Sunday, September 8, 2013

Georgia - Czech Republic ( Eurobasket 2013 )

Georgia Czech Republic Eurobasket 2013 picks and predictions
Czech Republic is just another team who actively rested ? yesterday afternoon. Having played / or at least trying to keep up with Spain in the first half, Czech Republic seemed to turn off the engines and saved their energy for the upcoming Georgia game instead. Being able to score only 2 points in the last 10 minutes of a game and allowing Spain to score 9 of total 13 points in the last 3 minutes of the final quarter is something which needs to be thought thoroughly. Active resting is the only polite definition i could come up with.

Georgia has been probably the most impressive team for me. Despite their tight rotation, they've fought respectably well so far in the tournament. Their weak bench forces starting Georgian players to receive extensive minutes and I must admit they've coped with that better than i thought they would. In an another game I was unable to watch, Georgia apparently struggled a lot to compensate a terrible second quarter they played and couldn't avoid a loss against hosting Slovenia. Today, they'll try to carry their chances of qualification to Spain game by hitting Czech Republic.

Georgia must have been pretty tired because the trio of Victor Sanikidze, Manuchar Markoishvili and Giorge Tsintsadze received +35 minutes each against Slovenia. The remainder of starting line up received about 30 minutes each, so you can imagine how much effort they must have been put forward. Actively resting Czech Republic team, in contrast, didn't utilize any player except one more than 22 minutes against Spain.

Honestly, I didn't like such a tactical move as i did have a bet on behalf of them. I'm not sure whether or not Georgia could manage to qualify through this group as Croatia is latter rotation which has recently gained momentum. Nevertheless, I don't have any doubt that Georgian players will give everything they have to chase their chances until the last game. Today's spread against Czech Republic is only 4 points. It won't be easy to confront a well rested team, but I'm sure of the hard work Georgia team is set to present.

Pick : Georgia Full Time -4.5 @ 1.92 pinnaclesports

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