Thursday, November 8, 2012

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.

Mapooro Cantu impressed many people in Euroleague 2011-2012 season in spite of the expectations from them were not that high. However, this year, they lost some of their key players such as Gianluca Basile, Giorgi Shermadini, Vladimir Micov etc. Jerry Smith who broke his foot over the weekend is also unavailable for this game. So, coach Andrea Trinchieri is facing a lot of problems currently.

Fenerbahce Ulker, on the other hand, finds its rythm more and more each week. With the increasing contribution of David Andersen who lately joined to the team, Fenerbahce Ulker started to dominate their opponents especially in the offense. Other new signings Romain Sato and Mike Batiste also get accustomed to the playing style of Simone Pianigiani slowly. Bo McCalebb has been injured lately and he was rested against Besiktas JK last monday. According to the latest news, coach Pianigiani doesn't have any intention to risk him for future, so he'll probably be rested again. Bremer and Preldzic will try to replace his absence. Especially, Emir Preldzic's minutes might increase significantly tonight.

Fenerbahce has a lot of firepower; Bojan Bogdanovic, Ilkan Karaman and Omer Onan are at their top shape. David Andersen also played significantly better in the last 2 games. The team is capable of easily covering the absence of  starting point guard Bo McCalebb. Mapooro Cantu so far is only 1/4 in Euroleague, defeating only BC Khimki at home. Tonight, they'll have hard time containing their opponent coached by a trainer who knows Mapooro Cantu very well. Given the current form of visitors, the determined handicap is not so high. I suggest taking it with medium confidence. Just to remind you that relativelly weaker Fenerbahce Ulker managed to defeat Mapooro Cantu twice in both match ups last year.

Pick : Fenerbahce Ulker -5.5 @ 1.90

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1 comment:


    Fenerbahce Ulker lost miserably :(