Monaco vs. Fenerbahce: Game 2 prediction & ananylis.

Monaco vs. Fenerbahce: Game 2 prediction & ananylis.

Monaco is hosting Fenerbahce for Game 2 of the Euroleague Playoffs at Salle Gaston Médecin on April 26th at 17:00 (UTC). The hosts suffered a loss in Game 1, which granted Fenerbahce the home-court advantage in this best-of-five series between them. Today, Monaco must display greater focus and concentration to secure a win; otherwise, their chances of reaching the final four will be significantly diminished. In the initial match, despite initially controlling the situation, Monaco allowed their opponent to regain momentum and ultimately lost in overtime. Tyler Dorsey and Nick Calathes delivered exceptional performances, while on Monaco’s side, Mike James once again fell short, scoring just 16 points.

The latest news and condition of Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce showcased their recent strong form by clinching a victory against Monaco on the road in Game 1 of the playoffs. They boast a deep roster consisting of experienced players and are led by an excellent coach. Today, they are determined to replicate their success, recognizing that another win will significantly improve their chances of securing a spot in the Final 4. However, Šarūnas Jasikevičius will encounter the challenge of not having starting center Johnathan Motley available, which could potentially pose a problem for the team’s baseline, adding pressure to the performance of Nigel Hayes-Davis.

While Tyler Dorsey delivered an impressive performance in Game 1, his consistency as a player remains a concern. Should he replicate his performance today, Monaco will undoubtedly face significant challenges, especially given their struggles to contain him thus far. Additionally, the absence of Tarik Biberovic further exacerbates gaps in the baseline, which Monaco will need to exploit to their advantage.

News and status of Monaco.

They let Game 1 slip away, losing in overtime 91-95 to Fenerbahce. Today, they need to address certain areas to secure a home win and level the playoff series. To achieve this, they must restrict Fenerbahce’s scoring from beyond the arc and win the rebound battle. If they can accomplish either of these objectives, they will be the favorites for tonight’s matchup.

Sasa Obradovic faces no absenteeism issues and will field his team in full strength. Much of the responsibility falls on Mike James, who must lead the team and devise strategies to break down the Fenerbahce defense.

Monaco vs. Fenerbahce: Game 2 Betting tips.

I foresee Game 2 being determined by a physical battle, particularly in the rebounding department. Sasa Obradovic is well aware of this and will look to capitalize on Johnathan Motley’s absence to secure dominance in this area. Building on observations from the previous game, several betting opportunities emerge with players who are likely to excel.

Given that the game will primarily unfold in the baseline, I suggest focusing on the following players:

  • Alpha Diallo emerges as a prime candidate to excel in grabbing rebounds.
  • Mike James will endeavor to dismantle Fenerbahce’s defense and facilitate assists.
  • Elie Okobo is expected to display improved accuracy compared to Game 1, where he made 2 out of 8 attempted 3-pointers.
  • Jaron Blossomgame stands out as a key player who has scored over 8.5 points in six of Monaco’s last eight games, making him an attractive option to include in our bet builder.

Our recommendation:

Monaco vs. Fenerbahce: Monaco to score over 84.5 points.

Bet Builder:

  • Over 8.5 points: J. Blossomgame
  • Over 2.5 3-pointers made: E. Okobo
  • Over 5.5 Rebounds: A. Diallo

Lineups:

Monaco:

  • Guards:
    1. Elie Okobo (#2)
    2. Jordan Loyd (#3)
    3. Kemba Walker (#15)
    4. Terry Tarpey (#22)
    5. Yakuba Ouattara (#24)
    6. Matthew Strazel (#32)
    7. Mike James (#55)
  • Forwards:
    1. Jaron Blossomgame (#4)
    2. John Brown (#10)
    3. Alpha Diallo (#11)
  • Centers:
    1. Petr Cornelie (#12)
    2. Mam Jaiteh (#14)
    3. Donatas Motiejunas (#20)
    4. Donta Hall (#45)
  • Coach: Sasa Obradovic

Fenerbahce:

  • Guards:
    1. Sehmus Hazer (#2)
    2. Scottie Wilbekin (#3)
    3. Melih Mahmutoğlu (#10)
    4. Mert Eksioglu (#15)
    5. Marko Guduric (#23)
    6. Tyler Dorsey (#27)
    7. Nick Calathes (#33)
    8. Yam Madar (#41)
  • Forwards:
    1. Metecan Birsen (#1)
    2. Nigel Hayes-Davis (#11)
    3. Tarik Biberovic (#13)
    4. Amine Noua (#17)
    5. Dyshawn Pierre (#21)
    6. Hamza Mestoglu (#22)
    7. Nathan Sestina (#77)
  • Centers:
    1. Johnathan Motley (#0)
    2. Sertac Sanli (#5)
    3. Georgios Papagiannis (#9)
  • Coach: Saras Jasikevicius

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