Anadolu Efes vs Buducnost
Efes comes from a second straight loss in EL and coach Ataman is ready to take scalps as it seems. After the terrible last quarter (8-24) which cost them the win against Real Madrid at home (82-84), Efes had a poor start in the very next game against Olympiacos where they were trailing by 12 in the first 4 minutes and coach Ataman just had enough, so he took a timeout and benched the whole lineup immediately, which is something odd in EL and sign of frustration. Efes not only fought their way back but they took the lead in the third quarter but yet again another poor last quarter (23-13) deprived them of the win.
It is beyond doubt that Efes must win this game and they would like to do it emphatically to get over those last couple of games. They are fortunate enough to face a much weaker side, Buducnost, that had an extremely tough schedule which included travels to 3 different countries (and games) during the last 4 days.
Efes had 5 days to rest and prepare while Buducnost played a game in Croatia less than 48 hours ago. Many question marks and issues for the visitors as they will probably be unable to slow down an eager Efes side that will go after a big win at the same time that Buducnost will look to finish the game and go back home.
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Anadolu Efes vs Buducnost prediction
|Efes (-12.5)||Bet365||1.90||8||106-68 WON (+7.2 units)|