Turkish BSL Round 16 Betting Preview
There's a full round of games upcoming over the next several days. Two of the Round 16 games are on Monday and we are going to provide our betting tips for both of those games in this betting preview.
Istanbul BB vs. AnadoluEfes Preview
AnadoluEfes (13-2) are first place in the Turkish BSL, but Fenerbahce is gaining ground. AnadoluEfes are going to be huge betting favourites on Monday, as they host the struggling Istanbul BB (6-9).
Istanbul BB are coming off a heartbreaking loss against Gaziantep (62-61) by a single point. It's going to be tough for them to bounce back quickly after the loss in Round 15, especially against the league's top team.
Here's all you really need to know about this match-up. Istanbul BB are 1-7 in road games, while AnadoluEfes are a perfect 7-0 in home games. The more important question is whether or not AnadoluEfes will cover the handicap.
These two teams played in Round 1 already this season and it was a complete blowout. AnadoluEfes won 95-67 and a similar result isn't going to surprise anyone based on how these two teams have been playing.
AnadoluEfes is too talented and the team has too much on the line to lose this game. AnadoluEfes dominated the first H2H game – winning the battle in rebounding (37-20), steals (13-4), blocks (4-0) and assists (20-19).
I know the handicap will be big, but I recommend betting on AnadoluEfes to cover the handicap.
Darussafaka vs. Tofas SC Preview
These two teams are heading in opposite directions the last several weeks. Darussafaka (11-4) have won three games in a row. They're sitting in fourth place in the standings and have the second best point differential (+11.2).
Tofas SC (6-9) are down to ninth in the standings after losing two games in a row. The two losses were against the two teams sitting ahead of them in the standings, which makes the losses even tougher to swallow.
These two teams played in Round 1 back in October and Darussafaka won (83-75). It was a relatively close game, but with the way these two teams are trending, I expect the away team to win by double-digits.
Tofas FC are only 4-4 at home this season, so they don't have a home advantage like most teams. Darussafaka have been solid on the road too, as they have a 5-3 record in away games this season.
The only way Tofas FC will be able to keep this close is if they score 80+ points, which is a possibility. Tofas FC have averaged 83.1 PPG this season on offence, but they've also allowed 80.2 PPG on defence.
If Tofas FC is unable to wake up defensively they're never going to move up the standings. None of the nine teams above them in the standings allow 80+ PPG and defence has cost them on multiple occasions already.
I recommend placing a wager on Darussafaka to cover the handicap on Monday.
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Don't forget there's also a full slate of games to bet on this weekend prior to the two games on Monday.