Finland and Italy meet in the round of 16. In the Group Phase Finland secured a good 2nd position in Group A with 4 wins and 1 lost, while Italy ended 3rd in Group B with a 3-2 record.

🇪🇺 EuroBasket 2017
17:45  Finland – Italy
round of 16

Sinan Erdem Arena
Istanbul, Turkey
EuroBasket 2017

round of 16

Lauri Markkanen is the key player for the finnish team, while the Italian dreams are on the back of Marco Belinelli. In the last days Italian coach Ettore Messina found the way to disagree with FIBA because of World Cup Qualifiers system, with Italian Federation president Gianni Petrucci defending FIBA. Business as usual for the Italians, nothing serious.

TV Sky (in Italy)
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money line FT including OT average odds
Finland @ 2.40
Italy @ 1.60

money line 1st Half average odds
Finland @ /
Italy @ /

handicap FT including OT   average odds
Finland (+3.5) @ 1.85
Italy (-3.5) @ 1.95

Bookmakers see Italy as clear favorite here. Don’t trust them, this a coin flip match, so bet on the underdog (with handicap). We win our bet if Finland win and if Finland lose by 1, 2 or 3 points.

Our Pick: Finland (+3.5) @ 1.85 stake 2/10

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