Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Greece - Spain ( Eurobasket 2013 )

greece spain eurobasket 2013 pick and prediction
It's just another great game awaiting for basketball fans. Greece is supposed to be one of the favorites of this tournament; however, they are in somewhat problematic situation because they lost the last game to Finland. Greece reached to second round with 0/2 record in Group F, so they are one victory shorter than the other 4 teams in the group. Vasilis Spanoulis was injured against Turkey and he wasn't risked against Italy despite the loss. When he returned, he didn't bring the boost expected by others as Finland got past them in the final match up. Spain, on the other hand, suffered their only victory against hosting Slovenia in the second match day.

The picture here is quite clear. Italy which managed to come up with 2 victories is the leader of the group. The other 4 teams have 1 victory each and will fight hard to allocate a qualification spot for themselves. Greece is at the bottom of the group and has to work a lot harder than its opponents. Both Spain and Greece are exceptional teams with decent team playing habits, so it's the small details that decide their fate.

Both teams have strong back courts. Vasilis Spanoulis and Ricky Rubio are game changers. Marc Gasol, named DPOY in 2013 NBA season, is the absolute commander of the paint for Spain. Yannis Bouroussis was sick due to fever against Italy and wasn't %100. I assume he wasn't fully fit against Finland either. For Greece to win, it's important that he has to provide %100 inside the area. In the power forward position, Greece has many alternatives who could spread the court and open up spaces with their outside shooting threat.

In the last game, Greece shot terribly as a team particularly behind the arc. They've been also making a lot of TO's lately. Under the critical circumstances explained above, they are definitely in need of paying extra attention to such small details. As I said, Group F currently has such a nature that achieved victories might just not be enough. Greece has to pay attention to scoring differences as well. In that case, they have no choice but to win this game. Let's just remember our golden rule and take advantage of the spread in order to stay at the safe side.

Pick : Greece Full Time +6.0 @ 1.93 pinnaclesports

Good luck and happy betting!!!

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