Friday, November 30, 2012

Hacettepe University - Pinar Karsiyaka

Hacettepe University Pinar Karsiyaka pick
After suffering their first defeat at home this year, Pinar Karsiyaka will be visiting Hacettepe University this saturday. Hacettepe University defeated by Besiktas on the road the previous week will face another tough opponent to seek their chances of victory.

Recap of November 2012

turkish basketball november 2012 yield
Ofeek basketball started to present picks in the second half of October. We started to keep our statistics for the first time during November 2012. During the month, 42 picks were presented on those pages. Although, we started to the month terribly, with a couple of bad streaks, things got much better in the second half of the month where we improved our record remarkably.

Besiktas Istanbul - Barcelona Regal

Besiktas Barcelona pick
Undefeated Barcelona Regal will visit Besiktas in Istanbul where the home side already achieved qualification to the next stage of Euroleague 2012-2013 season and will look to hand in the first defeat to its opponents. They lost the first game 72-60 on the road when Barcelona Regal dominated the game especially at the second half.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Henry Domercant is injured at Galatasaray Medical Park

Henry Domercant injured and out of action for 6 months
Galatasaray Medical Park announced a bad news today. Their scoring guard Henry Domercant has torn ligaments in his right knee and he was operated for this injury, tonight. He is likely to be out of action for about 6 months. According to the sources, Galatasaray Medical Park is looking for a replacement of him where Puerto Ricon guard Carlos Arroyo is one of the candidates seriously considered.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cedevita Zagreb - Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Cedevita Zagreb Anadolu Efes pick
Crotian side Cedevita Zagreb will host Anadolu Efes in Drazen Petrovic arena for a crucial match up that decides whether or not they could continue to fight for qualifying to the Top 16 of Euroleague 2012-2013 season. Visiting Anadolu Efes is just one victory away from qualification that is, they guarantee to qualify to the top 16 provided that they defeat Cedevita Zagreb on thursday evening.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Galatasaray Medical Park - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Galatasaray Medical Park Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar pick
Those who follow this page will remember that last week I mentioned the difficult circumstances Galatasaray Medical Park faced before actually facing Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar team. Due to unforeseen problems, Galatasaray Medical Park was handed a slaughtering defeat by a margin of 25 points. Same Galatasaray Medical Park team will look for a revenge at Abdi Ipekci arena tomorrow night when Lokomotiv Kuban visits them for the 4th match day of Eurocup 2012-2013 season.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Besiktas - Hacettepe University

besiktas hacettepe university pick
Euroleague contester Besiktas and Turkish league's mediocre team Hacettepe University will face in each other for the closedown match up of match day 7 in monday evening. Besiktas made it their way to Top 16 just 2 days ago by defeating Brose Baskets with a decent come back achieved in the second half of the game. Hacettepe University at home lost an important game against Mersin Bsb. last week and they will look for a surprise to compensate it by defeating Besiktas on the road.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Olin Edirne - Anadolu Efes

olin edirne anadolu efes pick
Olin Edirne is one of the teams with a low budget within the league and they'll host an expensive opponent on sunday aftenoon in Edirne. Anadolu Efes is coming after a heavy loss handed in by Olympiakos during the week. So, they'll try to recover this loss by defeating Olin Edirne.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Galatasaray Medical Park - Mersin

galatasaray medical park mersin pick
Mersin Bsb. finally achieved their first victory when they visited Hacettepe University last week. This week, they'll visit Galatasaray Medical Park which comes off a heavy loss attained in Krasnodar only 3 days ago. Exhausted Galatasaray Medical Park will try to bounce back with a victory against a relieved Mersin Bsb. who will try to surprise their opponents on saturday afternoon.

Ted Kolejliler - Antalya

ted ankara antalya pick
One of the most exciting teams of season, Ted Kolejliler, is going to host poorly performing Antalya Bsb., a team that is badly in need of victory. Visitors suffered a disappointing defeat against Erdemir at their own arena, so Antalya Bsb. will try to compensate that loss when they are hosted by Ted Kolejliler on saturday afternoon.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Besiktas - Brose Baskets

Besiktas Brose Baskets pick
Besiktas and Brose Baskets will challenge each other in an important match up such that a victory could open up the doors to Euroleague Top 16 for either side, especially for hosts. If Besiktas wins this game, it is possible to say that they are %99.9 qualified for the next stage.(Unless they are beaten by Lietuvos Rytas at home by losing the double average clause)

Joey Dorsey at Royal Hali Gaziantep

Joey Dorsey signed with Gaziantep
Turkish Basketball league's new team Royal Hali Gaziantep has made a spectacular addition by signing Joey Dorsey to his squad. American center played in Olympiakos last year where he also won Euroleague title. The 6-7 center averaged 14 minutes, 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds last year when he helped his team to become European Champion.

He wore Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors jerseys previously before moving to Europe for playing Spanish team Caja Laboral. After Caja Laboral, he was signed by Olympiakos where he achieved the biggest success of his career.

Joey Dorsey was also named as Defensive Player of the year in Greek league last season.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fenerbahce Ulker - Union Olimpija

fenerbahce ulker union olimpija pick
In a crucial match up, Fenerbahce Ulker is going to host Union Olimpija whom they defeated 75-81 on the road about a month ago. Visitors so far have only 2 victories, both attained against group worst Mapooro Cantu. It's a game which could decide the fate of the 3rd and 4th seeds of group A.

Banvit BK - Azovmash Mariupol

Banvit BK BC Azovmash pick
In the 3rd match day of Eurocup, Banvit BK will host BC Avovmash in Bandirma tonight. The home side is 1/1 so far where Banvit BK lost its first game against Valencia on the road and won the second one at home against s.Oliver Baskets at home. Visiting Azovmash Mariupol doesn't have any victory yet.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban - Galatasaray Medical Park

lokomotiv kuban galatasaray medical park pick
Lokomotiv Kuban and Galatasaray Medical Park face each other in a game that will decide the leader of Group E. Both teams won their first 2 games, so either side will suffer their first defeat tomorrow night in Krasnodar.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Michelin Etha Engomis - Pinar Karsiyaka

etha engomis pinar karsiyaka pick
Undefeated Pinar Karsiyaka will travel to Cyprus to confront Michelin Etha Engomis who suffered heavy defeats in the first two weeks of Eurochallenge 2012-2013 season. Home side hosted the other Turkish team of group A last week and this time they'll have even tougher match up in front of their home crowd.

Turkish Basketball League Standings (Matchday #6)

Turkish Basketball League Matchday #6 Results

Turk Telekom - Anadolu Efes

turk telekom anadolu efes pick
In the closedown of match day #6, Turk Telekom is going to host Anadolu Efes in Ankara tonight. Last week, Turk Telekom defeated Tofas on the road by executing a final possession properly, whereas Anadolu Efes managed to take down visiting Aliaga Petkim at the final quarter after 3 quarters of head to head scoring.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Aliaga Petkim - Olin Edirne

aliaga petkim olin edirne pick
Olin Edirne will be visiting Aliaga on sunday afternoon after defeating Antalya Bsb. at home last weekend. This is an important game for both sides as they strive to improve their league positions week by week. Branislav Ratkovica who started to the season with Aliaga Petkim but then waived will also play against his old team to help his new team Olin Edirne to win this game.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Royal Hali Gaziantep - Pinar Karsiyaka

royal hali gaziantep pinar karsiyaka pick

Turkish League's new team Royal Hali Gaziantep will face another decent team at home on saturday afternoon when Pinar Karsiyaka visits Gaziantep to achieve their first win on the road. Both teams played against elite teams last week; Pinar Karsiyaka defeated Fenerbahce Ulker at home whereas Royal Hali Gaziantep on the road surrenderred against Besiktas in the second half of the game.

Antalya BSB. - Erdemir

antalya erdemir pick
Antalya Bsb. and Erdemir are two teams which have only one victories. One of them will add another victory to their record and could possibly rise a few places in the standings.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Anadolu Efes - EA7 Emporio Armani

anadolu efes emporio armani pick

In the last game of Euroleague 2012-2013 season's sixth match day, Anadolu Efes will host Emporio Armani Milano whom they lost against 80-75 in the opening game of this year's euroleague season. Both teams suffered heavy defeats last week, so either team will have a chance to regain confidence.

Partizan - Besiktas

partizan besiktas pick
One of the toughest games of the night will take place in Belgrad tonight when Partizan will host Besiktas JK for their sixth match of group stage. Home side hasn't obtained a victory yet and they'll try to achieve their first win of the season in Euroleague. Besiktas, after beating Rytas on the road last weekend, is at ease but this doesn't mean that they let Partizan take the control. They'll certainly try to add another win to their record as well.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BC Khimki - Fenerbahce Ulker

BC Khimki Fenerbahce Ulker pick

BC Khimki is a team that has been on fire recently. They'll host struggling Fenerbahce Ulker in the opening game of Euroleague's sixth match day within 2012-2013 season. BC Khimki lost the first game 92-80 on the road and tomorrow they'll try to take revenge of it. Fenerbahce Ulker whose form level is quite questionable right now is a tough match ahead of itself.


turkish basketball league fixtures

Galatasaray Medical Park - BC Donetsk

galatasary bc donetsk pick
After a fantastic debut against Tauron Liga's Trefl Sopot, Galatasaray Medical Park will host Ukraine's BC Donetsk on wednesday evening. BC Donetsk lost its first game at home against Lokomotiv Kuban and visitors will try to avoid another one consecutively.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Banvit BK Bandirma - s.Oliver Baskets Würzburg

banvit s.oliver würzburg basket pick

Banvit started to Eurocup 2012-2013 season with a defeat against last year's runners up Valencia Basket on the road. In the second matchday, they will host first time participating s.Oliver Basket at home. After losing against a tough opponent last week, Banvit Bandirma will definitelly do everything to obtain their first victory this season.

Michelin Etha Engomis - Tofas

etha tofas pick
Cyprus' Michelin Etha will host Tofas to achieve their first victory within Group A of Eurochallenge 2012-2013 season. Tofas, after losing against Pinar Karsiyaka by the final possession of game, will try to avoid second consecutive loss in this tough match up on the road.

Pinar Karsiyaka - K.R.K.A. Novo Mesto

karsiyaka krka pick
Pinar Karsiyaka and Novo Mesto will face each other to take the lead of the group A in Eurochallenge cup when Pinar Karsiyaka hosts Krka Novo Mesto tonight. Visitors smashed their opponents in the first matchday, achieving the only team to score in 3 digits, whereas hosts won their first match up against Tofas by the last possession of the game.

Turkish Basketball League Standings (Matchday #5)

turkish basketball league standings

Turkish Basketball League Matchday #5 Results

turkish basketball league results

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Anadolu Efes - Aliaga Petkim

anadolu efes aliaga petkim pick
The most expensive squad of Turkish League, Anadolu Efes, will host Aliaga Petkim in the closing game of 5th match day. Anadolu Efes has just suffered another loss handed in by Zalgiris Kaunas and they will play another uneasy game without resting much. Aliaga Petkim finally managed to have another victory against Turk Telekom on the road in previous match day and they will try to surprise everyone, by winning another victory, this time against Anadolu Efes.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pinar Karsiyaka - Fenerbahce Ulker

Pinar Karsiyaka Fenerbahce pick
Two teams who competed in European competitions during mid week will face each other on sunday afternoon. Pinar Karsiyaka started to Eurochallenge 2012-2013 season with a victory granted with the last possession of the game against Tofas, whereas Fenerbahce Ulker was heavily defeated by Mapooro Cantu on the road. Soon after such a disappointing defeat, Fenerbahce Ulker team has to visit another tough arena, this time for Turkish Basketball league.

Besiktas - Royal Hali Gaziantep

besiktas gaziantep basketball pick

After defeating Lietuvos Rytas on the road 3 days ago, Besiktas will host Turkish Basketball League's new team Royal Hali Gaziantep on sunday afternoon. Visitors were one of two teams who were without a victory yet;however, they defeated Mersin Bsb. last week at their home, leaving their opponents alone at the bottom of standings.

Olin Edirne - Antalya BSB

olin edirne antalya basketball pick
Olin Edirne will host Antalya Bsb., one of the biggest relegation candidates this season. The hosts have hard time, achieving another victory as they've lost the last 3 games in a row. Antalya Bsb. could be just the right opponent to obtain their second winning in the 5th match day.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Erdemir - Galatasaray Medical Park

Erdemir Galatasaray basketball pick

Galatasaray Medical Park is one of the biggest favourites of Turkish league this year. They not only have depth established squad, but also have more balanced much schedule. Galatasaray's biggest opponents such as Anadolu Efes or Fenerbahce Ulker plays Euroleague games towards every weekend, either thursday or sunday, Whereas Galatasaray Medical Park participates in Eurocup whose games are scheduled every wednesday. So, Galatasaray Medical Park stays fresh for weekend's domesticu match up while its opponents are mostly exhausted after Euroleague match ups.


Turkish basketball league fixture

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Anadolu Efes - Zalgiris Kaunas

Anadolu Efes Zalgiris Kaunas pick

Undefeated leader of group C Zalgiris Kaunas visits Istanbul to be hosted by Anadolu Efes in 5th matchday of Euroleage 2012-2013 season. Hosting Anadolu Efes is placed in the second seed, right below leading Zalgiris Kaunas.  Home side will certainly seek to hand in their first defeat to Lithuanian Team.

Mehmet Okur announces his retirement

Mehmet Okur retirement
Former New Jersey Nets and Turkish national basketball team forward Mehmet Okur today announced his retirement from professional basketball. He said that due to his injuries in the recent years, he figured his body doesn't allow him  physically to get back to a top shape anymore. Therefore, he mentioned that maybe the best decision is to end his professional career here.

Mapooro Cantu - Fenerbahce Ulker

Fenerbahce Ulker coach Simone Pianigiani is on his motherland, visiting Mapooro Cantu with his new team tonight. After having faced them with Montepaschi Siena many times, he'll try to bring back a victory to Istanbul, this time for Fenerbahce Ulker.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lietuvos Rytas - Besiktas JK

Rytas will have a crucial match up when they will host Besiktas JK on the 5th matchday of Euroleague Group D. Besiktas JK comes to Lithuania with a record of 2/2, defeating Partizan at home and Brose Basket on the road, whereas they lost against Regal Barcelona on the road and against CSKA Moscow at home. For Rytas, on the other hand, this game is even more important because they are 1/3 where they had their only victory against Partizan 2 weeks ago at home.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trefl Sopot - Galatasaray Medical Park

Trefl Sopot Galatasaray basketball pick

Galatasaray Medical Park starts to its Eurocup adventure against Trefl Sopot who will have its Eurocup debut tomorrow night. Trefl Sopot is newly established team which was runner's up in Tauron Basket Liga last year and they  will step into European competions scene hosting one of the biggest favourites of this tournament.

Valencia Basket - Banvit BK Bandirma

Valencia Basket Banvit pick

Last year's Eurocup runner's up Valencia Basket will host Banvit BK tonight in the opening day of Eurocup Basketball 2012-2013 season. Banvit BK reached to top 16 last year in the same competition where Valencia Basket made it to the finals but lost against BC Khimki and finished the tournament at the second place.

Tofas - Pinar Karsiyaka

This is the second time two teams will be facing each other again. 3 days ago, Karsiyaka played against Tofas on the road and they lost with a buzzer beating three point shot after a game that went to the overtime with a final score of 80-80. Tonight, Karsiyaka will visit Tofas again, this time in the Eurochallenge scene,though.

Turkish Basketball League Standings (Matchday #4)

turkish basketball league standings

Turkish Basketball League Matchday #4 Results

Monday, November 5, 2012

The recap of the week (29.10.12 - 05.11.12)

Dear Ofeek Basketball readers,

It's time to evaluate this week's picks and performance again.

Although we started to the week with 2 NBA previews, my focus will be the bets starting from 1st of november because, we started to keep record of our picks on a monthly basis, starting from this month. Therefore, I'll omit those NBA picks in the below lines.