Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pinar Karsiyaka - Aliaga Petkim


Pinar Karsiyaka Aliaga Petkim pick
Pinar Karsiyaka and Aliaga Petkim are set to face each other in a rivalry game on wednesday evening for 11th match day of Turkish Basketball league. Since both sides are the teams of Izmir city, it is possible to name this match up as a derby of Izmir.

Pinar Karsiyaka has had great season so far. They lost only once at home against Banvit while they did their way through to Eurochallenge Top 16 with a record of 6/6. Most remarkably, Pinar Karsiyaka managed to defeat all three Istanbul giants at home, sort of treating them equally in an ironic manner. This wednesday, they are going to host Aliaga Petkim squad which had some delusional performances in the past.

Visiting Aliaga Petkim, despite bad start to the season, seems to have gained some momentum recently. I watched their latest game 3 days ago when they hosted Besiktas. They played quite well especially at the third quarter and took the lead till the final 3-4 minutes. Then Patrick Christopher and Cevher Ozer in Besiktas stepped forward and brought the victory to visiting Besiktas during clutch times. Although, they lost the game at the end, Aliaga Petkim showed some impressive performance durint the game.

Home side Pinar Karsiyaka is a clear favourite here;however, I don't expect them to clinch the victory as easily as it seems. Aliaga Petkim, especially with the return of Preston Shumpert seemed much improved offensivelly. They have Torin Jamal Francis who is a great player in the paint. Their offense runs through Tu Holloway and Lionell Chalmers while Ersin Gorkem provides the required outside shooting. Orhan Haciyeva didn't play against Besiktas, so I assume he is still missing. Pinar Karsiyaka when playing against big teams shows great motivation but Aliaga Petkim isn't one of them to be motivated highly. I think the given spread against the home side is very high.

Pick : Aliaga Petkim +11.5 @ 1.88







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