Italy vs Lithuania by Jiaho9
Italy and Lithuania face in the best match of the quarter finals.
Italy is for me one of the best surprises of the competition. They ended in the 3rd place in the group stage, after a 19 points loss against Serbia, but they won against Spain and Germany (their oponents in the qualification spots).
In the round of 16, they beat Israel by 30 points. Galinari, Belinelli, and in the last game Gentile (27 points) are being the top preformers in the squad.
Lithuania won the group D, the weakest one, but not whitout losing 1 match against Belgium (with a doubtfull buzzerbeater) and being forced to a overtime against Czech Republic. Valanciunas had an injury during a group stage, and in the round of 16's match only played 20 minutes. In that game Lithuania only won against Georgia (4th of group C) by 4 points. Macioulis with 34 points were the best player in Lithuania's squad.
For me this is a game to Italy. Yes, Lithuania have a good team, but with Valanciunas not at 100%, and with Galinari and Bellineli shooting from downtow, I believe that Italy will procede to the semi finals.
Pick Italy and Good Luck!
|Italy||Bet365||1.57||6||85-95 LOST (-6 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.