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U-Banca Transilvania Cluj vs. CSM Oradea Prediction and Preview for 1/29/2022

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj takes on CSM Oradea on 1/29/2022 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 CSM Oradea It is time to get rolling with our preview! U-Banca Transilvania Cluj has a record of 15-0 this season. CSM Oradea is 11-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

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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. 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 .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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Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 117.8 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .595, which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .565, which considered to be above 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 28.5% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Their defensive efficiency is 102.2, 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 .528 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 65.0% this season. They are a below average defensive rebounding team.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers. Their Blocks Rate is 5.6% which is considered to be below 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. 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. 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. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. 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 draws fouls and takes quite a bit of Free Throws. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

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. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. 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.





The CSM Oradea Roster

The Players to Watch for CSM Oradea

Catalin Baciu 7-2 255 C

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 98.8. He has a strong Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 127.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 62.3%, 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 generally 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.

Garlon Green 6-7 215 GF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 103.5. He has an above-average Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 120.6.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 54.6%, 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. 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.

Stephen Holt 6-4 195 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season. He sports a above-average in Defensive Efficiency with an Defensive Rating of 104.8. He has a strong Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 133.0.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 60.4%, 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. 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 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 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.

Nikola Markovic 6-10 210 C

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 98.2. He sports a below-average in Offensive Efficiency with an Offensive Rating of 111.4.

With an Effective Field Goal rate of 55.6%, he is an above-average scorer 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. 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. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

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

U-Banca Transilvania Cluj vs. CSM Oradea Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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