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Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction and Betting Tips
Anadolu Efes to bounce back from their first defeat
Having won 38 domestic trophies more than any other Turkish team, Anadolu Efes is Turkey’s most successful team. With 15 Turkish Superleague titles and 11 Turkish Cups, Efes are the reigning Euroleague champions after beating Barcelona in the final last May.
However, their defense to their title didn’t get off to a fine start after losing to Real Madrid in their opening match. As Usual Shane Larkin was the Turkish side’s and the game’s best scorer with 21 points. In addition, his teammate Petrusev added 17 points but was not enough for coach Ergin’s side to suffer their first defeat.
Anadolu Efes Key Stats
- Against Real Madrid, Efes made 8-23 from the arc with 34%
- Efes grabbed just two offensive rebounds
- The Turkish side shot 40% from the field
CSKA Moscow needs some improvements
With eight Euroleague titles and 18 final four appearances, CSKA is one of the most successful teams in Europe. Also domestically, the Red and Blue won 27 Russian championships and four cups. During last season’s Euroleague, CSKA finished second in the regular season but eventually finished fourth in the final four.
Similar to their opponents, coach Dimitris Itoudis’s team lost their first match of the season to Milano. Incidentally, it’s their only defeat of this season as they won all five of their matches in the Russian VTB Super Cup and League. However, against Milano CSKA had a very weak shooting game and need to improve that area if they want to get a result in Istabnul.
CSKA Key Points
- CSKA made 37% of their field goals against Milano
- No player of CSKA scored more than 13 points in the match
- 27% was CSKA’s percentage from the arc of three points
Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow Prediction
These two teams met in last season’s final four semi-finals in which Efes came on top and went on to win the title. During last season, the two teams met three times and Efes won twice.
After a shaky start from both teams, they will do their best to win this. Notably, both teams had trouble in their shooting during their first match and need to improve. CSKA lost just one of their last seven visits here and that was in March last season when they lost by 30 points.
To sum up, taking into consideration that Efes are the favorites to win with odds of 1.52 at Vbet., we will back that. Also for our second prediction, we will back the total points scored in the first quarter.
Anadolu Efes vs CSKA Moscow Betting Tips
Home Win 1.52 at Vbet
Under 43 total 1st quarter points 1.55 at Vbet
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