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NCAAB Game Preview - Rams underdogs vs Crimson Tide at Alabama

Virginia Commonwealth RamsAlabama Crimson Tide
Nov 27, 9:30 PM | Coleman Coliseum

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD6-0

A key college battle sees the visiting Rams travelling to Alabama Sunday to take on the Crimson Tide on Sunday.

The Crimson Tide sport records of 6-0 and 3-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Rams have 3-2 and 1-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Crimson Tide and 2-2 for the Rams.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Crimson Tide as 15.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 321-rated Virginia Commonwealth taking on the No. 91-rated Crimson Tide in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-62 win for the Crimson Tide on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Alabama's No. 162-ranked scoring average of 69.5 PPG, against a Rams defense rated No. 78 and allowing 61.6 PPG. The Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, more than the Rams shooters have managed so far (36.8% per game).

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth won its last outing, a 68-45 result against Western Kentucky on November 23. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The battle between the Rams and Hilltoppers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Kentucky was handed a 68-45 defeat on Wednesday at EA Diddle Arena.

Alabama won its last outing, an 82-45 result against Alabama A&M on November 23. The Crimson Tide blew out Alabama A&M on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-45 win at Coleman Coliseum.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing South Florida are 2-0
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-3
After a win are 6-4

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Georgetown are 1-0
After playing Alabama A&M are 3-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Rams at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to South Florida, Wednesday, November 30
Alabama home to Georgetown, Thursday, December 1

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