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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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The discussion around the Italian national team

A good way to understand what’s going in the Italian national team is to follow the thread on Interbasket.net Forum, simply the best basketball forum in internet. No one think Italy can get a medal at EuroBasket 2017. Nor do I.

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Good night and good luck, Italy

On the road to EuroBasket 2017, ITALY lost their last 4 games. Belgium, France, Serbia and Greece defeated the poor Italian team managed by the good coach Ettore Messina.

Eurobasket.com (God bless this website), reports about the game with Greece. Italian center Niccolò Melli is a star, but, unfortunately, Melli is not enough. On Thursday, 31 August Italy will face Israel in the EuroBasket game day 1. Good luck.

goodnight

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

🌐 International Friendlies
17:45  Italy – Serbia
friendly

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All times are CET – Central Europe Time
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EuroBasket 2017 Antepost Odds

Some smart bookmakers already has antepost odds for Eurobasket 2017. As wikipedia writes The EuroBasket 2017 will be the 40th edition of the EuroBasket championship that is organized by FIBA Europe and will be held between 31 August and 17 September 2017.

Let’s check the odds for the 24 teams.

Spain @ 2.50
Serbia @ 6.00 – – – our favorite team
France @ 6.00
Greece @ 8.00
Lithuania @ 11.00
Turkey @ 14.00

Croatia @ 17.00
Italy @ 19.00 – – – team to follow
Slovenia @ 24.00
Montenegro @ 48.00
Latvia @ 51.00
Russia @ 67.00

Germany @ 76.00 – –  – team to follow
Israel @ 91.00 – – – team to follow
Poland @ 126.00
Finlandia @ 136.00
Georgia @ 151.00
Czech Republic @ 151.00

Belgium @ 176.00
Ukraine @ 176.00
Iceland @ 251.00
Great Britain @ 251.00
Hungary @ 351.00
Romania @ 351.00

We don’t provide any antepost betting tips, but, you can be sure we will provide betting tips on single games, as usual. By the way, nicerodds.co.uk is a good resource for odds EuroBasket 2017 odds comparison. Save it in your bookmarks!

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