Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Besiktas - Fenerbahce ( Rixos Cup ) 24 September 2013

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Here is the screenshot right before I backed my pick in the morning.

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As you can see, the odds of Besiktas ML was 2.4 while the spread determined was + 4.0.

Time : 09:22:39 UK 

Yesterday, Fenerbahce Ulker head coach Zeljko Obradovic revealed that he won't be able to utilize 9 guys within his rotation. ( Kleiza, Vidmar, Zoric, Bogdanovic, Bjelica, Omer Onan, Ilkan Karaman etc. ) 

Besiktas in contrast has the full roster available.

The game is played in Besiktas Akatlar Arena. So, Besiktas is the hosting side here even if it's an exhibition tournament game.

Here is the screenshot about half an hour later.

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As you can see, the odds of Besiktas ML dropped to 2.15 while the spread was corrected to +2.5.

Time : 09:51:29 UK

Here is a screenshot another 40 minutes later ;

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As you can see, the ML odds were removed from the market while the spread was set to 0.0 .

Time : 10:28:45 UK

Here is the screenshot after 2 hours of initial spread was revealed;

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As you can see, the spread is totally reverted.

Time : 11:25:35 UK

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Spain - France ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Yesterday, Italy faced strong Lithuania in the last match up of quarter finals. Lithuania as expected dominated Italy almost entire game, out rebounded them as anticipated most of the time and made their way to the semi finals by achieving a victory. The spread betting was clearly altered by unnecessary 3 pts shot of Marco Belinelli at the last 3 seconds, so our pick unfortunately lost. However, this doesn't change the fact that our analysis of the game was heavily accurate independent of this unnecessary effort of Belinelli.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lithuania - Italy ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Yesterday, there were only two games as we already reached to the quarter finals and I particularly liked the match up between Serbia and Spain. If you read the long preview I wrote yesterday, you may have noticed that the game occurred just the way I expected. I mentioned about the problems brought by wide rotation of Spain and possible solutions Juan Orenga was supposed to refer to. In fact, he just acted the way I thought he would by giving initiative to his Real Madrid duo Sergio Rodrigues and Rudy Fernandez in the offensive end of the game. Tournament's in arguably the best center Marc Gasol also shut down respected veteran big man Nenad Krstic as we also presumed. Thus, Spain as anticipated heavily crushed Serbia which only came that far with their young core.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Serbia - Spain ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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With the new competition format of Eurobasket tournament, teams completed a heavy schedule of the games in two separate rounds. Finally, we came to the point where there are only big clashes to be watched. The quarter finals of Eurobasket 2013 Slovenia starts with a match up between Serbia and Spain. Serbia which arrived to Slovenia without many of their regular players managed to keep up with their young core very well. Spain, on the other hand, suffered a lot despite being one of the biggest favorites of this tournament already for years. In fact, if Croatia's victory hadn't happened, Spain would have been eliminated from the tournament.

Monday, September 16, 2013

September, 16th 2013 Eurobasket Slovenia last games

This is the last day of the regular season of the competition. Yesterday, the qualifying teams in Group F were decided. Latvia has been certainly the biggest disappointment among others. They defeated Ukraine with 30+ margin; however, Ukraine managed to qualify above them. Belgium who didn't have any victory in the second phase of this tournament beat Latvia and ended the competition with a victory. Those teams which announced their qualification to the quarter finals will get to know their next opponents. In fact this is the tricky part of today's betting choices.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Latvia - Belgium ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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This is the final match day for teams in Group E. Belgium is at the bottom of the league, so it's no more than a consolidation game for them. Latvia, on the other hand, hopes to qualify through this group. To realize it, they need to first defeat Belgium and then wait for the results of the other match ups. I think due to positions of the teams, it's a game which could have some value.

Friday, September 13, 2013

September, 13th 2013 Eurobasket Slovenia other choices

Ukraine - Serbia

Ukraine surprisingly carried a victory along with them;however, they were heavily trailed by Latvia in the first match up. Sometimes, they do put spectacular performances which could be tricky. Today's spread is relatively high. In the last game, Ukraine attacked terribly, more particularly inside the area. Viacheslav Kravtsov found great occasions but he couldn't finalize most of them. Today, he'll have to face a player with great experience and skills, Nenan Krstic. Serbia is comfortable at the group, with 3/0 record. It's a question mark whether or not they bother to dominate the game. They may well be satisfied with a plain victory. I trust neither to Serbia to cover the spread nor to Ukraine to prevail within. No bet!

Lithuania - Belgium

The spread has been going up and up since this morning. Well, Lithuania is the heavy favorite here, but we've seen many times how stubborn Belgium could be. This upward moving spread makes me think suspiciously. Usually, it's a trap in most cases against those who are willing to back the favorite. It could be the manipulation of bookies against the players. Lithuania will certainly win but I'm not so sure that they will be so motivated as they were against France. Belgium is a tricky team especially in the first halfs, and the spread for full time is quite high imo. Another no bet for me.

France - Latvia ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Yesterday we watched great games. After such tough, head to head match ups, today's schedule is kind of weak. The spreads are relatively high, so instead of focusing them, my primary choice is going to be the game between France and Latvia. France was trailed by Lithuania two days ago whereas Latvia as expected crushed Ukraine in the first games of this round. Both teams have great chance to qualify towards the quarter finals; however, whether or not they wish to be allocated at seed 3 or seed 4 is the question that arises here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Greece - Spain ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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It's just another great game awaiting for basketball fans. Greece is supposed to be one of the favorites of this tournament; however, they are in somewhat problematic situation because they lost the last game to Finland. Greece reached to second round with 0/2 record in Group F, so they are one victory shorter than the other 4 teams in the group. Vasilis Spanoulis was injured against Turkey and he wasn't risked against Italy despite the loss. When he returned, he didn't bring the boost expected by others as Finland got past them in the final match up. Spain, on the other hand, suffered their only victory against hosting Slovenia in the second match day.

Finland - Croatia ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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The fairy tale continues. After surprisingly hitting Greece in the final match day of the first round, Finland not only qualified to the second stage, but also carried an extremely valuable victory with them to Group F. Their performance so far well exceeded the expectations from them and I'm sure they have no intention of being satisfied yet. The first opponent in group F is Croatia which is a lately accelerated team. Due to the similar characteristics of both sides, it's certainly a game to watch closely.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Latvia - Ukraine ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Ukraine is another surprising team which I never thought i would see here. Well, they were drawn in an obviously advantageous group. Moreover, they found under performing Israel, especially in the beginning of the group stage. At the end, Ukraine not only qualified to the second round, but also carried the advantage of  at least a victory to the second group stage. From now on, the opponents are a lot tougher as they'll have to face, namely Serbia and Lithuania.

Belgium - Serbia ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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With tons of surprises and some spectacular results having occurred, the first stage of Eurobasket 2013 Slovenia came to an end. Today, the second stage begins with the first match up between Belgium and Serbia. The first time participant Belgium achieved a great surprise by reaching to the second round even though it's quite debatable whether or not Belgium should be given credit for their efforts or this success could be attributed to the poor form of the opponents in their group. One way or another, they've come that far and it's time to face real, strong opponents. Serbia is the first one that they'll be seeking to prevail against.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Eurobasket 2013 Slovenia, Evaluation of 1st round

Dear Ofeek Basketball readers,

Today, I was busy the entire day, so i had to skip the last match day of 1st round of Eurobasket 2013 Slovenia. Honestly, I didn't have time even to check the schedule not to mention to check the lines and the odds. However, I feel kind of relieved when i look at some surprising results which took place today. Finnish fairy tale continues as they defeated also Greece whereas Swedes lost against Italy despite the efforts to keep the game head to head.

All in all, there are certain points I observed during this week. The decision to increase the number of the teams from 16 to 24 sucks totally. It not only brings unbearably busy schedule teams have to keep up with but also allows some totally inconsistent teams to participate. One may argue that it's not fair to complain about weaker teams to participate especially when they are in fact the favorites deluding everyone. What I mean is the unacceptable behavior of some teams either choosing games to pay attention or ignoring them totally. For instance, a few days ago, Czech Republic, knowing the strength of Spain, gave up totally without even fighting in order to rest and they played as aggressive as a title contending team right the day after. It was an absolutely intended strategy which hurts us, gamblers, betting wise. I also think that Russia's defeat against Sweden is an absolute scam as some people might have possibly made enormous bucks with odds of +10.0. In any case, I'm pretty happy that this unnecessary stage is over.

After a day of a break, we'll continue with the picks regarding the next round. Hopefully, it'll be more profitable than before.

Keep following!!!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Israel - Belgium ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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The surprising team of Group A, Belgium, is set to face Israel today. Out of 3 games, Israel has none whereas Belgium has 2 victories overall. The first two places in this group are pretty much set, so Belgium is supposed to do everything to acquire the last ticket for the next round. Israel, like Turkey, lost all of its first 3 games and already out of the competition.

Finland - Russia ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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I'm extremely pissed with the Russia. I watched all their games so far and such a poor performance against Sweden is somewhat thought provoking. In the first game, Vasily Karasev utilized all of his 12 guys which looked like as if he was trying to find his ideal rotation. In the second game, the rotation was a lot tighter, even their star player Alexey Shved sitting in the bench for quite long periods and the team showed great collaboration and teamwork despite the loss. Yesterday, Russian team looked like as if they were all drunk. So many lousy passes, quite clear recklessness to grab boards etc. made me feel a lot disappointed. Sweden might have put a lot of heart on the court, it's no way the reason they trailed Russia so comfortably.

Georgia - Czech Republic ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Czech Republic is just another team who actively rested ? yesterday afternoon. Having played / or at least trying to keep up with Spain in the first half, Czech Republic seemed to turn off the engines and saved their energy for the upcoming Georgia game instead. Being able to score only 2 points in the last 10 minutes of a game and allowing Spain to score 9 of total 13 points in the last 3 minutes of the final quarter is something which needs to be thought thoroughly. Active resting is the only polite definition i could come up with.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September, 7th 2013 Eurobasket Slovenia other choices

Spain - Czech Republic

Spain suffered their first defeat of the tournament against hosting Slovenia. Every team could be beaten, but Slovenia achieved a decisive victory against them. Today, they face to Czech Republic which won its last game. The victory Czech Republic achieved against Poland might provide extra motivation for them. Today, their opponent is wounded Spain which is a lot tougher team. We have already seen many times how much resistance underdogs could put in such a tournament. I think that today's spread is really high. I believe that the chances Czech Republic could prevail within the spread should be tried.

Pick : Czech Republic +17.5 @ 1.85 pinnaclesports

Georgia - Slovenia

It's definitely a tough game bettingwise. Hosting Slovenia has 2/0 perfect record so far but the competition in group C is high. 4 teams follow them with 1/1 record. Georgia, despite the rotation lacking their NBA players showed how dangerous they are. They did have a tight rotation disadvantage but they are one day rested now. I'm sure they will do anything to qualify through this group. Today's spread is 8 points against Slovenia. Neither I trust Georgia enough to sustain it nor I'm confident home side Slovenia could crash them completely. Therefore, it's a no bet game for me. ( I don't consider 1.30 ML odds as an option )

Croatia - Poland ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Two underachieving teams face each other after a day of rest. Poland has a record of 0/2 so far as they lost miserably both of the games they played. Croatia wasn't so impressive either; however, the victory achieved in the last minute against Georgia is supposed to give them some momentum. They already have a decent group of guys at hand, so it's a matter of time they could explode. This is pretty much a last stance for Poland. In case of a loss, they are out of the competition.

Turkey - Greece ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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It's nothing more than a consolidation game for Turkey. Greece is one of the biggest favourites of this tournament and so far they've proved that. Russia in the last match up struggled a lot, but still couldn't manage to avoid the defeat. Greece is a complete team even though they are short of superstar point guard Vasilis Spanoulis. Regarding Turkey, there is not much to say. They are set to conclude the tournament and go home.

Italy - Finland ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Probably the most exciting game of today's schedule is this one. Both sides not only play beautifully but also have great support of fans so far in the tournament. Italy is a neighboring country to Slovenia, so having such strong fan support is somewhat understandable. In contrast, Finland is located far far away, but still there is remarkable Finnish crowd supporting their team so far. That's probably the best indication of how successful this Finland rotation is to excite the community regardless of the results.

Russia - Sweden ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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In group D, nothing is settled yet for Russia. Turkey lost its both games and probably eliminated, so is Sweden. However, the first two games Russia played were in fact the toughest ones of the group. So, losing both of them isn't really a big deal for them. Now, Russia is one day rested and has 3 games in a row. In case they do win all of them which they could, they could find themselves qualifying for the second round. The first of those opponents is Sweden today.

Friday, September 6, 2013

September, 6th 2013 Eurobasket Slovenia other choices

Montenegro - Bosnia and Herzegovina

A collision of two non predictable teams takes place here. Both sides have been trailed by Latvia even though Montenegro seemed to have resisted more. Bosnia and Herzegovina also lost against strong Lithuania whereas Montenegro's only victory is achieved in a controversial situation against Macedonia. ( In my opinion, Milko Bjelica clearly pulled the rim in that final offense ) Anyway, this is not the point. Montenegro seems to have relatively larger rotation, but this still isn't a fact for me to trust them. I expect a close game with either team's victory possible. Avoiding this game is my call here.

Germany - Ukraine

Ukraine is 2/0 so far in the tournament. Honestly, I didn't give them any chance but they keep surprising me. Germany achieved a remarkable victory against France but lost miserably against mediocre Belgium. Another close match up with a low spread available. Despite the two victories, I still can't find myself trusting to Ukraine as Germans always scare me with their discipline and capabilities. Another no bet game for me.

Latvia - Lithuania

Probably the most interesting match up of today's schedule is this one. Two neighboring countries face each other in a sort of Baltic derby. Latvia has a perfect record by winning both of their first games whereas Lithuania lost against decent Serbia. Obviously Lithuania is a favorite side here, but remember I hate ML betting, so I'm not sure if this is the right spread to pay attention to. Given the nature of this match up and the fact that Latvia is coming with 2/0 record and expected to be competent, I seriously have doubts whether or not Lithuania could cover the spread in case they win this one. A Lithuanian victory is probable but backing them with the odds of 1.20, no thanks!

France - Israel ( Eurobasket 2013 )

Israel has been disastrous so far. In the previous two games, they not only lost, but also disappointed many others who followed them. France suffered a shocking defeat against Germany in the first match day; however, they did compensate this loss by hitting Great Britain hard yesterday. Today, they better keep going forward by adding another victory, thus  clinching the top spot of the group.

Belgium - Great Britain ( Eurobasket 2013 )

The most determined team of Eurobasket 2013, Belgium, finally achieved their first ever victory against Germany last night. In the first day of the games, I wrote how motivated they were during the preparation period and the amount of effort they've put on the court so far absolutely proved my point. Today, they are set to face another team of same caliber against which once again they will be looking for a victory.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September, 5th 2013 Eurobasket Slovenia other choices

Montenegro - Latvia

It's a no bet game in my opinion. Montenegro watched Macedonia taking the lead in the entire game and they won the match with a controversial position at the end. Latvia defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina in a somewhat surprising fashion. Therefore, this is a difficult match up to estimate. Better to stay out.

Poland - Czech Republic

Pretty much the same thing as above. Poland is underachieving and Czechs showed some decent resistance against hosting Slovenia. The straightforward thinking says "Poland has to win" but Czech Republic isn't an opponent to underestimate. Another no bet for me. ( Anyone could go for Poland ML, but as i declared earlier, I hate ML bets, so i skip them )

Germany - Belgium

Another tough game between two fighting teams. Belgium didn't surprise me at all, but Germany did. Well, we all know how competent Germans could be in any tournament regardless of the sports in subject, but still I don't think anyone thought they would defeat France. Germany is the favorite side here but Belgium at some point will definitely make a noise. Another no bet, unless ML option is considered.

Good luck and happy betting!!!

Finland - Sweden ( Eurobasket 2013 )

Finnish side achieved a well deserved victory against lost Turkey. Today, they are going to play probably the most important game for them, against Sweden. Sweden didn't manage to prevail against one of the biggest favourites of this tournament, Greece, yesterday.  Although I seriously think Finland is a lot better as a team, I find the spread is remarkably high. Yesterday, many games went under, so i'm inclined to look for a change in this trend.

In a game where both teams are likely to score more than 70 points, a winning side should definitely cross the 80 points mark. No doubt, it's going to be great match up to watch, so my choice for this game will be over in game total.

Pick : Over 151.5 @ 1.85 pinnaclesports

Proof of odds is found here

Good luck and happy betting!!!

Ukraine - Israel ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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Israel was one of the victims hit by an underdog last night. In a surprising match up, Israel team couldn't hold on to the lead they created in the second half of the game and Great Britain team regarded as one of the weakest of the tournament by many managed to beat Israel after the overtime. It wasn't the first or worst surprise of yesterday as some other teams also suffered shocking defeats. Today the tournament goes on and Israel is set to face Ukraine which defeated prevailing Belgium in the final possession.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Croatia - Georgia ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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The first day of the tournament was somewhat painful. Not only heavy favorites suffered shocking defeats but also underdogs showed great resistance and managed to stay within the handicaps. Fortunately, our record was 2/2 which was quite okey when compared to others who lost a lot due to these surprises. Anyway, the second day has again many games from which we should find something to make profit with.

Italy - Turkey ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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As I wrote in the first paragraph of the preview of Finland match up, Turkish National Team doesn't satisfy anyone except Basketball Federation. It may sound funny but that's exactly what the situation is in Turkish Basketball. Bogdan Tanjevic has been criticized for years, but surprisingly he has been reassigned over and over again. One way or another, one of the most promising generations of Turkish Basketball is about to be wasted. Turkey lost against Finland and it isn't the right time at all to face Italy. What a fixture disadvantage it is.

Czech Republic - Slovenia ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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The competition's first day is packed with many tricky spreads. Most of the spreads determined are either too high or too close and it makes it even harder to find the value ones as we don't yet know the current form graphs of the teams. However, I'll make an exception for tournament's hosting country Slovenian team as i find it to be the wisest choice if i ever to bet on those double digit spreads.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Georgia - Poland ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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This is another odd looking game which I decided to seek my fortune with.  Georgia and Poland are two teams in group C which try to grasp the last seed in order to qualify for the next stage. In this group, hosting Slovenia and Spain are absolute favorites along with decent but inconsistent Croatian team. If either Georgia or Poland is supposed to qualify, they have to look for challenging Croatia for the last spot. It's tough for them but not impossible. So, to achieve it, the first step is to begin to the tournament with a victory. Because of that, both teams are exactly in the same boat.

Belgium - Ukraine ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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This might seem to be a game between two mediocre, insignificant teams. However, that's actually the main reason why I think it possesses a certain value to me. If I'm not wrong, this is the first time Belgium team is set to participate in European Basketball Championship, at least the first time in recent decades, if not at all. Ukraine, on the other hand, has been part of this organization from time to time in spite of they didn't achieve anything significant in the last two decades.

Turkey - Finland ( Eurobasket 2013 )

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If this game were to be scheduled 3 weeks ago, i would have written completely opposite things; however, Turkish national team significantly increased their shape since then. The summer started with the ongoing discussion of who is supposed to be in charge of Turkey's rotation in Slovenia and Bogdan Tanjevic, with a decision not surprising anyone,  was confirmed once again to be in charge as the head coach of the team. Most of the basketball community, including me, desired the head coaching position to be filled by the last season's in arguably the best head coach Ergin Ataman, but Turkish National Basketball Federation didn't think the same way and they appointed Bogdan Tanjevic once again for god knows after how many times in the last 10 years. In other words, we are supposed to be happy with who we have rather than who we wish.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pinar Karsiyaka 2013 - 2014 preview

Pinar Karsiyaka 2013 2014 preview
Pinar Karsiyaka was one of the impact teams of Turkish Basketball League last season. However, the club didn't have a proper off season planning overall. Although Pinar Karsiyaka made it to the Eurochallenge Finals the previous year, they didn't manage to achieve the title. Since the club held the F4 organization of the tournament as well, their budget suffered a serious deficit at the season ending. Huge debt combined with the change in their presidency, the shocking resignation of GM of Basketball Operations Levent Turknas cost Pinar Karsiyaka team not to manage the required reinforcements to the rotation for the upcoming season.