Anadolu Efes vs Brose Bamberg
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 29 December 2017
Time: 18:30 CET
Anadolu Efes were engaged in a low-scoring match against Olympiacos Piraeus last week, just like we predicted. Their tough losing streak was extended to five matches in all competitions, when they fell by a lowly 58:61 at home. They only scored 9 points in the first quarter, and it was indicative of how the match would go. Oddly enough, the two top scorers in that match were Simon (17p, 7r, 4st) and McCollum (16p, 5r, 4 as, 4st), but apart from Brown (11p), pretty much every other player was strangled by their opponents’ defense. They are still stuck at the bottom of the Euroleague (W3 L 11), scoring a mere 76.78 points per match, while conceding 82.21 in the process.
On the other hand, Brose Bamberg were destroyed by Real Madrid in their previous match, where they fell by 66:81 at home. Real Madrid easily covered the -2.5 points that we predicted, and gave us a nice pay-out. Brose Bamberg were dominated in the first quarter (13:29), and it was all downhill from that point. Hackett scored a team-high 13 points, while Staiger scored 12 and Lo scored 12, but it was a really bad performance by the whole team there. At least they made amends for that loss with a dominant performance in their domestic league. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, Brose Bamberg are sitting at the 11th spot of the league table (W6 L8), with an average of 74.21 points per match, against 80 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Anadolu Efes vs Banvit 77:99
Anadolu Efes vs Olympiacos Piraeus 58:61
Khimki Moscow vs Anadolu Efes 86:68
Istanbul BB vs Anadolu Efes 84:58
Anadolu Efes vs Baskonia 81:82
Brose Bamberg vs Mitteldeutscher 103:66
Brose Bamberg vs Real Madrid 66:81
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg 88:84
Oldenburg vs Brose Bamberg 81:74
Brose Bamberg vs Olympiacos Piraeus 67:65
Anadolu Efes vs Brose Bamberg: Head to Head Stats
Brose Bamberg won both matches against Anadolu Efes last season, by 91:83 in Germany, before an easy 68:87 in this venue. Moreover, Brose Bamberg have won eash of the last four matches against Anadolu Efes (W4 L2 overall).
Anadolu Efes vs Brose Bamberg: Prediction
Anadolu Efes have been struggling mightily in the offensive end lately, having scored a mere 68.4 points per match in their last five. Both teams are in poor form right now, and I will not search for the winner here.
Anadolu Efes vs Brose Bamberg: Betting Tips
Considering the fact that both these teams have been struggling on the offensive end, the Under 159.5 points @ 1.70 seems like a good option here.
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