Besiktas vs Banvit
Competition: Turkish Super Ligi
Date: 23 May 2018
Time: 17:15 CET
Besiktas were one of the teams to have played in three competitions this season, and were somewhat mediocre in all three. They did manage to reach the Turkish Cup semi-final but were eliminated by Tofas there, who went on to win the competition. Moreover, Besiktas played in the FIBA Basketball Champions League, where they managed to reach the playoffs but were eliminated by the German side of Bayreuth in the first round. As far as the Super Ligi is concerned, Besiktas finished at the 4th spot (W20 L10), with an average of 76.26 points per match, against 72.33 conceded. They were pretty decent at home too (W11 L4), where they scored 78.06 ppg, while allowing 73.00 in the process. Their focal point was Josh Adams who led the scoring (14.4 ppg) and assists department (4.4 apg), while DJ Strawberry was also one of their best players (11.8 ppg, 3.8 apg).
On the other hand, Banvit were actually eliminated by Besiktas in the Turkish Cup quarter-finals (80:63), but made a slightly better run in the FIBA Basketball Champions League. They overcame Nanterre in the first round of the playoffs, but were eliminated in the next round by Monaco who went on to reach the final. Banvit almost missed the 5th spot due to some bad matches towards the end of the regular season, but they still finished 5th due to better +/- (W18 L12). They scored an average of 79.03 ppg, against 75.93 conceded. They were also really good on the road, where they featured the 3rd best record (W10 L5), scoring 81.86 points per match, while conceding 78.66 in the process. Banvit were led by Jake Odum who averaged 16.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 1.0 bpg, With Angelo Caloiaro (12.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg) backing him up.
Previous 5 games:
Buyukcekmece vs Besiktas 59:72
Besiktas vs Eskisehir 87:69
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas 83:60
Besiktas vs Pinar Karsiyaka 77:63
Galatasaray vs Besiktas 77:73
Pinar Karsiyaka vs Banvit 69:89
Banvit vs Galatasaray 80:90
Gaziantep vs Banvit 82:63
Banvit vs Anadolu Efes 82:90
Darussafaka vs Banvit 85:88
Besiktas vs Banvit: Head to Head Stats
Besiktas won all three matches against Banvit this season, by 83:87 on the road and by 79:64 at home for the Super Ligi, and also by 80:63 in the Turkish Cup. They have also been quite strong as hosts against Banvit in recent years, having lost just once in the last seven (W6 L1).
Besiktas vs Banvit: Prediction
Besiktas comfortably won both home matches against Banvit this season, and they will be looking to make their season count. However, they will need to be really careful here, as Banvit actually performed much better on the road than they did at home throughout the season.
Besiktas vs Banvit: Betting Tips
We have some contradicting stats in our hands, with Besiktas conceding just 73 ppg in their home matches, while Banvit scored an average of 81.86 ppg on the road. However, they only scored 64 and 63 points in their two matches in this venue, as Besiktas found ways to contain them. I will have to go with the home team here, who know exactly what to do. Besiktas to win by -6.5 points @ 1.70.