In the only first round series of the Turkish BSL League that the road team emerged victorious, we have Game 2 between the fifth-seeded Banvit (18-12) who found the perfect timing for their first victory against Banvit this season, and the fourth-seeded Besiktas Sompo Japan (20-10). The game takes place at the Kara Ali Acar Spor Salonu in the city of Balikesir, on Friday May 25th 2018.  Turkish BSL Besiktas vs Banvit Game 2 Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time: 05-25-2018, 11:15 EDT

Spread: Banvit -2.5

Total: +148

Besiktas finished the regular season with a 20-10 record. Their mark  was fourth best in the league. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against Banvit in Game 1 with a 77-79 score. They are led in scoring by Josh Adams with 14.4 ppg. He also adds a team-best 4.4 dimes per game, while DJ Strawberry follows with 11.8 ppg and 3.8 dimes per game. Jon Diebler adds 10.1 ppg and 3.5 boards per game.

Banvit finished the regular season with an 18-12 record.  And their campaign mark  placed them fifth in the league. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against Besiktas in Game 1 with a 77-79 score. They are led in scoring by Jake Odum with 16.7 ppg, adding 5 boards per game. He is followed by Angelo Caloiaro with 12.8 ppg and a team high 6 boards per game, while Tony Taylor adds 11.8 ppg and a team high 3.9 dimes per game.

Besiktas lead Banvit 3-1 wins so far this season, having won the only previous game on the road with an 83-87 score. Banvit have a 8-7 home record so far this season, while Besiktas are 9-6 on the road. Banvit are better offensively, scoring 79 ppg to Besiktas’ second-worse of 76.3, while Besiktas have the second-best defense in the league, allowing 72.5 ppg to Banvit’s 75.9.

Club Banvit have better accuracy both from inside the arc with a third-best of 55.8% to Besiktas’ 51.9% and from behind the arc with a third-best of 38.7% to Besiktas’ 34.8%. They are also slightly better in rebounding, grabbing 30.4 to Besiktas’ 30, while both teams dish exactly 18.1 assists per game and are very close in turnovers committed (11.2 to 11.3). Banvit have the momentum after that huge game 1 win on the road and Vegas odds give them a -2.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as Besiktas will fight back to avoid elimination.

Besiktas vs Banvit Game 2 Prediction: Besiktas +2.5 (-112)


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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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