Saturday, September 7, 2013

Croatia - Poland ( Eurobasket 2013 )

Croatia Polan Eurobasket 2013 picks and predictions
Two underachieving teams face each other after a day of rest. Poland has a record of 0/2 so far as they lost miserably both of the games they played. Croatia wasn't so impressive either; however, the victory achieved in the last minute against Georgia is supposed to give them some momentum. They already have a decent group of guys at hand, so it's a matter of time they could explode. This is pretty much a last stance for Poland. In case of a loss, they are out of the competition.

As stated many times, Poland does have a pair of decent big men, but doesn't have the guard rotation to support them properly. Because of this, those big guys were dominated by Giorgi Shermadini and Victor Sanikidze against Georgia and by Jan Vesely against Czech Republic. Especially Vesely when compared to Gortat is rather inexperienced, but he still dominated by decent support of Czech Republic guards. Today, Poland is set to face another team with deep paint rotation. Both Luka Zoric and Ante Tomic add significant size and experience to Croatian paint rotation.

A day of rest could provide some boost to weak Poland bench, but the opponents also enjoyed the same luxury. Thomas Kelati despite being a great scorer isn't the assisting guard Poland needed, so Polish team is likely to be dominated inside the area once again. Croatia has a lot of firepower behind the arc primarily by Bojan Bogdanovic and Roko Ukic. Therefore, they don't have any trouble of scoring in either outside or inside the area.

The bigger problem of Croatian team was their defensive performance even though everyone could claim the opposite. ( because they scored only 40 points against strong Spain ) Defense is what triggers the offense primarily, and today Croatia faces an opponent against whom they shouldn't be dominated. I expect an upward trend shown by Croatia from now on and it starts with a victory against Poland today. The spread isn't so high and definitely worth to try.

Pick : Croatia Full Time -4.0 @ 1.86 pinnaclesports

Good luck and happy betting!!!

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