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! pin
Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Italy Bet365 1.57 6 85-95 LOST (-6 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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Comments (7)
Valanciunas didn't have an injury. It was just a virus and now he's fully recovered.
09/16/2015 - 14:15
Doesnt even know the facts and puts bets on here, there was no injury for valanciunas he had stomach problems used toilet alot that was it. The weakest group D had 3 teams in top 8, so was it really the weakest? Check beated croatia by 20+ points, latvia beated slovenia, really weakest? Dumest arguments i have seen today..
09/16/2015 - 15:06
no bet. we can find better picks from this match not clear winner Italy vs Lithuania.
09/16/2015 - 16:19
@dunduks did you even watch any of the games? Lithuania played really poorly the whole tournament. And the reason Czechs advenced is because Croatia wasnt a team. Latvia played one of the worst games against Slovenia but managed to win becaouse Slovenia got scared of the moment and played even worse. Italy wins today, good pick
09/16/2015 - 17:39
@Say My Name I do think, dunduks has got a point, by saying that the group looked fairly easy, produced three teams who went on and won next games. Yes, Lithuania does not perform, but at the moment, but their defensive play is something to adore. They did have no luck at all at couple of games too: Belgium bounced the ball in after the time elapsed, say, their leading player was not there to play as well in a game or two.
Italians are good shooters and got their leaders performing atm, but if italians threepointers wont go as planned and Lithuania will defend how they can, they too do have
09/16/2015 - 23:41
told you. congrats to Lithuania, fantastic win.
09/17/2015 - 01:54
11 in 18 from 3 point line is not usual in ANY TEAM IN THE WORLD. 61% 3pfg% is better than their 2pfg%. That's not usual.

95 points are the most from Lithuania in Eurobasket 2015

You can't say that pick as no value, but you can say that Lithuania was outstanding tonight

Congrats to Lithuania, Great Match!
09/17/2015 - 02:11
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