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U-Banca Transilvania Cluj vs. BCM U Pitesti 3/31/2022 Preview, Prediction, Picks

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj takes on BCM U Pitesti on 3/31/2022 at 11:00 AM.

Strap in because we have a Romanian Divizia A game preview and predictions in this article. U-Banca Transilvania Cluj will face BCM U Pitesti It is time to get rolling with our preview! U-Banca Transilvania Cluj has a record of 21-1 this season. BCM U Pitesti is 18-5 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Team Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 115.3, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .599, which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .567, which considered to be above average. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement. Turnovers are an issue for them. A 11.2% steals rate yielded is a bit higher than average.They rebounded 29.7% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 97.1 would certainly justify such praise. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .522 which is a sign of a strong defense. They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses. Bad shots should result in defensive rebounds and run outs. They successfully retrieved 69.6% of opponent missed shots. They are a slightly above average defensive rebounding team.

Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average. Their Blocks Rate is 6.4%, which is considered to be slightly above average.

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You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 109.2, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .557, which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .513, which considered to be below average. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble than most. They are doing an above average job of preventing live ball turnovers (steals). An opponent steals rate of 9.4% is not something to brag about, but it is far better to not have it be a problem.They successfully retrieved 26.4% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 102.9, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the league. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They yield a True Shooting Percentage of .553 which is considered to be above average (in a good way). This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They have an defensive rebounding rate of 64.6% this season. They are a below average defensive rebounding team.

Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average. Their Blocks Rate is 6.7%, which is considered to be slightly above average.

The U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Roster

The Players to Watch for U-Banca Transilvania Cluj

Karel Guzman 6-2 178 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is one of the leaders in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 93.2. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 120.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 60.7%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Patrick Richard 6-4 208 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is one of the leaders in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 94.4. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 117.2.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 53.3%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Andrija Stipanovic 6-10 225 PF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team. He is one of the leaders in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 98.0. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 124.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 67.5%, he is a strong scorer when given the opportunity. He is very efficient as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a strong Free Throw shooter, not the guy you want to foul late in games when down.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Giordan Watson 5-10 175 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 104.2. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 121.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 54.3%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.





The BCM U Pitesti Roster

The Players to Watch for BCM U Pitesti

Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 6-9 245 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He is one of the leaders in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 97.8. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 112.9.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 51.3%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Goran Gajovic 6-5 194 F

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 99.6. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 114.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 53.0%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone.

Mladen Jeremic 6-5 190 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 105.5. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 104.8.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 50.3%, he is a below-average when given the opportunity. He exhibits below-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is either a ballhog, does not play enough minutes or he is not supposed to be distributing the ball. The ball is in safe hands with him and there is a general level of comfort in his stewardship.

Nikola Jevtovic 6-10 227 PF

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season. He is one of the leaders in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 98.2. He has a strong Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 130.9.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 60.7%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He is very efficient as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He either does not take three point shots or he does not make them either. Opponents are probably quite aware. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help.

Mihai Marius Maciuca 6-5 181 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 100.1. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 118.5.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 56.5%, he is an above-average scorer when given the opportunity. He exhibits above-average efficiency as a shooter when isolating his shooting metrics from the rest of his offensive metrics. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj vs. BCM U Pitesti Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: U-Banca Transilvania Cluj 83 BCM U Pitesti 74

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