Alabama vs. Pennsylvania - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pennsylvania Quakers (0-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (0-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -7.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Penn Quakers and the Alabama Crimson Tide will meet up on the college basketball circuit Tuesday.
Penn managed a pretty solid regular season overall in 2018-19, going 19-12. That said, the Quakers stumbled a bit in Ivy League play with a 7-7 record that left them in fourth place in the conference.
In the Ivy League Tournament, Penn matched up against Harvard. It was an early exit for the Quakers there, as they dropped the game 66-58 to end their season.
Over on the Alabama side, they managed to go 18-16 last season. The Crimson Tide finished way down in ninth place in the SEC standings however, with an 8-10 record there.
The Crimson Tide managed to beat Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament, but fell to Kentucky 73-55 in the second round. Alabama got an invitation to the NIT, but fell in overtime to Norfolk State in the first round there 80-79.
The Quakers are 6-0 ATS in their last six Tuesday games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine non-conference games. Penn is 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and the under is 6-0 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Tide are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall. Alabama is 0-5 ATS in their last five home games and the under is 10-2 in their last 12 overall.
Penn kicked off last season on a pretty good run, and they opened up at 10-2. A four-game losing streak came after that, and the Quakers were never the same down the line.
Alabama jumped out to a nice 10-3 start last season, but when the conference games started they faltered—which is understandable when you look at the competition in the SEC.
All things considered however, for now the Tide should be just fine and have no troubles here.