Saturday, September 7, 2013

Italy - Finland ( Eurobasket 2013 )

italy finland eurobasket 2013 picks and predictions
Probably the most exciting game of today's schedule is this one. Both sides not only play beautifully but also have great support of fans so far in the tournament. Italy is a neighboring country to Slovenia, so having such strong fan support is somewhat understandable. In contrast, Finland is located far far away, but still there is remarkable Finnish crowd supporting their team so far. That's probably the best indication of how successful this Finland rotation is to excite the community regardless of the results.

Italy after having defeated Russia, enjoyed another easy victory against Turkey. They rested one day and they'll face a lot tougher opponent today. Their team chemistry is properly installed and they play total basketball exploiting the opportunities both inside and outside the area. Gigi Datome was the key player of the first match up, but other guys such as Nicolo Melli and Pietro Aradori stepped forward in the second game against Turkey. Marco Belinelli has been an absolute leader so far with experience and skills.

Finland is a team of unknown heroes. Finnish team doesn't have so big, attractive names but has amazing team chemistry. Petteri Koponen is the absolute leader of the team;however, Finland showed against Sweden that they could share the scoring burden too, if needed. In fact, 5 different Finnish players scored in double digits against Sweden, which is quite a positive reference for upcoming games. A team known to execute their offense based on 3 pts shooting played great pick and roll basketball and hit Sweden under the rim, in the second quarter. Such change of strategy and execution of it properly was remarkable. Italy isn't the toughest opponent inside the area, so they could exploit this fact very easily, at least they've already proved they are capable of it.

As a similar characteristic,  both teams have decent shooters, so scoring points isn't a problem for either side.  I believe one of the decisive factors of this game is supposed to be the amount of hassle and rebounding each team is willing to put. It's probable that we watch a decent high tempo basketball. As I said, each team is capable of bringing up surprise scorers, so minor details are set to decide who wins and who loses at this match up. I find both the side and spread betting to be extremely tough; therefore, i'll go for the game total. The given total is low considering the capabilities of the teams. This time, this total should be exceeded easily.

Pick: Game Total over 152.5 @ 1.85 pinnaclesports

Good luck and happy betting!!!

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