The Serbian and Turkish champions face off in the 11th round of Euroleague Basketball, when Crvena Zvezda mts (4-6), are hosting Anadolu Efes (5-4). The hosts have been up and down all season and want to bounce back after their latest defeat. On the other hand, the guests have started to get hot and have lost only once in their last 5 games.
Date/Time: 11-26-2020, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Crvena Zvezda mts +4.5 Total: +156
Crvena Zvezda have a 4-6 record and are tied with Fenerbahce in the 12th place. They have lost two of their last three matches. In their last game they lost by Barcelona on the road, 76-65. They were a 5-point underdog and failed to beat the odds.
Jordan Loyd leads the team in scoring with 19.2 ppg, adding 3.9 rebounds per game.
Anadolu Efes have a 5-4 record and are sitting in the 7th place. They have won four of their last five matches. In their last game they won Khimki on the road, 77-105. They were a 2-point favorite and easily covered the spread.
Shane Larkin leads the team in scoring with 16 ppg, adding 3.3 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
Efes won both meetings against Zvezda last season.
At home by 15 points and on the road by 7.
They also lead them 9-2 wins all-time in Euroleague.
Zvezda are 2-2 at home, while Efes are 4-1 on the road.
Efes are better offensively (81.9 to 73.7 ppg), while Zvezda are better defensively (76.2 to 78.9 ppg).
Efes have the best field goal percentage in the league, shooting with 51% to Zvezda’s league-low of 43.6%.
They also have a better 3-point percentage (37.5% to 36%).
Anadolu Efes are better both in assists made (19.6 to 13.9) and in turnovers committed (11 to 13.8).
On the other hand, Zvezda are only better in rebounding with 29.1 to Efes’ league-low of 25.2.
Bookmakers give Anadolu Efes a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They have started to roll and the mediocre Crvena Zvezda squad will not be able to stop them even at home.
Anadolu Efes vs Crvena Zvezda mts Prediction: Anadolu Efes -4.5 (-115)