Date/Time: 06-19-2019, 13:00 EDT
Spread: Fenerbahce -4
In game 6 of the Turkish BSL League Finals, the 2nd-seeded and defending champions Fenerbahce (24-4), who are with their backs against the wall and desperately need this win in order to force a game 7 on the road, are hosting once again the top-seeded Anadolu Efes (25-3), who have taken a commanding 3-2 lead in the series after a home victory in game 5.
Fenerbahce finished the regular season with a 24-4 record and were placed 2nd in the league. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Anadolu Efes in game 5 with a 76-86 score. They are led in scoring by Joffrey Lauvergne with 12.6 ppg, adding 5.9 boards per game, followed by Jan Vesely with 12.2 ppg and a team-best 6.2 boards per game but both of them are out with injuries. Kostas Sloukas adds 11.4 ppg and a team-best 4.7 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersAnadolu Efes finished the regular season with a 25-3 record and were placed first in the league. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against Fenerbahce in game 5 with an 86-76 score. They are led in scoring by Brock Motum with 17.6 ppg, adding 5.5 boards per game. He is followed by Tibor Pleiss with 15.3 ppg and 7.8 boards per game, while Adrien Moerman adds 14.9 ppg and a team-best 8.1 boards per game.
In their 11 previous meetings so far this season Anadolu Efes leads Fenerbahce 6-5 wins with Fener leading 4-2 at home. Fenerbahce have a 17-2 home record, while Anadolu Efes are 16-2 on the road. Anadolu Efes are better offensively, scoring a league-best of 87.1 ppg while Fener follow second with 85.4 and Fener have a better defense, allowing 70.3 ppg to Anadolu Efes’ 75.7. Fener have a better accuracy both from the field (52.7% to 49%) and from behind the arc (40.6% to 38%). Anadolu Efes on the other hand are better both in assists (22.4 to 20) and in rebounding (34.9 to 29.1) and they also commit fewer turnovers per game (11 to 11.8). Bookmakers give Fenerbahce a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce Game 6 Prediction: Fenerbahce -4 (-117)