Date/Time: 12-07-2018, 12:30 EDT
Spread: Anadolu Efes +3.5
Two teams tied in the third place of the Euroleague Basketball are clashing in the 11th round of action, when the Turkish Anadolu Efes (8-2), who are red-hot having lost only once in their last eight games, are hosting the Spanish champions Real Madrid (8-2), who have suffered their two defeats this season bacl-to-back.
Anadolu Efes have an 8-2 record so far this season and are currently tied with Real Madrid in the third place of the league. They have five consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Baskonia with a 96-85 score. They are led in scoring by Rodrigue Beaubois with 13.5 ppg, adding 3.6 assists per game. He is followed by Adrien Moerman with 11.9 ppg and a team high 6.3 rebounds per game, while Vasilje Micic adds 11 ppg and a team high 5.1 assists per game.
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Real Madrid won both meetings against Anadolu Efes last season (at home by 19 points and on the road by 14). Anadolu Efes have a 4-1 home record so far, while Real Madrid are 3-1 on the road. Real Madrid are better both offensively, scoring 90.2 ppg to Efes’ 78.8, and defensively, allowing 78.8 ppg to Efes’ 81.4. Efes on the other hand have a better accuracy both from the field (54% to 49.1%) and from behind the arc (44.9% to 40.6%). Real Madrid are better in turnovers committed (11.3 to 12.3), in rebounding (34.1 to 29.1) and in assists made (20.2 to 19.8). Real Madrid have been struggling lately and Efes on the other hand are the hottest team out there, so pick them for the home win.
Real Madrid vs Anadolu Efes Prediction: Anadolu Efes +3.5 (-112)