 groups in convention play.
TOP PERFORMERS: Massner is averaging 16.2 factors, 5.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.7 steals for the Leathernecks. Alec Rosner is averaging 14.8 factors during the last 10 video games for Western Illinois.
Andrew Rohde is averaging 14.7 factors and three.6 assists for the Tommies. Riley Miller is averaging 14.0 factors and a pair of.3 rebounds whereas taking pictures 42.8% during the last 10 video games for St. Thomas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Leathernecks: 6-4, averaging 73.6 factors, 32.0 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per recreation whereas taking pictures 44.2% from the sphere. Their opponents have averaged 70.0 factors per recreation.
Tommies: 6-4, averaging 74.9 factors, 27.0 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 6.8 steals and 1.8 blocks per recreation whereas taking pictures 44.0% from the sphere. Their opponents have averaged 72.5 factors.