Date/Time: 05-29-2019, 13:45 EDT
Spread: Fenerbahce -14.5
In game 3 of this Turkish BSL League quarterfinal, the second-seeded and defending champions Fenerbahce (24-4), are hosting once again the seventh-seeded Turk Telekom (16-12), with both teams being tied 1-1 wins and the winner of this game will advance to the league’s semifinals where they will face the third-seeded Tofas who eliminated Besiktas 2-0 wins in the first round.
Fenerbahce finished the regular season with a 24-4 record and were placed second in the league. They have seven consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against Darussafaka with a 72-87 score. They are led in scoring by Joffrey Lauvergne with 12.6 ppg, adding 5.9 boards per game. He is followed by Jan Vesely with 12.2 ppg and a team high 6.2 boards per game, while Kostas Sloukas adds 11.9 ppg and a team high 4.9 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersTurk Telekom finished the regular season with a 16-12 record and were placed 7th in the league. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against Darussafaka with an 80-87 score. They were led in scoring by Sylven Landesberg with 20 ppg, adding 3.4 boards per game. He is followed by Vladimir Stimac with 14.6 ppg and a team high 9.3 boards per game, while T.J. Campbell adds 9.2 ppg and a team high 4.5 dimes per game.
In their five previous meetings so far this season Fenerbahce leads Turk Telekom 4-1 wins and have a perfect 3-0 at home. Fenerbahce have a 14-1 home record, while Turk Telekom are 6-9 on the road. Fenerbahce are better both offensively, scoring 87 ppg to Turk Telekom’s 79.4 and defensively, allowing 70.3 ppg to Turk Telekom’s 78.7. They also have better percentages both in field goals (53% to 46.6%) and in 3-pointers (41.9% to 37.3%). Both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (11.2 to 11.4), while Fenerbahce are better in dimes made (20.8 to 19.3) and Turk Telekom are better in boards grabbed (30.4 to 29.4). Bookmakers give Fenerbahce a -14.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as Turk Telekom will once again force a closer game than that.
Turk Telekom vs Fenerbahce Game 3 Prediction: Turk Telekom +14.5 (-113)