Lithuania - Greece
Final match of the first day of the knockout stage at the Eurobasket from the first half of the 1/8 finals matches and also a huge derbyof two famous rivals in different mood and form.
Start of the match: 09.09.2017.-20:30 CET
After an unexpected loss in the opener to Georgia(77:79) alarm was sounded off by the Lithuanian coach Adomaitis after which his team won four straight games in a routine fashion and deservedly took the top position in the group. Lithuania is playing its characteristic type of game, with their strongest possible roster led by 3 NBA players, based on a lot of 3 point shots which they are shooting in great form but also their 2 pt shot percentage is above 50 % as well and it´s also worth mentioning they´ve significantly improved their defense on which they can rely now much more than in the previous tournaments. Greece on the other hand can´t go against poor and inadequate coach Missas and leadership and without their main NBA star Antetokounmpo and they´ve passed their group just barely edging through from the 4th place after beating Poland in the decisive final game of the group stage for the knockout stage. They lost against all favorites in their group and against nominally equal or stronger teams they were losing without too much resistance. Except for the dissaray present in their defense their offense also looks disorganised so all in all we think they can´t surprise this in-form Lithuanian squad.
Lithuania - Greece TIP
With everything seen at this tournament this kind of margin is disgraceful although this is a knockout stage game of the 1/8 finals. Lithuania currently seems as a team which is at least a class higher than Greece who is without their best player and with inadequate coach for their roster which is however one of the weakest ones they´ve ever brought to a Eurobasket. We tip total handicap Lithuania.
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TIP: AH(-5.5) 1
Quota: 1.91 at William Hill