15th Euroleague week take start in Istanbul, where Real Madrid will try to end their losing streak in away matches.
Anadolu Efes – Real Madrid
It’s quite unusual to see money going on Anadolu Efes against might Real Madrid. Will they be able to outplay Madrid ?
Real Madrid coach Pablo Lasso finally able to count on all his players, after missing different elements of its puzzle during last few weeks. They lost 3 away games in a row (and 4 of 5). But Madrid played seriously weakened and did not have much motivation to win. But now when they are just one loss away away from 7th position – things are different. They need again to find balance in their Euroleague standings before busy schedule coming in January-February.
Efes is on uptrend with 4 wins in 6 games, but all those victories came against teams in bad moment. CZ was in bad form, Maccabi too, Galatasaray played awful last week. And they have lost both games to good playing teams like Zalgiris and Brose.
I can’t see chances for Efes here. Real is much stronger team on all positions. Also Real owns 5-2 ATS record in away games, while Efes is just 2-4 at home. I expect easy win for Real Madrid here. But value not so big for high stakes.
Pick: Real Madrid (-3) @ 1.91 Pinnacle