Eurobasket 2009. Day 5 betting tips

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I don’t see big value in todays Eurobasket lines but there are some interesting positions for TV-picks.


Spain – Turkey

Spain has 4 players who is playing with small injuries or recovering after them (Fernandez, P.Gasol, Garbajosa and Mumbru), 2 players seems to be out of form (Cabezas and R.Lopez) and I have some doubts that Scariolo has good communication with this team full of stars.

Turkey is one of the most balanced team here and showed really good level of play in first 3 games against weak opponents. Now they are going to meet much more talented but still at its best conditions Spain.  A.Onan is back for them and it should add more depth in quard rotation what is very important for turks.

I expect another difficult test for Spain with another happy end. Spain looks just a bit stronger that Turkish team but have huge class difference and taking into consideration that they badly needs a win after losing one game to Serbia I expect them  to be serious tonight. However, I don’t think that things will be easy for Spain and Turkey +7.5 worth a consideration for low-stakes bet.

Serbia – Poland

I like Serbia here. They use very effective defense against all their opponents and playing very smart and intelligent basketball. They have more depth on the bench and this should help them being agressive in defense all the game tonight.

Poland has only 6 high class players but their game too much predictable and this time I don’t think that Serbia will accept fast tempo game which suits Poland.

Tough defense, low pace and smarter basketball should help Serbia to win in defensive manner. I expect Serbia to win by 5-12 points in low scoring game.

Serbia to win and under 147.5 are bets worth to consider here.

Lithuania – Slovenia

I don’t know what happening with Lithuania team. They are not showing their level of game yet and it mosty depends only on them what they can achieve here. If they will show their recent performance they have no chances in game against Slovenia tonight, if they find their defense after relocation to other city than they will fight until the end.

Slovenia is looking good at this moment and according to Lithuania sources Smodis should be available tonight.

Very interesting game to watch but not to bet. Skipping it.


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