Two teams sitting on opposite sides of the Turkish BSL League table face off in the 5th round of action. Fenerbahce (4-0), who is one of the only two undefeated teams so far in the league, are hosting Petkim Spor (1-3), who are tied in the second-worse place, but are coming off their first victory of the season.
Date/Time: 10-25-2020, 05:00 EDT
Spread: Fenerbahce -15.5 Total: +155.5
Fenerbahce have a 4-0 record and are tied with Anadolu Efes in the first place of the league. In their last game they won Gaziantep on the road, 59-65. They were a 7.5-point favorite but failed to cover the spread.
Nando De Colo leads the team in scoring with 22 ppg, adding 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Petkim Spor have a 1-3 record and are tied with three more teams in the second to last place. In their last game they snapped a three-game losing streak. They won Bursaspor at home, 108-80. They were a 1-point favorite and successfully beat the odds.
Kendrick Ray leads the team in scoring with 20 ppg, adding 6.3 assists per game.
This will be the first ever meeting between those two teams.
Fener are 2-0 at home, while Petkim are 0-2 on the road.
Fenerbahce have the second-best offense in the league (91.5 ppg), while Petkim follows third (87.2).
They are also better defensively (69.8 to 86 ppg).
Fenerbahce have the best percentages in the league both in field goals (54.7% to 49%) and in 3-pointers (41.2% to 37%).
On the other hand, Petkim are better in rebounding (35 to 33.5).
Both teams are very close both in turnovers committed (13 to 13.2) and in assists made (22 to 21.8).
Bookmakers give Fenerbahce a -14.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. While they are the absolute favorite for the win, they are also coming off a weekday game in Euroleague. Petkim have been playing good despite their record, so they will most likely force a closer game than that.
Petkim Spor vs Fenerbahce Prediction: Petkim Spor +15.5 (-115)