Date/Time: 11-30-2018, 12:30 EDT
Spread: Anadolu Efes -4.5
Two teams coming off wins in their latest matchups are clashing in the 9th round of the Euroleague Basketball, when the Turkish Anadolu Efes (7-2), looking to extend the longest active winning streak of the competition, are hosting the Spanish Baskonia (3-6). The game takes place at the Ulker Sports Arena in the city of Istanbul, Turkey on Friday, November 30th 2018.
Anadolu Efes have a 7-2 record so far this season and currently sit in the 4th place of the league. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Darussafaka with an 88-93 score. They are led in scoring by Rodrigue Beaubois with 13.4 ppg, adding 3.3 assists per game. He is followed by Adrien Moerman with 12.1 ppg and a team high 6.7 rebounds per game, while Tibor Pleiss adds 10.4 ppg and 3.9 rebounds.
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In their two meetings last season each team won once on the road (Efes by two points and Baskonia by one). Efes have a 3-1 home record so far, while Baskonia are 1-4 on the road. Anadolu Efes are better both offensively, scoring 86.4 ppg to Baskonia’s 81.2 and defensively, allowing 81 ppg to Baskonia’s 81.9. They also have better accuracy both from the field (53.7% to 47.5%) and from behind the arc (45.3% to 33.5%). Efes are also better in assists made (19.4 to 16.6), while Baskonia are better both in rebounding (31 to 29.9) and in turnovers committed (11.8 to 12.2). Anadolu Efes are coming in this game hot and expect them to have an easy evening at home against the weaker Baskonia.
Baskonia vs Anadolu Efes Prediction: Anadolu Efes -4.5 (-111)