Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Besiktas Istanbul - Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Besiktas Maccabi Electra pick
In the sixth match day, winless Besiktas is preparing to host Israel's Maccabi Electra to achieve their first victory of this stage. Visiting Maccabi Electro which obtained their only victory against the other Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker will try to move higher in the standings by adding another win.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka - Joensuun Kataja

Pinar Karsiyaka Joensuun Kataja
In the third match day of Eurochallenge 2012 - 2013 season Top 16, Pinar Karsiyaka is going to host Finnish side Joensuun Kataja tonight. Pinar Karsiyaka remains unbeaten in the group whereas Kataja lost against Metan Medias last week after defeating BK Ventspils at home.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Turk Telekom - Besiktas

In the closedown match up, Besiktas is visiting Turk Telekom in Ankara tonight. Turk Telekom recently experienced change of duty in their bench, so they are going to play the first game with their new coach in charge.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Royal Hali Gaziantep - Olin Edirne

Royal Hali Gaziantep Olin Edirne pick
In a game which concerns the struggle in the low seeds of Turkish League standings, Royal Hali Gaziantep is going to host Olin Edirne this afternoon. After losing 6 in a row, visitin Olin Edirne is badly in need of victory whereas Royal Hali intends to secure its place even further by beating them.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Galatasaray Medical Park - Antalya Bsb.

Galatasaray Medical Park Antalya Bsb.
Turkish Basketball League kicks off again after a week of a break. Last weekend, there was Beko All Star game scheduled, so we continue to our picks with this game scheduled on saturday afternoon. Galatasaray Medical Park which defeated Ratiopharm Ulm just a few days ago has to face an opponent which fights to survive from the relegation;Antalya Bsb.

Bobby Brown points

Bobby Brown montepaschi siena
Montepaschi Siena is going to host Besiktas at home tonight. The handicap spread determined for this match up is -12.5 which I think is little bit high. Therefore, I would like to focus on one player performance choice rather than the spread.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Zalgiris Kaunas

Anadolu Efes Zalgiris Kaunas pick
Anadolu Efes and Zalgiris Kaunas are preparing to face each other third time this season. In the previous round, Zalgiris Kaunas managed to defeat Anadolu Efes in the both match ups. Tonight, home side Anadolu Efes will look to achieve their first victory of the season against Lithuanian side.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - Khimki Moscow Region

Fenerbahce Ulker BC Khimki Moscow region pick
Euroleague season continues non stop;however, home side Fenerbahce Ulker keeps struggling to turn the things around. After losing 4 games in a row where Fenerbahce Ulker allowed over 90 points in each of them, they are going to host another impressive team BC Khimki Moscow Region on thursday evening.

Banvit - Triumph Lyubertsy

Banvit Lyubertsy triump pick
In the third match day, Winless BC Triumph Lyubertsy is visiting Banvit BK in Bandirma. Home side Banvit achieved its first victory last week when they defeated Buducnost Voli at home, so this week they try to extend their winning streak further.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Galatasaray Medical Park - Ratiopharm Ulm

Galatasaray Ulm pick
In the third match day of Eurocup Top 16, Galatasaray Medical Park and Ratiopharm Ulm are facing each other. Both teams lost their first games;however, they also managed to achieve a victory on the road in previous week. So, one of them is going to gain great advantage for qualification tonight.

Monday, January 21, 2013

BK Ventspils - Pinar Karsiyaka

BK Ventspils Pinar Karsiyaka pick
In the second match day of Eurochallenge cup TOP 16, Pinar Karsiyaka is going to visi BK Ventspils in Latvia tomorrow. Pinar Karsiyaka comfortably beated CS Gaz Metan Medias last week whereas Bk Ventspils lost its first game in Finland. Although this could be a game with great importance to both sides, Bk Ventspils needs to take it even more seriously.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jose Calderon Assists

Jose Calderon toronto raptors assists
Tonight, there is an early game scheduled at 19:00 (CET) and there is a pick particularly i liked. So i decided to write about it. Let me also remind you that Nba League Pass has a free preview till January, 27th, so you can enjoy this game online without paying anything.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Omer Asik total points and rebounds

Omer Asik Mr Double Double
Houston Rockets is visiting Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. Rockets has lost six games in a row, so they will try to end this terrible streak tonight. Home side Timberwolves is dealing with injury problems, so it's going to be tough to prevail against Rockets tonight.

Jon Diebler; The most underrated talent of Turkish Basketball League

Jon Diebler is an american basketball player who currently plays for Pinar Karsiyaka. He is a class of 88' who played four seasons for Ohio State University. He's a holder of Ohio high school career scoring and big ten career three point field goal record of Ohio State University.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Maciej Lampe against Fenerbahce Ulker

Maciej Lampe caja laboral
Caja Laboral is going to Fenerbahce Ulker which is one of the worst rebounding teams of the league. They not only struggle grabbing boards inside but also have problems guarding the frontcourt rotation of opposition teams. Fenerbahce Ulker paint rotation consists of Mike Batiste, David Andersen and Oguz Savas.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker - Caja Laboral

Fenerbahce Ulker Caja Laboral tip
In the 4th match day of Euroleague top 16, Fenerbahce Ulker is hosting Caja Laboral Vitoria on friday evening. Fenerbahce Ulker has a current record of 0/3 while Caja Laboral is coming to Istanbul by winning their last 6 euroleague games in a row. It is a game with great importance to both side,if not slightly more important for hosts.

Besiktas JK - Barcelona

Besiktas is preparing to face Regal Barcelona for the third time this season. In the first meeting, Regal Barcelona defeated Besiktas at home 72-60 while Besiktas suffered even heavier loss in front of its home crowd 48-78. Barcelona Regal has already suffered one loss whereas home side Besiktas is 0/3 currently. Turkish side is going to surprise everyone by seeking a victory on thursday evening.

Banvit - Buducnost

Buducnost Voli Banvit Bandirma pick
Banvit Bandirma is hosting Buducnost Podgorica in the second match day of Eurocup Top 16. Home side Banvit lost its first game against Budivelnik on the road where they led the scoring as high as 8 points at the first half but BC Budivelnik Kiev managed to come back at the second half. Visint KK Buducnost Voli had a fantastic start to Top 16 with a home victory achieved against BC Triumph Lyubersty at home. It's going to be a crucial match up where a loss could possibly jeopardy Banvit's chances of qualification.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Crvena Zvezda - Galatasaray Medical Park

Crvena Zvezda - Galatasaray Medical Park pick
Eurocup 2012-2013 Season Top 16 games continue and Galatasaray Medical Park is visiting Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade this wednesday. After a non satisfying performance, Galatasaray Medical Park was beaten by Unics Kazan 74-80, so this unpleasent defeat meant this game a crucial importance for them. Hosts, on the other hand, started to the group stage pretty well by winning Ratiopharm Ulm on the road. Another victory might mean a half way through for Crvena Zvezda Telekom, so Galatasaray Medical Park has undoubtedly a tough match up ahead of them.

Pinar Karsiyaka - CS Gaz Metan Medias

Pinar Karsiyaka Gaz Metan Medias pick
After a month of break, Fiba Eurochallenge cup kicks in with TOP 16 matches today. One of the biggest Final Four candidates Pinar Karsiyaka is going to host Metan Medias which qualified from Group C of previous stage.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Turkish Basketball League Standings (Matchday #15)

Turkish Basketball League Matchday #15 Results

Royal Hali Gaziantep - Anadolu Efes

Royal Hali Gaziantep Anadolu Efes pick
Royal Hali Gaziantep is going to host Anadolu Efes for the closedown game of the match day 15. Anadolu Efes defeated Fenerbahce Ulker last week whereas Royal Hali Gaziantep suffered a heavy loss against Aliaga Petkim on the road.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker - Olin Edirne

Fenerbahce Ulker Olin Edirne pick
Another interesting game within sunday schedule is between those two teams. Both Fenerbahce Ulker and Olin Edirne are facing serious organization problems which makes it particularly interesting to focus on this game. Fenerbahce Ulker lost first 3 games of Euroleague while Olin Edirne lost 5 in a row in Turkish League. Unless serious measures are taken, Olin Edirne is heading towards the relegation zone to join Hacettepe University.

Besiktas - Mersin Bsb.

Besiktas Mersin Bsb pick
In the 15th match day, Besiktas is hosting Mersin Bsb. Home side Besiktas suffered another heavy defeat against Caja Laboral 3 days ago and they have to get back to the league without resting much. Mersin Bsb. which played all previous games on the road achieved their 5th victory last week will try to conclude this long road trip with a positive result.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka - Ted Kolejliler

Pinar Karsiyaka Ted Kolejliler pick
Although Antalya Bsb - Hacettepe University game has been interestingly chosen for a live television coverage this weekend, I think this is the game of the week, not that one. Pinar Karsiyaka and Ted Kolejliler are two most impressive teams of this season. In the last game of the first half of the fixture, they are facing each other.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Turk Telekom - Galatasaray Medical Park

Telekom Galatasaray pick
Galatasaray Medical Park which suffered a disappointing defeat against Unics Kazan only 2 days ago is visiting Turk Telekom in Ankara for the opening game of Turkish Basketball league's 15th match day. Last week, Turk Telekom's head coach Koray Es resigned from his duty, so Ankara team is going to face Galatasaray under the supervision of his assistant Tunc Girgin.

Rodney Carney at Antalya Bsb.

Antalya signed Rodney Carney
Antalya Bsb. who fights to avoid relegation within Turkish Basketball League realized an interesting signing by adding American guard / forward Rodney Carney. Carney who was 16th overall pick by Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 Nba draft also played in his 6 years NBA career for  Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies. At the beginning of this season, he was included in Miami Heat roster where he played preseason games;however, he was later on waived.

Anadolu Efes - Alba Berlin

Anadolu Efes Alba Berlin pick
Alba Berlin is visiting Anadolu Efes in Istanbul for friday night. It is definitely one of those games that Anadolu Efes must win if they are supposed to qualify through group E. Last weekend, Anadolu Efes comfortably beated Diamantidis short Panathinaikos 78-64.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Caja Laboral - Besiktas

Caja Laboral Besiktas pick
Caja Laboral is going to host Besiktas Istanbul in a match which was declared as the game of the week by Euroleague. Caja Laboral gained a remarkable momentum by the arrival of coach Zan Tabak, so it is going to be a tough road match up for visiting Besiktas.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Maccabi Electra - Fenerbahce Ulker

Maccabi Fenerbahce pick
The most disappointing Turkish side Fenerbahce Ulker is travelling to Tel Aviv to face Maccabi Electra in the third match day of Euroleague Top 16. Home side Maccabi Electra lost their previous match up with Caja Laboral due to an unsuccessful last offense where Maccabi Electro realized an amazing come back in the second half of the game. They couldn't collect the fruits of that come back last week, so they'll work hard to compensate that defeat against wounded Fenerbahce Ulker.

Galatasaray Medical Park - Unics Kazan

Galatasaray Unics pick
Two teams which are very likely to get as far as Eurocup final 4 are facing each other in the opening game of Top 16 group match up. Galatasaray Medical Park will look to beat their biggest opponent in the group while Unics Kazan try to prevail in Istanbul.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

BC Budivelnik Kiev - Banvit BK Bandirma

Budivelnik Banvit pick
Banvit Bandirma is going to visit BC Budivelnik in Kiev on wednesday evening to initiate their Eurocup top 16 adventure in 2012-2013 season. In a game which is expected to happen head to head, both sides will seek to achieve a victory to begin the group stage advantageously.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Turkish Basketball League Standings (Matchday #14)

Turkish Basketball League Matchday #14 Results

Tofas signed Lukauskis

Mindaugas Lukauskis signed by tofas turkey
Turkish Basketball League's Eurochallenge participant Tofas signed Mindaugas Lukauskis till the end of the season. Lithuanian national player Lukauskis previously played for Valencia Basket in Spain where he was signed to replace injured Thomas Kelati. He is the only player to have appeared in Eurocup finals 3 times in his career. He won the Eurocup twice in those 3 finals.

Ted Kolejliler - Besiktas

Ted Besiktas pick

The game is scheduled to start in 2 hours. Since, there isn't so much time left, I'll keep this pick shorter. Ted Kolejliler's forward Vanja Plisnic didn't play last week, so his last condition is unkown. I couldn't find any good information to see whether or not he would play today. Similary, Besiktas center Gasper Vidmar sprained his ankle last week during a training session. He didn't play against Olympiakos even tough he was on the bench with the team. No concrete news is available whether or not he plays today.(In my opinion, he probably plays, but no official confirmation is found)

Anadolu Efes - Fenerbahce Ulker

Anadolu Efes fenerbahce ulker pick
There isn't much new to say about those teams. Fenerbahce Ulker, after having allowed 100 points to Regal Barcelona,  allowed also Montepaschi Siena to score 98 points and suffered the second defeat in a row at Euroleague Top 16. In Turkish Basketball league, they are the current leader but who cares ? Fans are pissed off by the poor performance shown in both games.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Aliaga Petkim - Royal Hali Gaziantep

Aliaga Petkim Royal Hali Gaziantep pick
Today was a terrible day in terms of betting. The curse which started by the last 2.5 half seconds of Olympiakos - Besiktas game's first quarter continued today. Idiots turned the ball over in the last 2.5 half second which Sloukas  punished with a 3 pointer and we lost our quarter spread betting. Saturday was even worse. I don't know whom I should be angry to most; either to Olin Edirne which couldn't defeat Tofas whose 3 main players were fouled out during the overtime or Erdemir which performed 7/22 from the FT line and f.cked up my spread betting. All in all, it was a terrible betting day which won't be so easy to recover from.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Erdemir - Pinar Karsiyaka

Erdemir Pinar Karsiyaka pick
The most underachieving team of the league Erdemir is hosting Pinar Karsiyaka on saturday afternoon. Erdemir head coach Hakan Demir recently resigned from his duty and his replacement hasn't been confirmed yet. Last weekend, they faced Besiktas under the supervision of their assistant coach for the second game in a row but he couldn't avoid a double digit Besiktas victory on the road. This saturday, they'll seek to beat Pinar Karsiyaka to gain some confidence again.

Olin Edirne - Tofas

Olin Edirne Tofas pick
If anyone would ask me to name 3 worst teams of the league, Olin Edirne came into my mind right after Hacettepe University and Antalya Bsb. In fact, there is a significant difference between Olin Edirne and those teams which is the existence of community. In fact, Olin Edirne has remarkable support behind the team when they play at home. That's the reason why I wish they should be prevailing in the league this season.

Antalya Bsb. - Banvit

Antalya Banvit pick
In the opening game of Turkish Basketball league match day 14, Antalya Bsb. is going to host Banvit Bandirma.Every week, it becomes harder and harder for Antalya Bsb. to prevail within the league. Banvit defeated Galatasaray Medical Park in last week's most important match up and now they try to continue their streak in Antalya this saturday.

Carlos Arroyo at Galatasaray Medical Park

Carlos Arroyo signed by Galatasaray Medical Park
Galatasaray Medical Park strengthened its squad by signing Puerto Ricon point guard Carlos Arroyo in a 1+1 year deal. The team has recently been hit by some injuries and this series of unfortunate events made it inevitable for them to make some addition for their squad in order to sustain their competitiveness both in Turkish domestic league and Uleb Eurocup. Arroyo who won the league title with Besiktas Milangaz last year previously played under the supervision of head coach Ergin Ataman as well as along with David Hawkins and Ersin Dagli. Team officials hope that this situation will shorten his adaptation period to the team. He is expected to be ready for Unics Kazan game on January, 9th.

Olympiacos - Besiktas

Olympiacos Besiktas pick
Euroleague's defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus is going to play its first home game against Besiktas within Group F of 2012-2013 season. It is surely a great experience to face such an experienced team for visiting Besiktas which seeks to do their best to stand against them.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker - Montepaschi Siena

Fenerbahce Ulker Montepaschi Siena pick
Fenerbahce Ulker is going to host Montepaschi Siena, the former team of their head coach Simone Pianigiani. Italian side defeated  Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in the first match day of Euroleague Top 16 and they'll try to win the second game in a row on friday night, in Istanbul.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Anadolu Efes - Panathinaikos Athens

Anadolu Efes Panathinaikos  pick
Anadolu Efes is going to host Greek side Panathinaikos Athens for new year's first match up on thursday evening. Being able to play head to head 28 minutes, Anadolu Efes was overwhelmed by amazing shooting performance of CSKA Moscow in the last quarter and handed in their first defeat of TOP 16 last week. Visiting Panathinaikos managed to achieve a 67-66 victory against Zalgiris Kaunas last week where the biggest credit is devoted to the stunning performance of new signing Jason Kapono.