Date/Time: 06-09-2019, 10:00 EDT
Spread: Anadolu Efes -2
In game 1 of the Turkish BSL League Finals, the first-seeded Anadolu Efes (25-3), who have been unstoppable having won their last twenty-three matches and eliminated Galatasaray in the semifinals 3-0 wins, are hosting the second-seeded and defending champions Fenerbahce (24-4), who also swept their opponents Tofas in the previous round.
Anadolu Efes finished the regular season with a 25-3 record and were placed on top of the league. They have 23 consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Galatasaray in Game 2 with a 72-78 score. They are led in scoring by Brock Motum with 17.9 ppg, adding 5.6 rebounds per game. He is followed by Tibor Pleiss with 15.3 ppg and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Adrien Moerman adds 14.9 ppg and a team high 8 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersFenerbahce finished the regular season with a 24-4 record and were placed second in the league. They have won seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they won on the road against Tofas in game 3 with a 71-76 score. They are led in scoring by Joffrey Lauvergne with 12.6 ppg, adding 5.9 rebounds per game, followed by Jan Vesely with 12.2 ppg and a team high 6.2 rebounds per game but both of them are out with injuries. Kostas Sloukas adds 11.5 ppg and a team high 4.7 assists per game.
In their six previous meetings so far this season both teams are tied 3-3 wins with Efes having won both home games by an average of 4 points. Anadolu Efes have a 15-2 home record, while Fenerbahce are 12-4 on the road. Anadolu Efes are better offensively, scoring 89.6 ppg to Fenerbahce’s 87, while Fenerbahce are better defensively, allowing 70.3 ppg to Efes’ 75.7. Fenerbahce have better percentages both in field goals (53.8% to 49.2%) and in 3-pointers (41.7% to 38.5%). Anadolu Efes on the other hand are better in dimes made (22.9 to 20.8), in turnovers (11.1 to 12.1) and in boards grabbed (35.6 to 29.3). Bookmakers give Anadolu Efes a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win today.
Fenerbahce vs Anadolu Efes Game 1 Prediction: Anadolu Efes -2 (-117)