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 WinThe 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 WinThe 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.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Alabama is:
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Rhode Island is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up loss.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.