Slovenia vs France
Competition: EuroBasket, Group A
Date: 6th of September 2017
Kick-off: 13:45 CET
Slovenia went strongly against Iceland, not allowing any unpredictable situations. After the first 10 minutes in which the Dragons were a bit sleeping, they heated up and smashed the Fishermen in the second quarter with 37-18. At one point Slovenia had 32 points advantage, mostly because of the terrifying shooting percentages, 25/43 for two-points and 13/30 for three’s. Also, the boys in green recorded 27 assists.
Regarding the individual statistics, we do not even have to mention who was the top scorer. In 26 minutes on the floor, Goran Dragic delivered 21 points, added 4 rebounds and assists apiece, and 3 steals. The next best thing was Jaka Blazic with 15 (7/9 from the field), and the fantastic youngster Luka Doncic dropped 13 and grabbed 7 rebounds.
The French team had money problems against Poland, but they won in the end 78-75. The Gauls opened the match pretty slow, and after that, they had to chase the deficit. It is quite unbelievable that France only scored 26 points in the first half. But the main reason for that was their poor shooting performance which eventually improved, fantastically, in the second half. When the match ended, France had 58% for two points. And the guy who was perfect, and who saved the French team was Thomas Heurtel. The newly acquired Barcelona point guard had 23 points without a single miss for 2pts, 8/8. He also added 4 rebounds and six assists. Boris Diaw posted 13 points, and it seems that these experienced players are the crucial ones when France is in clutch moments. Evan Fournier and Nando de Colo had only 12 points combined. The French team had only 5 fast break points, which is terribly low for an athletic team like they are.
Last matches: SLOVENIA
05.09.17 EB Iceland vs Slovenia 75 : 102
03.09.17 EB Slovenia vs Greece 78 : 72
02.09.17 EB Finland vs Slovenia 78 : 81
31.08.17 EB Slovenia vs Poland 90 : 81
24.08.17 FI Slovenia vs Croatia 74 : 73
Last matches: FRANCE
05.09.17 EB Poland vs France 75 : 78
03.09.17 EB France vs Iceland 115 : 79
02.09.17 EB Greece vs France 87 : 95
31.08.17 EB France vs Finland 84 : 86(72 : 72)
27.08.17 FI Germany vs France 79 : 85
Slovenia vs France: Head to head Stats
Slovenia and France met in the quarterfinals of the EuroBasket edition in 2013. The French team was better, and they won 72-62. During the same year, the teams had a friendly match, where France also won, 70-65.
Slovenia vs France: Prediction
We predict that this match will have a high number of points. On one side you have the French national team which is among the most efficient in the championship and on the other Goran Dragic and the boys who know how to play these kinds of matches.
Slovenia vs France: Betting Tips
Over 159.5 points is something very realistic in our opinion. The quick game and the accurate shooters from both sides can guarantee a high number of points. Goran Dragic to score over 22.5 pines is a good bet because he will have a suitable match up with Nando de Colo who is not a very good player when it comes to defense.