Two teams that opened the season with a victory are clashing in the 2nd round of action in the Turkish BSL League, when Besiktas Sompo Japan (1-0), are hosting the defending champions of Anadolu Efes (1-0), with both squads looking to remain perfect early in the season.
Date/Time: 10-07-2019, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Besiktas +9
Besiktas have a 1-0 record so far this season and are currently tied with Anadolu Efes and two more teams in the 8th place of the league table. In the opening game of the season they won on the road against Bahcesehir Kol. with a 75-80 score. They are led in scoring by Burak Yildizli with 21 ppg, adding 5 boards per game. He is followed by Jordan Theodore with 18 ppg and a team high 6 dimes per game.
Anadolu Efes also have a 1-0 record so far this season and are currently tied with Besiktas and two more teams in the 8th place of the league table. In their latest matchup they won at home against OMG Ormanspor with a 93-82 score. They are led in scoring by Rodrigue Beaubois with 22 ppg, adding 5 dimes per game. He is followed by Tolga Gecim with 14 ppg, while James Anderson adds 13 ppg and 4 boards per game.
In their three meetings last season Anadolu Efes led Besiktas 2-1 wins, winning the only road game by 3 points. Besiktas had a 10-4 home record, while Efes were 13-1 on the road. Anadolu Efes are better offensively, scoring 93 ppg to Besiktas’ 80, while Besiktas are better defensively, allowing 75 ppg to Efes’ 82. Anadolu Efes have better percentages both in field goals (51.4% to 46%) and in 3-pointers (40% to 38.5%). They are also better both in dimes made (27 to 17) and in boards grabbed (30 to 29), while both teams commit exactly 9 dimes per game. Bookmakers give Anadolu Efes a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Anadolu Efes vs Besiktas Prediction: Anadolu Efes -9 (-110)
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