Michigan vs. St. John’s: How to watch, prediction, odds, line for 2023 college basketball game

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The Michigan Wolverines and the St. John’s Red Storm will face off in a non-conference clash on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and will feature two teams that are expected to contend for their respective conference titles this season.

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Michigan looks to bounce back from first loss

The Wolverines, ranked No. 4 in the AP poll, suffered their first loss of the season on Tuesday, falling to Seton Hall 67-65 at home. Michigan struggled to make shots, shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 25 percent from the three-point line. The Wolverines also committed 16 turnovers and allowed the Pirates to score 17 points off those mistakes.

Michigan will look to regroup and improve its offensive execution against St. John’s. The Wolverines have a balanced attack, led by sophomore center Hunter Dickinson, who averages 15 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Senior guard Eli Brooks adds 13.7 points and 4.7 assists per game, while freshman forward Moussa Diabate contributes 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game off the bench.

The Wolverines are coached by Juwan Howard, who is in his third season at his alma mater. Howard has led Michigan to a 47-13 record and two NCAA tournament appearances, including a run to the Elite Eight last season.

St. John’s aims to extend winning streak to four games

The Red Storm, who are receiving votes in the AP poll, have won three straight games after dropping their season opener to Mississippi State. St. John’s has been impressive on both ends of the floor, averaging 86.8 points and holding opponents to 64.5 points per game. The Red Storm also rank second in the nation in steals per game with 14.3.

St. John’s is led by senior guard Julian Champagnie, who averages 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Champagnie is a preseason All-Big East selection and a candidate for the Wooden Award, given to the nation’s best player. Junior guard Posh Alexander adds 14.5 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 steals per game, while senior forward Joel Soriano chips in 10.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

The Red Storm are coached by Mike Anderson, who is in his third season at St. John’s. Anderson has a 38-24 record with the Red Storm and led them to the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 2015.

Prediction, odds, line for Michigan vs. St. John’s

According to the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook, Michigan is favored by 6.5 points over St. John’s, with the over-under set at 152.5. The Wolverines have a 58.9 percent chance of winning, according to the SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times.

The model has also generated picks for the point spread, money line and over-under for this matchup. Here are the predictions:

  • Point spread: Michigan -6.5
  • Money line: Michigan -280, St. John’s +230
  • Over-under: Under 152.5

The model likes the Wolverines to cover the spread and win by eight points, 80-72. The model also predicts that the game will go under the total, as both teams play at a moderate pace and have strong defenses.

By Kane Wilson

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