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Mete Aktaş has been immersed in the world of professional basketball as a sports writer and as an expert handicapper for over two decades. A love for stats, trends, research, and years of handicapping experience makes him one strong handicapper to follow closely.

Aktaş started his sports journalism career in 2000. Since then, he has worked for various national media outlets in Turkey such as NBA Türkiye magazine and NBA TV as a basketball writer and commentator.

Throughout his career he mainly covered the NBA and made special interviews with NBA stars and figures such as Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, David Stern, Adam Silver and many more. His breaking news articles were featured on sites like ESPN and Hoops Hype.


Before joining his work in the betting industry appeared around the internet and in print for a long time.

After betting on basketball games became legal in Turkey back in 2009, Mete has become one of the most successful handicappers in the country. His daily picks and analysis on basketball games ranging from the NBA to the Turkish Basketball League have been a guiding light for basketball betting enthusiasts.


Aktaş was born in 1976 in İstanbul, the meeting point of Asia and Europe, and still resides there to this day.


  • NBA

  • Euroleague

  • ACB (Spanish Basketball League)

  • BSL (Turkish Basketball League)

  • Parlay betting

  • Handicap betting

  • Over-Under

Favorite bet of all-time

Mete cites the time he took down a 12-team NBA parlay in 2010 in a 12-game NBA slate when he worked as a handicapper for Nesine as his favorite bet of all-time. The moneyline odds of the parlay were +79900

Most heartbreaking bet

Aktaş has had plenty of heartbreaking bets in his long career but the one stands out as the most heartbreaking is the 15-game NBA & Euroleague parlay from February 2015 which was lost in the final game of the bet thanks to a game-winning three-pointer by then-Celtics player Avery Bradley against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The fact that the Cavaliers had led by 22 before they collapsed made this loss even more dramatic.