Saturday, December 22, 2012

Anadolu Efes - Pinar Karsiyaka

Anadolu Efes  Pinar Karsiyaka pick
The most important game of the weekend is played between Anadolu Efes and Pinar Karsiyaka on sunday afternoon. Anadolu Efes defeated Besiktas a few days ago while Pinar Karsiyaka managed to return with a victory from Antalya. In such weeks where teams get closer to the end of first half of Turkish Basketball season, this game is particularly important to decide the ranking of the teams for the playoffs.

Home side Anadolu Efes, despite being criticized heavily of being unable to dominate as much as they should, continue winning at the league. They suffered their first defeat against Galatasaray Medical Park in the first weeks of season.They face another good team Pinar Karsiyaka at home this sunday.

Pinar Karsiyaka is one of the best teams suffering only two defeats at the league so far. They defeated strong teams at home while they only lost once on the road which was a surprising loss handed in by unpredictable Tofas team. Even that loss could have been avoided as it was handed in during the overtime. After having already proved how tough Pinar Karsiyaka is at home, They now focus on to present a good performance this time on the road to show everyone that Pinar Karsiyaka can play just that well on the road as well.

Pinar Karsiyaka head coach Ufuk Sarica is formerly employed by Anadolu Efes, so this is going to be an emotional match for him. He'll certainly seek to defeat a team whom he served many years as a player and some time as a trainer. This year he managed to create a team which is competent on the both defensive and offensive sides of the game. Although Anadolu Efes is a roster of great quality, Pinar Karsiyaka has enough depth in their roster to confront them properly. The given spread is ridiculous which I believe is caused by the existence of big names such as Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic etc. on Anadolu Efes side. While Pinar Karsiyaka victory is also likely, there is no way Anadolu Efes could defeat them covering the spread.

Pick : Pinar Karsiyaka +10.5 @ 1.88

Good luck and happy betting!

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