Monday, October 29, 2012

Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray Medical Park

anadolu efes galatasaray pick
Last year's Euroleague participant Galatasaray Medical Park couldn't qualify to play in Euroleague again,so this year they will participate to the Eurocup instead. Galatasaray Medical Park started to the season with drastic changes both in coaching and in the squad. The team was handed in to E.Ataman who coached Montepaschi Siena and won the last saporta cup with them. He was also the head coach of Besiktas JK who won Eurochallenge cup last year.

During the offseason, Galatasaray Medical Park acted aggressivelly, signing David Hawkins and Ersin Dagli from Besiktas JK, Jamal Gordon from CSKA, Henry Domercant from Unics Kazan and Boniface Ndong from Barcelona Regal and Milan Macvan from Partizan. Some of the Turkish players left the squad. Considering the amount of money, they are definitelly a title candidate both in Eurocup and Turkish League. Galatasaray Medical Park is 2/2 in the league so far. They were also 3/3 in Turkish cup group stage where they managed to beat also rivalry Pianigiani's Fenerbahce Ulker.

Anadolu Efes, as we all know, is a regular participant of Euroleague and always a title candidate in Turkish League.After losing against Emporio Armani Milano, they won their following 2 games consecutivelly, trailing their opponents with at least 25 points in each game. Anadolu Efes is a team with full of a talent, for them, it is just a question of whether or not they could manage to act as a proper team both in offense and defense. They are also 2/2 at the league so far.

Today's game will bring their first loss to either team. Galatasaray head Coach Ataman's basketball mentality is based on taking defensive cautions seriosly. He is also quite capable of making right in game decisions. Anadolu Efes coach Mahmudi, on the other hand, is more like a coach of stable basketball mentality. None of them are laid back, where you can see them always excited and tense in their benches, during the game. Anadolu Efes is in shape, but their calendar is much more loaded when compared to their visitors. Since, Eurocup season is not started yet, Galatasaray is well rested now, which gives them some edge over Anadolu Efes. Within Turkish League, only 3 foreign players are allowed simultaneously at the court. So, both teams have to alter their rotations, giving more minutes to their Turkish players. Although, this is a predicament for both coaches, I doubt if Mahmudi and his players who receive less or no minutes in Euroleague are ready for this challenge. Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic and Jamont Lucas Gordon at Anadolu Efes and David Hawkins at Galatasaray Medical Park are at top shape.

Last year, E.Ataman was so superior over rivalry coaches in terms of motivating his own squad for big games like this one. Despite game being scheduled in Anadolu Efes court, there will be more Galatasaray spectators chilling, for sure. So, it is absolutelly wrong to consider Galatasaray playing on the road. Rested Galatasaray has just the same chance of winning the game as Anadolu Efes who might look nominally superior. Henry Domercant has been injured for a while but he'll play against Anadolu Efes. This will make things much easier for Galatasaray's scoring. The handicap is quite high in a game which I expect to being played head to head till the final possession.

Pick : Galatasaray Medical Park +4.5 @ 1.88

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