Sunday, January 13, 2013

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.

Besiktas played a terrible first quarter in Vitoria where Caja Laboral created almost 20 points lead already after 10 minutes. Although, Besiktas balanced the scoring later, they were just not capable enough to reduce the difference. The absence of Gasper Vidmar also caused the big margin since Besiktas was outrebounded. He was in the bench with his jersey on, but I suppose he wasn't risked at. The coaching staff seemed to have already admitted the loss, so they probably kept him on the bench in order not to risk his health for the rest of the season. Today, he might play, but i think he is probably scheduled to come off the bench again.

Mersin Bsb. showed some poor performances at the beginning of the season, but later on they somewhat got used to play on the road.  5 victories out of 14 games isn't a bad performance at the end. They have a very talented rotation available, so playing at home, Mersin Bsb. could rapidly increase in standings once the second half of the season kicks off.  Small forward Ali Karadeniz has shown recently. Last week, he scored 31 points against Turk Telekom. He's averagin 21 points per game.

Normally, I was sort of hesistant to what i'm about to take. Mersin Bsb. is coached by Mete Babaoglu and I don't like his coaching style. His team puts quite an inconsistent performances week by week. Given the quality of their roster, Mersin Bsb. would have had 2 more wins at least, but they don't have them. Omar Shariff Sneed is absent for weeks and god knows when he's back on the court.(It's impossible to get a proper info) The game total set for this game is reasonably low. We also know that Besiktas coach Erman Kunter tries to utilize his rotation to the greater extent possible. The less time the leading scorers receive minutes, the less they are able to score. If Mersin Bsb. doesn't put one of those sucky performances, I think the given spread is too high when the game total set is taken into account. We already lost one point advantage, so let's take it before it's too late.

Pick: Mersin Bsb +12.5 @ 1.88
Stake: 6/10

Good luck and happy betting!

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  1. Gasper Vidmar isn't on the roster for Mersin Bsb. game

    WON comfortably