Basketball match from Turkey, ING Basketball Super League, between Anadolu Efes and Bursaspor. This match match was supposed to be played long time ago, however it was postponed. Anadolu Efes is big favourite to win this match, however despite playing at home, they will not have any major advantage, because the match will be played without spectators, because of the evenets that occured outsite of basketball.
So far, Anadolu Efes have record of 20 wins and 2 losses, ranked 2nd place in the leauge. If they get the victory in this match, they will go 1st place ahead of Pinar Karsiyaka. They have outstanding record in the Euroleague and the Turkish Basketball league, they are playing very good basketball, especially on the offensive end of the floor and most importantly, the squad is having fun and enjoy playing in this way. Anadolu Efes have also scary record at home, 9 wins and 1 loss. That loss came from Besiktas, the same team that Bursaspor won against in the previous round. Anadolu Efes have huge squad, so they will probably rest some of the players that played against Turk Telekom, 2 days ago. However, i expect Shane Larkin, Dunston, Simon and Moerman to be on the floor, because all of them did not play in the previous match.
The guests from Bursa are currently ranked 10th place, with record of 11 wins and 11 losses. Bursaspor are in very good form, winning 4 consecutive matches, however i must say their schedule was very easy, because they played against very average teams like OGM Ormanspor ( 8 wins and 15 losses, ranked 12th place ) and Buyukcekmece ( 3 wins and 20 losses, ranked 15th place ). Bursaspor have solid squad, with couple of good internationals, however we cannot compare them with Anadolu Efes. There is huge quality difference between these two teams, Anadolu Efes is probably the best team in Europe this season, while Bursaspor is average team from the Turkish Basketball league, fighting to make the play off.
Anadolu Efes usually starts their matches in dominant fashion, making the points difference early as possible. Also, considering the fact Anadolu Efes have better squad, which means better players from the bench, even if they make rotations early on, i still expect them to control the match, for that reason my bet is, Anadolu Efes to win 1st quarter by at least 3 points difference.
Anadolu Efes vs Bursaspor betting tips
Alternative 1st Quarter Spread, Anadolu Efes -2.5 (Stake: 10)Odds: 1.50 at Bet365
Result: 40-26 WON (+5 units)