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EuroBasket 2017: Finland – Italy preview

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
🏀 FINLAND – ITALY
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)
Radio no info
Internet video streaming on livebasketball.tv

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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16 Sep: Finland vs Slovenia

EUROBASKET 2013
2nd Round – Group F – Day 3
Ljubljana (SLO)
Monday 16, 2013 – 09:00 PM CET
(CET is Central Europe Time)

FINLAND vs SLOVENIA

Finland (1-3) played a good EuroBasket 2013, expecially in the 1st round, where the Finnish team defeated Turkey, Sweden, Russia and Greece. Then something happened and, as we read in EuroBasket 2013 Monday Games preview, in the 2nd round Finland’s shooting has taken a dramatic turn for the worse and they are right now the side with the lowest field goal percentage, just 35.6%, of all the 24 teams that participated at EuroBasket.

Slovenia (3-1) already secured a quarter finals spot. Mission accomplished for the green and white team. For the match of tonight my bookmaker gives Slovenia an handicap oh 11.5 points. A lot of points. So, the question is: will Slovenia cover the spread of 11.5? I think no, they will not cover. As you bet you don’t have to ask yourself who will win, but who will cover the spread.

TV: live on Raisport 2

My bookmaker odds
Finland (+11.5) @ 1.82
Slovenia(-11.5) @ 1.95

My bet
Finland (+11.5) @ 1.82
stake 3

V Green

Finland -Slovenia 92-76  +2.46

 4 winning bets in a row for me in September.

My September bets
N° Proofed Tips: 4
Results (W-D-L): 4-0-0
Staked: 12.00 units
Won : 22.71 units
Profit: +10.71 units

EuroBasket 2013 Group D

Koper is the town for Group D teams. Here we have the odds of my bookmaker for the team winning group.

Greece @ 1.52 is a good team with a very good coach. I don’t know if they will win the group, anyway no problems for them to be promoted to 2nd round.

Russia @ 5.00 never, never, never underestimate Russia. Never!

Turkey @ 5.00 is set to be promoted, but I think their adventure in Eurobasket 2013 will end in the 2nd round.

Italy @ 7.00 has too many injured players and they have few players who can play as center. Unlucky days for the Italians.

Finland @ 41.00 can win two games

Sweden @ 41.00 no hope.

So, theese are my verdicts: Russia wins the group, so they are promoted with Greece and Turckey. Italy, Finland ansìd Sweden leave the tournament at the end of this stage.

1st matchday
04.09.2013

Turkey – Finland
Sweden – Greece
Russia – Italy

EuroBasket 2013 Groups

GROUP A
France @ 1.10
Germany
♠ Israel
Ukraine
Great Britain
Belgium

GROUP B
♠ Lithuania @ 1.80
Serbia
Montenegro
Macedonia
Bosnia
Latvia

GROUP C
Spain @ 1.20
♠ Slovenia
Croatia
Poland
Czech Republic
Georgia

GROUP D
♠ Greece @ 1.52
Russia
Turkey
Italy
Sweden
Finland

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notes
@ the odds for the team bookmaker thinks will win the group
♠ the team I think will win the group

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useful links
EuroBasket 2013 official website
EuroBasket 2013 schedule