Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The recap of the week (24.10.12-29.10.12)


Dear Ofeek Basketball readers,

By this post, I would like to evaluate this week's picks, revisiting them one by one and comment on the outcomes of them.

We started to the week with two Women Euroleague Picks. Tarsus played against Spartak in Moscow, whereas Galatasaray was hosted by Crotian squad Novi Zagreb. Tarsus, despite being a first timer, performed surprisingly well against Spartak Moscow, not being swept out as bookies and we thought and handed us a losing pick. Galatasaray, on the other hand, played surprisingly well, not being affected by the absence of their star players at all and swept out first time participant Crotian Novi Zagreb in front of their home crowd. Both results were totally unexpected which certainly helped bookies make lots of profit.

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After women's euroleague competition, three men's euroleague picks were presented here. We backed our money on game total under in Besiktas JK's game against Barcelona Regal, knowing that they were supposed to control the tempo and backed Anadolu Efes half time handicap, knowing that Anadolu Efes were to smash Cedevita Zagreb already at the first half. Both picks were succesfull. We evaluated also a player performance pick, hoping Erazem Lorbek to score more than 11 points. However, he neither received as many minutes as he played per game nor made as many field goal attempts as he averaged in previous games. So, loss for this pick became inevitable.

During the weekend, Ofeek readers had the chance to consider 5 picks in 5 different games from Turkish Basketball League. On saturday, we were 2/3, winning on 2 handicap picks with odds of 1.88 each and losing for our money line choice whose odd was 1.57 only. The losing pick was a complete underdog which surprised not only us but anyone else too. On sunday, we had totally bad luck. We addressed the reasonably right pick by backing handicap on behalf of Mersin against Fenerbahce. Till the beginning of second half, score was going quite well on behalf of our pick; however, Mersin Bsb's American Center John Edward Prince punched his opponent David Andersen and he was kicked out of the game by referees. This unprofessional behaviour turned things around completelly, causing Fenerbahce being awakened. The final score is totally misleading. If it weren't Prince, Fenerbahce wouldn't have defeated Mersin so badly. Honestly, the final pick of the week was quite an obvious one. I always prefer to be on the safe side exploiting + handicap for away team, rather than being greedy and staking on riskier money line option. As presumed, Galatasaray defeated tired and unprepared Anadolu Efes comfortably.

As a result, I believe we had a quite successful betting weekend by which I hope Ofeek readers might have made enough profit. We'll continue to work harder together to beat bookies even further.

See you with new picks in the near future.

Ofeek Admin



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