Date/Time: 06-03-2019, 14:00 EDT
Spread: Fenerbahce -15.5
In game 2 of this Turkish BSL League semifinal, the 2nd-seeded and defending champions Fenerbahce (24-4), after dominating their opponents in the opening game and taking a 1-0 lead in the series, are hosting once again the 3rd-seeded Tofas (18-9), who are looking to bounce back after game one’s embarrassing 34-point loss and even the series.
Fenerbahce finished the regular season with a 24-4 record and were placed second in the league table. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won at home against Tofas in game 1 with a 102-68 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 high 6.2 boards per game but both are out with injuries. Kostas Sloukas adds 11.7 ppg and a team high 4.8 assists per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersTofas finished the regular season with a 18-10 record and were placed third in the league table. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Fenerbahce in game 1 with a 68-102 score. They are led in scoring by Sammy Mejia with 16.7 ppg, adding 3.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Diante Garrett with 14.6 ppg and a team high 6.3 dimes per game, while Travis Trice adds 12.8 ppg and 6.1 dimes per game.
Fenerbahce have won all three previous meetings against Tofas so far season, winning both home games by an average of 37.5 points. Fenerbahce have a 16-1 home record, while Tofas are 7-9 on the road. Fenerbahce have both a better offense with 87 ppg to Tofas’ 81.6 and a better defense, allowing 70.3 ppg to Tofas’ 79. They also have better percentages both in field goals (53.6% to 49.3%) and in 3-pointers (42.4% to 38.5%). Tofas on the other hand dish more dimes per game (21.5 to 21), while both squads are almost even both in turnovers committed (11.5 to 11.6) and in rebounding (29.4 to 29.1). Bookmakers give Fenerbahce a -15.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another easy home victory.
Tofas vs Fenerbahce Game 2 Prediction: Fenerbahce -15.5 (-111)