Slovenia vs Latvia
Competition: EuroBasket, Quarterfinals
Date: 12th of September 2017
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
Two of the biggest surprises of this EuroBasket are going to meet in the quarterfinals.
Both Slovenia and Latvia were amazing so far, bringing us beautiful basketball with a lot of points.
Slovenia kept their perfect record, after they defeated Ukraine 79-55. Surprisingly the best individual in this match was neither Goran Dragic or Luka Doncic. It was Anthony Randolph, Real Madrid’s power forward. He dropped 21 points with great shooting percentage, 5/7 for 2-pts, and 3/3 from downtown. Doncic had another versatile game with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The top scorer Goran Dragic made only one basket with an awful shooting 2/12 from the field. Once again they were controlling the rebounds and currently they are third in this category on this championship 39.2 per game, despite not having some dominant center.
Latvia reached 100 points against Montenegro and allowed only 68. Once again they showed that they are the most lethal team in the whole tournament. They have many players who can easily score 20 points. For example, the key man in this match was Jannis Timma who posted 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, with a perfect 3 point shooting, 4/4. Next to him was Porzingis with 19, and Strelnieks who had 12 along with 7 assists. All the players can shoot from behind the arc, and dynamic Dairis Bertans and Strelnieks are penetrating and creating room for Porzingis for some open shot. Latvia is scoring 90.7 per game here, and no matter the opponents they will reach their average. In that category, they are No.1 in the tournament. Also, they are the second in 3-pts percentage and third in 2-pts percentage.
Last matches: SLOVENIA
09.09.17 EB Slovenia vs Ukraine 79 : 55
06.09.17 EB Slovenia vs France 95 : 78
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
Last matches: LATVIA
10.09.17 EB Latvia vs Montenegro 100 : 68
07.09.17 EB Latvia vs Turkey 89 : 79
05.09.17 EB Russia vs Latvia 69 : 84
04.09.17 EB Latvia vs Great Britain 97 : 92
02.09.17 EB Latvia vs Belgium 92 : 64
Slovenia vs Latvia: Head to head Stats
The most recent game was in 2015 at EuroBasket in France. Latvia defeated Slovenia in the round of 16 with 73-66.
Slovenia vs Latvia: Prediction
One thing is sure, and we are going to see a lot of points here. Slovenia and Latvia like to play fast and they have many solutions in the attack. Regarding the final winner, we feel that the Latvians have more chances to advance to the semifinals.
Slovenia vs Latvia: Betting Tips
Betting odds on Latvia’s win sit at around 2.10 . Over 165.5 is our next suggestion. Why? Just add their average number of points, and you will figure it out.