Germany vs Lithuania
Competition: EuroBasket, Group B
Date: 6th of September 2017
Kick-off: 13:45 CET
Germany bounced back after a defeat against Israel in a fantastic manner. They managed to beat Italy, 61-55, in a tough and hard tactical match, where each attack had an enormous pressure on the players. Luckily for their fans, the Germans had more nerves, and they finished this game calmly. The shooting percentages on both sides were bad. But we have to say that the German team played good defense and had decreased the productivity of the Italian backcourt. 24% for 3 points and 37% for 2 points, is an excellent work. The ultimate leader of this team is Dennis Schroder, who either scored points or created opportunities for his teammates. With 17 points and four assists, he was the key figure in the German team. We have to mention that he had 6 turnovers, but having in mind that the ball was in his possession in the majority of the time this is not for condemning. Daniell Theis had delivered 11 points with 4 rebs, and Johannes Voigtmann was making a difference under the rim of with 12 buckets.
The Lithuanian team was excellent against Ukraine, and they showed that as the time goes by, they are getting better and better. They simply demolished their rival in every aspect of the game, and the final result 94-62 shows the difference in quality. Once again Lithuania had a high number of rebounds 42, and excellent 3-pts productivity with 12 successful attempts from 26 tries. Jonas Valanciunas was the absolute star of the game. Toronto Raptors center posted good figures, 21 points, and 14 rebounds. Kuzminskas was at his usual level with 17 points. Mantas Kalnietis, again, had a fantastic number of assists, to be exact 11, and he reached the double-double with 10 points. He is a genuine engine of this team, controls the tempo perfectly, and not many playmakers can do something like that today.
Last matches: GERMANY
05.09.17 EB Italy Germany 55 : 61
03.09.17 EB Germany Israel 80 : 82
02.09.17 EB Georgia Germany 57 : 67
31.08.17 EB Germany Ukraine 75 : 63
27.08.17 FI Germany France 79 : 85
Last matches: LITHUANIA
05.09.17 EB Ukraine Lithuania 62 : 94
03.09.17 EB Lithuania Italy 78 : 73
02.09.17 EB Israel Lithuania 73 : 88
31.08.17 EB Lithuania Georgia 77 : 79
25.08.17 FI Lithuania Spain 78 : 79
Germany vs Lithuania: Head to head Stats
The most recent competitive match between Lithuania and Germany was played in 2011. At that EuroBasket, Lithuania was the host, and they met with the Germans in the group stage. Of course, the Germans didn’t stand a chance, and Lithuania put down a victory 84-75.
Germany vs Lithuania: Prediction
Germany has shown strong will and desire to win. But their game is too inconsistent for the Lithuanians who do not oscillate in their performances. The other problem is the fact that Germany depends only on one player and that they are helpless without him. These two reasons are the decisive ones why we suggest you to play on Lithuania’s victory in this match.
Germany vs Lithuania: Betting Tips
Lithuania to win with a handicap 6.5 points is an excellent choice. The odds are very good, 1.84, and the risk is low.