Date/Time: 06-02-2019, 09:30 EDT
Spread: Anadolu Efes -12
In game 2 of this Turkish BSL League semifinal, the first-seeded Anadolu Efes (25-3), who have been unstoppable having won their last twenty-two matches and lead the series 1-0 wins after winning the opening game at home, are hosting once again the 4th-seeded Galatasaray (18-10), who are looking to bounce back and even the series.
Anadolu Efes finished the regular season with a 25-3 record and were placed first in the league. They have 22 consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against Galatasaray in Game 1 with an 82-77 score. They are led in scoring by Brock Motum with 17.5 ppg, adding 5.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Tibor Pleiss with 15.3 ppg and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Adrien Moerman adds 15.2 ppg and a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersGalatasaray finished the regular season with an 18-10 record and were placed fourth in the league. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Anadolu Efes in Game 1 with a 77-82 score. They are led in scoring by Aaron Harrison with 14.7 ppg, adding 3.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He is followed by Zach Auguste with 13.2 ppg and a team-best 8.6 rebounds per game, while Nigel Hayes adds 12.4 ppg and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Anadolu Efes have won all three previous meetings against Galatasaray so far this season, winning both home games by an average of 7.5 points. Anadolu Efes have a 14-2 home record, while Galatasaray are 8-9 on the road. Anadolu Efes are better both offensively, scoring 89.6 ppg to Galatasaray’s 81.1 and defensively, allowing 75.7 ppg to Galatasaray’s 76.5. Anadolu Efes have better percentages both in field goals (49.2% to 47%) and in 3-pointers (38.9% to 36.5%). They are also better in assists made (23 to 19.2), in turnovers committed (11 to 11.8) and in rebounding (35.7 to 32.8). Bookmakers give Anadolu Efes a -12 spread but expect Galatasaray to force a closer game than that once again on the road so pick them in this one.
Galatasaray vs Anadolu Efes Game 2 Prediction: Galatasaray +12 (-114)