Saturday, March 30, 2013

Olin Edirne - Erdemir

Olin Edirne Erdemir tip
Two underachieving teams face each other. Olin Edirne is feeling the danger of relegation stronger than ever. Erdemir is far from where they hoped to be at the beginning of the season. Therefore, both teams aim to win this game in order to gain some self confidence.

Mersin - Aliaga

Mersin Bsb. Aliaga Petkim pick
In the opening game of the weekend, Mersin Bsb. is hosting Aliaga Petkim today. Mersin Bsb. team defeated Antalya Bsb. last week in a head to head game whereas Aliaga Petkim couldn't avoid the loss against Ted Kolejliler in Ankara.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fenerbahce - Olympiakos

Fenerbahce Ulker Olympiakos Piraeus pick
Fenerbahce Ulker is set to host Olympiakos Piraeus in Ulker Arena tonight. While Fenerbahce Ulker has nothing to win in the remainder of the season, visiting side Olympiakos definitelly has to win this match up especially after their home loss against Maccabi Electra last week.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Anadolu Efes - Unicaja Malaga

Anadolu Efes Unicaja Malaga tip
There are only 2 games remaining in Euroleague competition, Anadolu Efes is hosting Unicaja Malaga in Istanbul tonight. Home side already secured going through the group stage. What they fight for is to get themselves placed again in the top 2 seeds of the standings.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker - Gaziantep

Fenerbahce Ulker Royal Hali Gaziantep pick
The last game of this match day is set between Fenerbahce Ulker and Royal Hali Gaziantep tonight. Fenerbahce Ulker defeated Turk Telekom by double digits on the road whereas Royal Hali disappointed its fans by losing against Tofas at home.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Besiktas - Galatasaray

Besiktas Galatasaray pick
In a monday night game, Besiktas and Galatasaray are going to face each other in a rival match up. Visiting Galatasaray Medical Park is placed in the 4th position of the standings and they are coming with a 9 game winning streak. Home side Besiktas is at 6th spot and they haven't yet managed to defeat any of the elite teams within the league.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Olin Edirne - Turk Telekom Ankara

Olin Edirne Turk Telekom pick
This is another ugly looking, but potentially profitable match up. Teams of poor standings are facing each other in a crucial game this afternoon. Olin Edirne is feeling the pressure with Antalya Bsb.'s surprise victory last week, so they better give a reaction to neutralize it. Turk Telekom is somewhat more relaxed, but they are still close to the danger zone, so they can't take things easy.

Ted - Aliaga Petkim

Ted Aliaga Petkim pick
One of the biggest opportunities of saturday schedule lies within this game. Ted Kolejliler is going to host Aliaga Petkim this afternoon in Ankara. Last week, Ted Kolejliler lost in Antalya after a disappointing performance. Today, they'll face another tough opponent with an increasing rythm recently.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Besiktas - Siena

Besiktas Montepaschi Siena pick
Euroleague TOP 16 stage is coming to an end. With three games remaining, Besiktas is set to host Montepaschi Siena tonight. While Besiktas continues without any victory in this stage, visiting Montepaschi Siena is working hard to retain the second spot right after Barcelona Regal in order to gain advantage in quarter finals.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Zalgiris Kaunas - A.Efes Istanbul

Zalgiris Anadolu Efes pick
Zalgiris Kaunas who already lost its hope to qualify is hosting Anadolu Efes tonight. In case of visitors's victory, Anadolu Efes is going to secure the qualification towards the quarter finals. Home side Zalgiris Kaunas had already injury problems, so head coach Joan Plaza might utilize a different rotation tonight.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka - Paris Levallois ( 3rd match )

Pinar Karsiyaka Paris Levallois 3rd game 19 march 2013 pick
Pinar Karsiyaka and Paris Levallois face each other for the decisive game of Eurochallenge quarter finals. In the first match up, Pinar Karsiyaka lost miserably at its home ground last week whereas They managed to achieve a victory against absent Levallois rotatioin in Paris and took the series to the final game of the match up to be scheduled tonight. Winning side will make their way to Eurochallenge 2012-2013 season final four today.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hacettepe - Besiktas

Hacettepe University Besiktas pick
Since Banvit - Karsiyaka game was postponed due to Karsiyaka's 3rd game with Paris Levallois tomorrow, this week's last game is set to be played between Hacettepe University and Besiktas. Hacettepe University has the worst record in the league and one of the biggest relegation candidates. Visiting Besiktas lost its last 3 games in a row and they seek to end this terrible streak by achieving a comfortable victory in capital city of Ankara.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Olin Edirne

Anadolu Efes Olin Edirne pick
Saturday turned out to be a terrible betting day as two underdogs defeated their opponents whereas everyone expectem them to be slaughtered. On sunday, the midday game is scheduled between Anadolu Efes and Olin Edirne. Anadolu Efes is going well both in Euroleague and domestic league. Visiting Olin Edirne has only one aim in the remainder of the season; to survive the relegation.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Royal Hali Gaziantep Bsb. - Tofas Bursa

Royal Hali Gaziantep Tofas pick
This is probably the best game of saturday schedule;however, it's a pity that there isn't any live coverage for this potentially great match up. Both sides achieved remarkable victories in the previous match day which I think should have nominated this game to be rewarded with a live television coverage.

Antalya Bsb. - Ted Kolejliler Ankara

Turkish Basketball League match day 22 will start with saturday schedule. Desperate Antalya Bsb. is going to host Ted Kolejliler on friday afternoon. Last week, Ted Kolejliler faced Galatasaray Medical Park at home but they couldn't avoid to lose by 8 points at the end. Antalya Bsb., in contrast, was on the road and they were heavily beaten by Erdemir; a team which was badly in need of a victory to gain some upward momentum.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Caja Laboral Baskonia - Fenerbahce Ulker

Caja Laboral Fenerbahce Ulker pick
In the 11th match day of Euroleague TOP 16, Fenerbahce Ulker is set to visit Caja Laboral in Vitoria on thursday evening. The first game played in Istanbul ended with the decisive victory of Caja Laboral; 75-97. In order to sustain their hopes of going through this stage, Caja Laboral will seek to repeat this successful performance again.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka - Paris Levallois

Pinar Karsiyaka Paris Levallois pick
Eurochallenge 2012-2013 season quarter finals are finally arrived and Pinar Karsiyaka is going to host Paris Levallois in Izmir for the first game of 3 leg elimination period. Last season, Pinar Karsiyaka couldn't make it up to Top 8 even though the preceeding year Pinar Karsiyaka was eliminated on the verge of Final 4 by Russian side Saint Petersburg.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Besiktas - Banvit Bandirma BK

Besiktas Banvit pick
21th match day of Turkish Basketball league 2012-2013 season is closed by a game between Besiktas and Banvit on monday night. Banvit is currently leading the league with only 2 losses so far whereas Besiktas is anchored to 6th place of the standings sustaining their play off position. Both teams have already relegated from european competitions so, they are supposed to focus on the domestic league and consequently this game to the full extent.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka - Royal Hali Gaziantep Bsb.

Pinar Karsiyaka Royal Hali gaziantep pick
This is just another game where I found a spread which I think is highly valuable. Pinar Karsiyaka is going to host Turkish Basketball league's one of the most exciting teams, Royal Hali Gaziantep Bsb. on saturday evening. Both teams played istanbul squads last week. Pinar Karsiyaka played head to head against Fenerbahce Ulker but couldn't avoid a loss whereas Royal Hali Gaziantep trailed Besiktas at home by a double digit victory. It's a pity that there isn't any live broadcast coverage available as it could certainly be the game of the day.

Casa Ted Kolejliler - Galatasaray

Galatasaray is going to be hosted by Ted Kolejliler on saturday afternoon. Galatasaray Medical Park team which was relegated from Eurocup tournament in TOP 16 stage now focuses entirely on the domestic competition. They've won 7 games in a row already and they aim to add another victory this weekend. Home side Ted Kolejliler is quite comfortable in 7th seed of the standings, looking forward to participate in the play offs.

Mersin - Hacettepe University BK

Mersin Hacettepe University pick
This is one of the 6 games scheduled for satuday in Turkish Basketball league this weekend. Mersin Bsb. team started to the second half of the season by playing home games and so far they haven't won any home victory yet. Hacettepe University is fighting against the relegation and their hopes decrease week by week. It's going to be interesting to see whether or not Mersin Bsb. could finally  achieve their first home victory or if Hacettepe University could flourish some sort of relegation hope by defeating Mersin Bsb., having them continue their losing trend.

Besiktas Istanbul - Caja Laboral Vitoria

Besiktas Caja Laboral pick
Besiktas is going to host Caja Laboral within the friday schedule of Euroleague round 10 of TOP 16. The first match up between those teams ended 77-51 about two months ago. Home side Besiktas is completelly out of the competition whereas visiting Caja Laboral still sustains small hope of going through the group stage.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fenerbahce - Maccabi

Fenerbahce Ulker Maccabi Electra pick
Euroleague round 10 continues with thursday matches and Fenerbahce Ulker is going to host Maccabi Electra in Ulker Arena tonight. While home side Fenerbahce Ulker is mathematically out of competition already, visiting Maccabi Electra has still hope to catch the last spot for the quarter finals;therefore, they are expected to play hard to win this game.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Alba Berlin - Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Alba Berlin Anadolu Efes tip
Euroleague Top 16 Round 10 starts with a match up between Alba Berlin and Anadolu Efes playing in Berlin tonight. Anadolu Efes lost another road match up against Panathinaikos last week and their winning streak came to an end. Home side Alba Berlin mathematically lost any chance of qualification, so they are going to play prestige game against Anadolu Efes.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker - Karsiyaka

Fenerbahce Ulker Pinar Karsiyaka pick
In the final match up of the weekend, Fenerbahce Ulker is hosting Pinar Karsiyaka at Ulker Arena tonight. Those teams faced each other already twice this season where either has achieved one victory. Home side Fenerbahce Ulker will aim to retake the lead of the league by defeating Pinar Karsiyaka tonight whereas visitors seek to win to keep chasing top 4 spot to gain home court advantage during the playoffs.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Royal Hali - Besiktas

The second game of sunday is played between Royal Hali Gaziantep and Besiktas this afternoon. Home side Royal Hali defeated Mersin Bsb. last weekend on the road where they reached an amazing 3pts shooting percentage. Besiktas played a rival game against Fenerbahce Ulker and they've lost just another big match up this season.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hacettepe University - Ted Kolejliler

Hacettepe University Ted Kolejliler prediction
Another interesting match up is going to be between Hacettepe University and Ted Ankara Kolejliler this afternoon. Ted Kolejliler is probably the most impressive team of the season and they are likely to reach playoffs right after expensive rotations of the league. Hacettepe University is one of the three teams which avoid relegation, so they are going to try to defeat their strong opponent if they can today.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Antalya - Olin Edirne

Antalya Olin pick
This is the game I've been waiting for a week. Antalya Bsb. is a team which gets closer to relegation week by week. Olin Edirne is another one which struggles heavily to stay out of the relegation zone. So, it's going to be a decisive battle which sets the fate of either side;possibly more decisive for Antalya Bsb. rather than visiting Olin Edirne.

Statistics ( March 2013 )

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Recap of February 2013

Dear Ofeek readers,

It's the 1st day of March, so once again it's time to evaluate what we have done here on this page. February is obviously the shortest month of yearly calendar and some of the tournaments we focus on had ending stages during mid month, so the number of picks presented in this blog decreases remarkably. In january, we have been presented 42 picks in total whereas in february, this figure was only 26 instead.

Panathinaikos Athens - Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Anadolu Efes Panathinaikos pick
Euroleague match day 9 is finalized with a heavy clash of big clubs both of which work hard to make their ways towards to quarter finals. In the first leg between those teams, Anadolu Efes took advantage of the absence of Panathinaikos point guard Dimitris Diamantidis' absence and achieved a comfortable double digit victory in Abdi Ipekci Arena. Today, home side Panathinaikos will first try to take revenge against the hottest team of Euroleague and then dismiss the double average clause if they could.