The best and worse squads of the Turkish BSL League table are clashing in the 5th round of action. Anadolu Efes (4-0), who is one of the two teams with a perfect record so far in the league, are hosting Besiktas Sompo Japan (0-4), who on the other hand is the only winless team and want to change that today.
Date/Time: 10-26-2020, 12:00 EDT
Spread: Besiktas +18.5 Total: +158.5
Besiktas have a 0-4 record and are sitting in the last place of the league. In their last game they lost by OGM Ormanspor at home in overtime, 85-91. They were a 2.5-point underdog but failed to cover the spread.
Alperen Sengun leads the team both in scoring with 22.5 ppg and in rebounding with 9.3 per game.
Anadolu Efes have a 4-0 record and are tied with Fenerbahce in the first place. In their last game they won Bahcesehir Kol. At home, 89-66. They were a 14.5-point favorite and managed to beat the odds.
Vasilije Misic leads the team both in scoring with 15.8 ppg and in assists made with 5.3 per game.
In their two meetings last season, each team won once on the road.
Efes by 12 points and Besiktas by 6 in overtime.
Besiktas are 0-2 at home, while Efes are 2-0 on the road.
Anadolu Efes have the best offense in the league (100.8 to 80.2 ppg) and the third-best defense (67.5 to 90 ppg).
They also have better percentages both in field goals (49.2% to 44.8%) and are third-best in 3-pointers, shooting with 40.7% to Besiktas’ league-low of 22.6%.
Efes are better in rebounding (35.8 to 32.8) in turnovers committed (9.5 to 13.5) and in assists made (21.5 to 20).
Bookmakers give Anadolu Efes a -18.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They didn’t participate in Euroleague during the week and they have been winning 3 out of their 4 domestic games by an average of 28.6 points.
Anadolu Efes vs Besiktas Prediction: Anadolu Efes -18.5 (-114)