Rhode Island at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 2.5 point favorites.
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Rhode Island comes into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. Alabama has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 80.4 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
12/02/17 F Nicola Akele Ankle is "?"
11/14/17 G E.C. Matthews Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Braxton Key Knee is out indefinitely
Andre Berry averages 10.4 points per game in 20.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Jared Terrell averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
John Petty averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 33%. Collin Sexton averages 22.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 301st and 240th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 74th place in the country. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in college basketball. Rhode Island averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 140th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 44th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 39th in D-1. They average 31.3 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 331st and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 149th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 143rd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 214th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 206th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Alabama is 92nd in Division 1 with 80.4 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 59th in the nation. They are 181st in college basketball in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game and 160th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Crimson Tide are 140th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Rams are 106th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 98 is ranked 152nd. In terms of pace they are 195th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 81st. As a team they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 341st in Division 1. Rhode Island is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 267th in the nation.
Alabama is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 76th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 111th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.6, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 108th. They are 77th in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 33rd. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 260th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -2.5
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