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    The No. 5 seed Saint Thomas Tommies (18-13, 9-9 Summit) are favored by 3.5 points in their Summit Tournament matchup against the No. 4 seed Western Illinois Leathernecks (16-13, 9-9 Summit) on Sunday at Denny Sanford Premier Center, starting at 7:00 PM on ESPN+. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Tommies vs. Leathernecks?

    • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center

    Betting Lines for Tommies vs. Leathernecks

    St. Thomas vs Western Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    St. Thomas -3.5 145.5

    St. Thomas Betting Stats & Information

    • St. Thomas has gone 14-2 in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 87.5%).
    • The Tommies have a 10-1 record (winning 90.9% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -164 or shorter.
    • So far this season, the Tommies have compiled an 18-10-1 record against the spread.
    • The Leathernecks are 8-5 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
    • St. Thomas’ average point total in matchups this year is 145.2, 0.3 points below the total in this game.

    Western Illinois Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Western Illinois has won five out of the 14 games, or 35.7%, in which it has been the underdog.
    • This season, the Leathernecks have won four of their 13 games, or 30.8%, when they’re the underdog by at least +138 on the moneyline.
    • The Leathernecks’ ATS record is 15-11-0 this season.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 3.5 points or more, the Leathernecks have an 8-5 record against the spread.
    • The average point total for Western Illinois this season is 0.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    St. Thomas vs. Western Illinois Season Stat Comparison

    St. Thomas Rank St. Thomas AVG Western Illinois AVG Western Illinois Rank
    112th 74.7 Points Scored 73.5 134th
    190th 70.5 Points Allowed 72.6 255th
    328th 28.5 Rebounds 30.7 248th
    310th 6.8 Off. Rebounds 8 223rd
    33rd 9 3pt Made 7 224th
    179th 13 Assists 13.8 128th
    12th 9.5 Turnovers 10.2 30th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Saint Thomas Tommies Leaders

    • Andrew Rohde leads the Tommies in points and assists per game, scoring 16.6 points and distributing 3.7 assists.
    • Parker Bjorklund is St. Thomas’ best rebounder, hauling in an average of 5.1 boards in each contest while scoring 14.7 points per game.
    • Riley Miller makes more threes per game than any other member of the Tommies, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.7 per contest.

    Western Illinois Leathernecks Leaders

    • The Leathernecks’ Trenton Massner puts up enough points (19.3 per game) and assists (5.3 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
    • Jesiah West’s stat line of 7.4 rebounds, 9.6 points and 2.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Western Illinois rebounding leaderboard.
    • Massner is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Leathernecks, hitting three threes per game.

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