Last season’s finalists Anadolu Efes (1-1), who are struggling to start the season, are visiting the Spanish Valencia (0-2) in the 3rd round of the Euroleague Basketball, with both squads coming off different outcomes in their latest matchups in the competition.
Date/Time: 10-18-2019, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Valencia +3.5
Valencia have a 0-2 record so far this season and are currently tied with four more teams in the last place of the league table. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Olympiakos with an 89-63 score. They are led in scoring by Jordan Loyd with 12 ppg, while Brock Motum follows with 11.5 ppg and 3 boards per game.
Anadolu Efes have a 1-1 record so far this season and are currently tied seven more teams in the 6th place of the league table. In their last game they won at home against Alba Berlin with a 106-105 score in overtime. They are led in scoring by Shane Larkin with 26 ppg, adding 5 boards and 5 dimes per game. He is followed by Vasilje Micic with 18.5 ppg and a team high 9 dimes per game.
In their two meetings back in the 2017/18 season each team won once at home (Valencia by 7 points and Efes by 16). Valencia have a 0-1 home record so far this season, while this will be Anadolu Efes’ first road game this season. Anadolu Efes are better both offensively, scoring 85 ppg to Valencia’s 67 and defensively, allowing 89.5 ppg to Valencia’s 92.5. They also have better percentages both in field goals (44.6% to 40.5%) and in 3-pointers (35.6% to 27.1%). Efes are also better in dimes made (23 to 15), in turnovers committed (8 to 15) and in boards grabbed (30 to 26.5). Bookmakers give Anadolu Efes a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Anadolu Efes vs Valencia Prediction: Anadolu Efes -3.5 (-108)
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