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.

Anadolu Efes, despite their rotation depth, has a fluctuation performance both in domestic league and in Euroleague. The deep rotation makes it little bit more difficult for coach Oktay Mahmudi to name the roles properly within the team. He isn't said to have made his mind of how his squad should play; whether defensive minded or offensive minded or whether run&gun tempo or backcourt offense etc. Defensivelly, they aren't yet set either. So far, they've won all their games by scoring more than their opponents did rather than defending them. In addition, rotation for Turkish League requires more domestic players to play alongside each other on the court. This is not what Anadolu Efes practices in Euroleague scene. In short, in Anadolu Efes neither the roles have been distributed properly nor Coach Mahmudi has found his core line up's yet.

Aliaga Petkim started to season terribly in spite of they invested great deal of money this year. They were relegated from Eurochallenge cup, later they were out of Turkish cup quarterfinals and finally they started to the season with 1/3 record in the first 3 weeks. Some decisions were made. They reinforced the team with Caner Senturk and Lionell Devanna Chalmers. Point guard Branislav Ratkovica was waived. Instead of him,Tu Holloway was signed. They've been also waiting for the recovery of Preston Shumpert who is eligible to play in a Turkish Player quote. Last week, they managed to beat Turk Telekom on the road and finally they've diffused the dark clouds over the team.

Anadolu Efes lost miserably against Zalgiris. They couldn't even level the score almost the entire game. In less than 3 days after this defeat, they need to play another game against another motivated squad. After obtaining a longed victory, Aliaga will do everythin they could to add another one, at least not to surrender easily if they can't win. Anadolu Efes has great players but they are very likely to have some concentration problem when hosting Aliaga. Stanko Barac is still injured and he won't play. In visitors, Preston Shumpert is recovered and trains with the rest of the team, but he is not expected to play. Neither does Terrell Holloway. Visitors has the momentum and facing Anadolu Efes is just a great chance to prove something. They should be the more motivated side here. I think the handicap is little bit excessive here. Anadolu Efes victory is very likely;however, unless Anadolu Efes shoots too efficiently, a double digit win seems quite unrealistic to me. Therefore, I prefer to take my stake on behalf of visitors.

Pick : Aliaga Petkim +13.5 @ 1.88

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  1. According to latest news, Tu Holloway is expected to play

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    Aliaga couldn't stand the chance in the last quarter