Lithuania vs Greece
Competition: EuroBasket, Group A
Date: 9th of September 2017
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
Greece and Lithuania are going to put one hell of a fight for us. This will be a hard tactical match where every possession will have an enormous significance.
After the opening loss against Georgia, Lithuania woke up and smashed all the rivals in the group. The biggest strength of this team is rebounding and extremely physical defense inside the arc. Simply, you cannot penetrate and score from nearby against this team. The main man who protects the rim is Jonas Valanciunas who has a double-double average in each game, 16.4 points and 11.4 rebounds. But the brain or the whole team is Mantas Kalnietis. The experienced playmaker is one of the best passers in the entire tournament with 7.2 assists, and he adds 10.2 rebounds. Mindaugas Kuzminskas gets the ball in the decisive moments, and the New York forward averages 14.4 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Greece is the biggest disappointment of the whole EuroBasket. They have caught the last train against Poland. The style which they prefer is very slow without any creativity in attack and what was projected to be one of the biggest strengths of this team is, in fact, one of the weaknesses. Their frontcourt is underachieving throughout the whole contest. Bourousis and the rest of the big players are not near their desired level. Kostas Sloukas is the best scorer of this team with 15.2 points and also the best passer with 4.4 assists. Georgios Printezis contributes with 14 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Last matches: LITHUANIA
06.09.17 EB Germany vs Lithuania 72 : 89
05.09.17 EB Ukraine vs Lithuania 62 : 94
03.09.17 EB Lithuania vs Italy 78 : 73
02.09.17 EB Israel vs Lithuania 73 : 88
31.08.17 EB Lithuania vs Georgia 77 : 79
Last matches: GREECE
06.09.17 EB Greece vs Poland 95 : 77
05.09.17 EB Greece vs Finland 77 : 89
03.09.17 EB Slovenia vs Greece 78 : 72
02.09.17 EB Greece vs France 87 : 95
31.08.17 EB Iceland vs Greece 61 : 90
Lithuania vs Greece: Head to head Stats
There were several friendly international games between Greece and Lithuania recently. In the past five years, two sides played 4 matches and the record is 3-1 in favor of the Greeks.
Lithuania vs Greece: Prediction
As we already said we expect a pretty slow game with a low number of points. Lithuania has a better team, and they are closer to victory, but for safety we would choose our first pick to be on total points.
Lithuania vs Greece: Betting Tips
The margin of points in this match is surprisingly high for us. The bookies set it up at 155.5 points, and we are going to propose to bet on under, (1.91).
The second bet is Lithuania -5.5 @ 1.88 betting odds