Monday, April 29, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker - Anadolu Efes

Fenerbahce Ulker Anadolu Efes pick
Anadolu Efes is missing some important players. Jordan Farmar is out for a couple of weeks whereas Stanko Barac is done for the rest of the season due to stress fracture. Such fracture is usually caused by unusual or repeated stress. Another reason might be the leg to be affected by heavy weight. In any case, Barac is out of the competition. Sascha Vujacic, on the other hand, is out of the rotation due to his conflict with head coach Oktay Mahmudi. He is a person with serious anger management issues. Those who follow NBA recall that he had a fight even with his countryman Goran Dragic during his NBA career. Obviously such disorder doesn't have a positive effect on professional athletes.

These points seem to be crucial and they in fact are. However, I still think that the spread determined for this match up is ridiculously high. Anadolu Efes team is mentally down as a result of elimination from Euroleague, but they do have enough depth in their rotation to compensate the absence of their injured buddies. I can't think of myself trusting Fenerbahce Ulker to cover today's spread. The bookies, in my opinion are just trying to fish us.

Pick: Anadolu Efes +6.0 @ 1.88
Stake: 10/10

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Friday, April 26, 2013

27 April 2013 Turkish Basketball League picks

Pick: Besiktas -7.5 @ 1.88
Stake: 8/10

Pick: Olin Edirne +6.5 @ 1.88
Stake: 8/10

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Pinar Karsiyaka - Oldenburg

Pinar Karsiyaka Oldenburg pick
After a waiting of almost a month, finally the most important weekend of the season has arrived for Pinar Karsiyaka. The team's biggest aim was to win the title in this tournament and here they are to realize it. The Eurochallenge title is just two games ahead and tonight Pinar Karsiyaka is going to face Ewe Baskets Oldenburg in the semi final of Eurochallenge Final Four.

Olympiakos - Anadolu Efes ( 5th game )

Olympiakos Anadolu Efes 5th game prediction
Olympiakos and Anadolu Efes are facing each other for the final match up of this series. Currently, both sides won twice which were the home games for each side and the winner of this game is going to go to the Final Four held in London. In the last match up, Anadolu Efes managed to defeat Olympiakos Piraeus by achieving one of the most unforgettable comebacks of entire season. The last minute alley hoop of Jamon Lucas Gordon led Anadolu Efes take their chances of qualification to 5th game.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

24 April 2013 Turkish Basketball League picks

Today and tomorrow, there are going to be scheduled games for the remainder of the season. There are a few picks which took my attention, so i decided to share them with the readers. In the opening game of the day, Mersin Bsb. is hosting Ted Kolejliler. Besides that match up, Besiktas which gained some momentum after the end of their Euroleague journey is visiting Erdemir.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flipping a coin ?

April, 20th games within Turkish Basketball League quite tricky. So, betting in either of them seems no different than flipping a coin for the moment. I'll update the post if i feel something. Since, I'm quite busy nowadays, it's very likely that I share only the picks with very little reasoning behind them

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Anadolu Efes - Olympiakos ( 3rd game )

Anadolu Efes Olympiakos pick
Anadolu Efes is going to host Olympiakos in a crucial game such that in case of a loss, istanbul side will be eliminated from the competition already after the 3rd game. In order to extend the series to the next game, it's a must win game for home side. Considerable amount of fan support is expected tonight in Abdi Ipekci Arena.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Galatasaray - Fenerbahce

Galatasaray Medical Park Fenerbahce Ulker pick
I've been pretty busy recently, so i kind of ignored these pages nowadays. Too bad, I had to skip saturday games, so  let's concentrate on what is scheduled for sunday. Certainly, the best match up of today's schedule is between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. Due to the 2 game suspension of Galatasaray Medical Park received as a result of the riots occurred in Pinar Karsiyaka game, they won't be having proper fan support. Instead, the game is set to be available only for women and children younger than 14 years old with tickets being free of charge. However, it's still a derby, so this game is a candidate to be a full of excitement.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Olympiakos - Anadolu Efes ( 2nd game )

Olympiakos Anadolu Efes 12 april 2013 second game pick
Olympiakos and Anadolu Efes are facing each other once again in Peace and Friendship arena in Piraeus. The first game between those teams ended with home side Olympiakos victory by 67-62 score at the end. Home side took advantage of their home court advantage properly without making any mistakes prior to the road games. Tonight, they'll aim to repeat it again.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Olympiakos - Anadolu Efes ( 1st game )

Olympiakos Piraeus Anadolu Efes pick
After a long journey for both sides, it's now time to face the most important week of the season. Anadolu Efes and Olympiakos Piraeus will face each other in possibly the most even match up of these quarter finals. Since Anadolu Efes finished the group stage at the third place, the first two games will be held in Piraeus, Greece.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Besiktas - Aliaga

Besiktas Aliaga Petkim pick
The last game of the weekend is scheduled between Besiktas and Aliaga Petkim in Abdi Ipekci Arena, Istanbul. Besiktas came to the end of their Euroleague campaign where they finished the competition by defeating Fenerbahce Ulker a few days ago. Aliaga Petkim, after bringing on Hakan Demir, works hard in order to catch a play off spot for the second time in the club's history. Since, Besiktas, from now on, is also likely to focus on the domestic competition, it's a must win game for both sides.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka - Antalya

Pinar Karsiyaka Antalya pick
Eurochallenge Final Four participant Pinar Karsiyaka is going to host Antalya Bsb. which desperately fights against relegation. Pinar Karsiyaka was handed in a defeat by Galatasaray Medical Park last weekend and Antalya Bsb. couldn't hold on against Besiktas at home either. Both sides are in need of a victory, especially visiting Antalya team.

Tofas SC. - Galatasaray Medical Park

Tofas Galatasaray Medical Park pick
The most impressive team of Turkish Basketball League recently, Tofas, is hosting Galatasaray Medical Park in Bursa this afternoon. Tofas has won 4 games in a row, 2 of which were victories against Banvit and Fenerbahce Ulker. Galatasaray Medical Park has won 10+ games in a row and they are about to break a franchise record of winning games. The streak of either side will come to end today.

Royal Hali Gaziantep - Banvit Basketball

Gaziantep Banvit pick
Royal Hali Gaziantep is hosting Banvit Basketball on the opening game of Turkish Basketball League round 25 this afternoon. Banvit defeated Fenerbahce Ulker with a buzzer beater last monday which was a very exciting game having gone to overtime. Home side Royal Hali is returning to Gaziantep after 3 weeks as the team played its last two games on the road.

Statistics ( April 2013 )

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Real Madrid - Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Real Madrid Anadolu Efes pick
The final round of Euroleague's Top 16 group stage is set to be held tonight. Anadolu Efes is going to be hosted by Real Madrid on the road where both teams fight to secure the second spot right after CSKA Moscow. This game is particularly important for Anadolu Efes because in case of a defeat, they can't avoid facing Regal Barcelona on the quarter finals.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Recap of March 2013

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March finally came to an end, and it's now a time to evaluate our performance after a few days of a delay as i've been busy recently.It wasn't the best month of our performance so far, as we clearly struggled to hit a series of the picks especially in the second half of previous month. Considering the fact that Eurochallenge and Eurocup tournaments have come to an end as well as Euroleague teams played some consolidation games, we needed to reduce the amount of picks during March. Total of 32 picks were presented during March 2013.