Tofas vs Eskisehir
Competition: Turkish Super Ligi
Date: 22 May 2018
Time: 19:45 CET
Tofas enjoyed a really great season so far, but they always came in second. They managed to reach the Turkish Cup final but were defeated there by a harsh 78:61 in the hands of Anadolu Efes. They didn’t allow that to disturb their league performances, as they won nine of their next twelve matches till the end of the season, and finished at the 2nd spot (W24 L6). They had the 2nd best offense in the league with 84.6 points per match, while allowing 77.6 in the process. They had the 3rd best home record in the regular season (W13 L2), where they scored a whopping 90.26 points per match, but conceded 80.06 in the process. Their best player has been without a doubt Raymar Morgan, who led the scoring department with 16.4 points, and also the rebounds with 6.1 per match.
On the other hand, Eskisehir had a much more quiet season than their opponents, as they only reached the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup, where they were eliminated in the hands of Darussafaka. As far as the Super Ligi is concerned, Eskisehir made a really bad run between January and March, losing all ten matches in that span. However, they quickly got back on their feet and won six of their last eight matches of the season, to eventually finish at the 7th spot of the league table (W16 L14). They scored an average of 80.03 points per match throughout the season, against 80.46 conceded. They were just as mediocre on the road as they were at home, scoring an average of 79.26 points in their travels, while conceding 81.46 in the process.
Previous 5 games:
Yesligiresun vs Tofas 70:75
Tofas vs Trabzonspor 103:63
Buyukcekmece vs Tofas 76:93
Fenerbahce vs Tofas 98:78
Tofas vs Eskisehir 73:69
Eskisehir vs Buyuksehir 102:96
Besiktas vs Eskisehir 87:69
Eskisehir vs Usak Sportif 85:84
Tofas vs Eskisehir 73:69
Eskisehir vs Yesilgiresun 85:75
Tofas vs Eskisehir: Head to Head Stats
The two teams were engaged in two very low-scoring matches this season, where they exchanged home wins. Eskisehir won by a slim 76:75 at home, before falling by 73:69 on the road. Tofas have had a massive advantage as hosts against Eskisehir, winning seven out of the eight matches so far, and each of the last five.
Tofas vs Eskisehir: Prediction
Eskisehir have had a real trouble in scoring away from home lately, as they have scored over 80 points just twice in their last eight (W1 L7). Tofas are scoring like crazy at home, and they can record a vast win if they are not caught up in their opponents’ defenses.
Tofas vs Eskisehir: Betting Tips
We might be talking about a double-digits win for the home team here, so I will take my chances with the -10.5 for Tofas @ 1.85. Moreover, the Under 160.5 points @ 1.75 might also be something to consider here, with each of the last five matches between the two having gone Under that.