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#703 Alabama -1 vs.
#704 Rhode Island 148.5
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu



#703 Alabama
#704 University of Rhode Island


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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Rhode Island Rams

Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, RI

When: Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM. ET.

The Rhode Island Rams will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Maryland when they host the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday night.

Crimson Tide Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Crimson tide bounced back from their season-opening loss to Pennsylvania with a win over Florida Atlantic in their last game. They will be trying to keep the momentum going and pick up their second consecutive win when they face the Rams on Friday.

Alabama has played well offensively, averaging 79 points per game. However, the team hasn’t shot the ball well this season, making 39.3 percent of their field-goal attempts and 29 percent from three-point range. Expect the offense to get better as the season progresses.

In their last game, the Crimson Tide made 44 percent of their field goal attempts. Javian Davis led the team with 19 points and nine rebounds. Jaden Shackelford finished with 17 points and four rebounds, while Kira Lewis Jr. added 16 points, six rebounds, eight assists, and three steals for the Crimson Tide, who finished with four players scoring in double figures.

After giving up 81 points in their season-opener, the Crimson Tide did a better job in their last game and held the Owls to 59 points. They will need a similar effort to get past the Rams on Friday.

Rams Hoping Defense can Lead Team To Win

The Rams suffered their first loss of the season against seventh-ranked Maryland in their last game and will be trying to bounce back with a win on Friday night, which will give them their second win in their last three games.

Rhode Island hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 65.5 points per game. The team is shooting 34 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. After scoring 76 points in their season-opener, the Rams were held to 55 points by the Terrapins and will need to play better than they did in that game to pick up the win on Friday.

Jeff Dowtin led the Rams in the losing effort, finishing with 14 points and two steals, while Jermaine Harris added 10 points and five rebounds for the Rams, who finished with two players in double figures.

The Rams have played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 69 points per game. They struggled against the Terrapins, giving up 73 points in the loss, but will need to keep up the good work on the defensive end to have a chance to beat the Crimson Tide.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Crimson Tide have the advantage here because the Rams haven’t played well against the spread and have one of the worst offenses in the country, averaging 65.5 points per game. Rhode Island’s defense, which is giving up 69 points per game, will keep them in the game for a while, but the team’s offense will be unable to keep up with Alabama’s which is averaging 79 points per game this season, making Alabama the best bet here.

Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Crimson Tide are averaging 79 points per game, but they will fall short of their season average against the Rams, who are holding opponents to 69 points per game. Rhode Island is averaging 65.5 points per game, but the team will have a hard time going over its season average against the crimson Tide, which will keep the score under the total in this game.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Crimson Tide will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Rams in the first half, averaging 39 points per game while the Rams average 34 points per game.

Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Rams and Crimson Tide are averaging 73 combined points per game in the first half, and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.