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.

Banvit recorded 4/2 in the previous group stage. They suffered losses in both games against group leader Valencia Basket. While Banvit comfortably defeated BC Azovmash Mariupol in Bandirma, they had hard time to stop the same opponent on the road where Banvit managed to beat BC Azovmash only in the overtime. Once again, they'll face another Ukrainian team possibly in a tougher match up awaiting.

BC Budivelnik made their way to TOP 16 group stage by placing themselves at the second stop like Banvit. They also recorded 4/2 where BC Budivelnik won all their games at home. Currently, they are leading Ukrainian Super league with 18/6 record. BC Budivelnik is particularly strong at home winning 9 of total 11 games played at home. During December, They won 7 of their last 8 games in the domestic league. BC Budivelnik Kiev is well rested, as they haven't played any game since BC Azovmash Mariupol road defeat on 30/12.

This season, Banvit lost twice in Turkish League and both were away defeats. Their biggest loss is handed in by Fenerbahce Ulker with 89-69 final score. The other loss occurred against Anadolu Efes which was also a double digit one. Just three days ago, Banvit was hosted by Turkish League's one of two weakest teams Antalya Bsb. and Banvit hardly defeated Antalya Bsb. during the overtime.

Banvit BK is a typical home team, so they perform significantly poorer when they play on the road. Allowing 95 points against desperate Antalya Bsb. isn't a good sign prior to Kiev trip. One might argue that their concentration might have focused on this game;however, this can't be an excuse because Banvit could have been defeated if Antalya had executed the last offense properly. Real winter with heavy snow just arrived to northwest of Turkey, so there is no doubt they must have had an exhausting trip to get to Kiev.(Remember what happened to Galatasaray when they tried to get to Krasnodar a couple of months ago!). Considering Banvit's away and BC Budivelnik's home record, I believe visiting Banvit is very unlikely to resist against BC Budivelnik in Kiev. Without worrying much about player statistics one by one, I believe home side victory is a solid choice here.

Pick : BC Budivelnik Kiev ML @ 2.10

Good luck and happy betting!

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  1. I might seriously consider backing some spread on behalf of home side towards the start of the game. So, stay tuned for the updates

  2. I think you have change odds! When you have published you pick odds was much lower, it was 1,90 for Budivelnik, later when odds have increased on Budivelnik you have change it too! Not Fair !

  3. Hello Mikis,

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm really glad to see that people follow the comments here are closely

    If you remember the previous screenshot as you remember the odds, there were 0.0's next to the odds. Which means, those odds were not belong to ML section of bet365 but spread one. At the time I presented the pick here, ML odds were not yet reveladed by Bet365. So, I updated it yesterday as i promised "ML" as soon as ML odds were revealed

  4. hii im excited about your picks..u are very good in basketball prediction..
    what do u think about galatasaray-unics kazan tonight?
    which side will win?

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks for following those lines.
      I'm posting my analysis in a minute

  5. Banvit just didn't surprise me at all ;-)