The Rhode Island Rams (1-1) challenge the Alabama Crimson Tide (1-1) at the Thomas M. Ryan Center. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 15, 2019.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Rhode Island Rams Free Prediction
The Crimson Tide come in on a high note after dismantling the Florida Atlantic Owls in their last game, 78-59. The Crimson Tide had a much better free throw rate (0.288 vs. 0.087) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.384). Kira Lewis Jr. had a good outing for Alabama, contributing 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
In the Rams’ last game, they got blown out by the No. 7 Maryland Terrapins, 73-55. Maryland’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Rhode Island. The Terrapins had a rate of 0.304, while the Rams posted a mark of 0.119. Rhode Island’s Cyril Langevine finished with six points and 17 rebounds in the game.
When considering effective field goal percentage, Rhode Island should have a considerable edge. Dating back to last season, the Rams defense ranks 94th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.485), while the Alabama offense ranks 226th in effective field goal percentage (0.500).
Alabama at Rhode Island Free Pick
Free Basketball Tip: ATS Winner – Rhode Island
Rhode Island ranks 76th in steals per game (7.0) while Alabama ranks 267th (4.8).
The Crimson Tide rank 22nd in blocks per game (4.7) while the Rams rank 153rd in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Alabama ranks 51st in rebounds per game (38.2) while Rhode Island ranks 166th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).
The Crimson Tide rank 182nd in three pointers attempted per game (21.8) while the Rams rank 285th (19.0).
Alabama ranks 44th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Rhode Island ranks 114th (12.5).