In the first semifinal of the Turkish BSL Cup, the second in the league Anadolu Efes, who won easily at home in the first round by 14 points, are hosting the 7th Besiktas Sompo Japan, who overcame Tofas’ resistance on the road. The game takes place at the Abdi Ipekci Arena in the city of Istanbul, on Saturday February 16th 2019.
Date/Time: 02-16-2019, 08:00 EDT
Spread: Anadolu Efes -8.5
Anadolu Efes have a 14-3 record so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the league table. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Gaziantep in the first round of the cup with a 73-59 score, eliminating them. They were led in scoring by Adrien Moerman with 17.8 ppg, adding a team high 9.6 boards per game. He is followed by Brock Motum with 17 ppg and 6 boards per game, while Tibor Pleiss adds 17 ppg and 6.5 boards.
Besiktas have a 9-8 record so far this season and are currently tied with Bahcesehir in the 7th place of the league table. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Tofas in the first round of the cup with an 83-89 score, eliminating them. They were led in scoring by Ivan Buva with 14.2 ppg, adding a team high 7.5 boards per game. He is followed by Jason Rich with 12.6 ppg and 2.9 dimes, while Robin Benzing adds 10.1 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season Besiktas won on the road with an 86-90 score. Anadolu Efes are 7-2 at home so far this season, while Besiktas are 2-6 on the road. Anadolu Efes are better offensively, scoring 88.5 ppg to Besiktas’ 75.5, while Besiktas are better defensively, allowing 75.2 ppg to Efes’ 78.6. Efes have better percentages both in field goals (49% to 45.4%) and in 3-pointers (38.5% to 32.9%). They are better both in dimes made (22.4 to 17.7) and in boards grabbed (32.8 to 29.9), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (10.9 to 11.1). Anadolu Efes are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win.
Besiktas vs Anadolu Efes Prediction: Anadolu Efes -8.5 (-112)
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