Yesterday we lost some money as Italy destroyed Finland. Today we are set to get our revenge with another EuroBasket 2017 game.
🇪🇺 EuroBasket 2017
20:30 Croatia – Russia
round of 16
Sinan Erdem Arena
🏀 CROATIA – RUSSIA
round of 16
It sounds strange to have Croatia vs Russia in the round of 16 as both teams have hopes of contending for a medal, as fiba.com writes. Both teams played a good basketball in the Group Phase, so it is not easy to find a clear favorite here. Anyway, we are in love with yugobasket, so your choise is for Aleksandar Petrovic boys.
TV Sky (in Italy)
Radio no info
Internet video streaming on livebasketball.tv
money line FT including OT average odds
Croatia @ 1.45
Russia @ 2.90
handicap FT including OT average odds
Croatia (-5.5) @ 1.90
Russia (+5.5) @ 1.85
When I started to write this post Croatia win was @ 1.40. Now, 15 minutes later, it’s @ 1.45. This is good for us, isn’t it?
Our Pick: Croatia @ 1.45 stake 3/10
🧙♂️ European basketball calendar by cigarafterten
Sunday night, in Gran Canaria, Spain destroyed Senegal 88-49, I think African basket is far away from the rest of the world. This week, there are some interesting friendly international games scheduled. We look at Wednesday night match Spain vs Croatia.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 21:30 cet
SPAIN vs CROATIA
We have to register 5 wins in 5 games for Spain this month, while Croatia collected only 1 win in 3 games. Some weeks ago I wrote that Croatia could win Group B of the FIBA World Cup. Well, now I am not so sure of what I wrote, probably I should review my analysis for this group.
TV: no info
Home/Away (by bet-at-home): Spain @ 1.04 – Croatia @ 8.20 / Handicap (-15.5) (by BetVictor): Spain @ 1.80 – Croatia @ 1.80 / OU 148.5 (by BetVictor): Over 1.85 – Under 1.85. Please note: all odds are for Full Time including Over Time.
My bet: avoid
Waiting for the odds, these are the games of EuroBasket 2013 quarter finals:
Serbia vs Spain
Slovenia vs France
Croatia vs Ukraine
Lithuania vs Italy
Probable semifinalists: Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Lithuania
Celje is the town for Group C teams. Let’s see the odds of my bookmaker for the team winning group.
Spain @ 1.20 arrives in Slovenia with a winning strike in the friendly games. It seems the Spanish team is the one who can win Group C and the title. Anyway, you know I prefer Lithuania as European Champions this year.
Slovienia @ 4.50 playes at home and this could help the team. Expecially if the start the championship with a win.
Croatia @ 9.50 is not so dangerous as my bookmaker thinks. I am not sure they can get a place in the 2nd round.
Poland @ 41.00 is not so bad as my bookmaker thinks.
Czech Republic @ 23.00 fights to avoid the 6th position.
Georgia @ 23.00 has the same target of Czech Republic.
So, theese are my verdicts: Spain wins the group, with Slovenia and Poland securing the other two places for the 2nd round. Croatia, Czech Republic and Georgia will see 2nd round games on TV.
Georgia – Poland
Spain – Croatia
Czech Republic – Slovenia
Group C standing and schedule
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