Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow
Competition : Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date : 27 October 2017
Time : 18:45 CET
Anadolu Efes have been really struggling so far in the season, as they have won just two of their first six matches in all competitions. Both wins have come in their domestic BSL, where they have recorded slim wins against Fenerbahce by 84:80 at home, and against Eskisehir by 84:86 on the road. However, Anadolu Efes have really suffered in their Euroleague matches so far, where they have recorded losses in each of their first 3 matches. First came Real Madrid who dominated them throughout the whole match and defeated them by 74:88 in the Euroleague opener. After that they suffered their 2nd loss by 78:71 against Valencia on the road. In their most recent match, Anadolu Efes were up against Fenerbahce, who managed to take revenge about the BSL loss, as they eventually fell to their Turkish rivals by 81:70 at home. They are now sitting at the penultimate spot of the Euroleague with just 215 points scored, against 247 conceded.
Russian side CSKA Moscow recorded a really easy win against Greek side Panathinaikos on Wednesday, as they were leading throughout the whole game, and eventually won by 81:63 at home. They really needed that win, as prior to that they had suffered a really tough loss by 82:69 on the road against Real Madrid. In their Euroleague opener, CSKA Moscow were engaged in a really competitive match against Armani Milano, but they were clinical in the second half, and grabbed a nice win by 93:89 at home. They are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague, having scored 243 points, against 229 conceded. CSKA Moscow are having a really strong season overall, as they have only suffered a single loss in their first 7 matches in all competitions, and are also leading the VTB, in a tie with Khimki Moscow and Kazan.
Previous 5 games :
Fenerbahce vs Anadolu Efes 81:70
Eskisehir vs Anadolu Efes 84:86
Valencia vs Anadolu Efes 78:71
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce 84:80
Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid 74:88
CSKA Moscow vs Panathinaikos 81:63
CSKA Moscow vs Saratov 93:66
Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow 82:69
CSKA Moscow vs Minsk 90:54
CSKA Moscow vs Armani Milano 93:84
Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow: Head to Head Stats
CSKA Moscow have been dominant in this match-up over the years (W15L5), having won each of the last 5 matches against Anadolu Efes. Last season CSKA Moscow grabb a nice 87:93 win in this venue, before a slim 80:77 win at home.
Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Anadolu Efes have made a really poor start in the new season, having won just two of their six matches in all competitions, both for their domestic league. CSKA Moscow have dominated this match-up in recent years, and they have overall been excellent so far in the season.
Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
I will gladly take the -3.5 points handicap for CSKA Moscow @ 1.65 here, who are coming off a dominant win, and will be looking to climb the standings. Anadolu Efes look like a lost cause so far in the season, as they have only recorded slim wins against inferior teams. The Over 156.5 also looks like a solid bet @ 1.62, as Anadolu Efes’ defense has been bleeding all season, and CSKA Moscow will surely take advantage of that.
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