Lithuania vs Special bet by GooFy741

Lithuania is a basketball country for years. Basketball is called a second religion in this country. And this year Lithuania has assembled a great team. It is not a surprise that every year the favorite of Olympics Basketball is USA. But I think we should go back for a 4 years. USA has met Lithuania at London Olympics and almost lost the match. The match has finished in 99-94. Before this match USA were just dominating but Lithuania has shown that they are not for nothing called a basketball country.


I agree that this is a very risky bet but in my opinion the odds are way too big. One of the reasons is that this year USA is not as frightening as always. Yes, there is lots of huge NBA stars but this is not enough. They have only looked unbeatable against weak opponents such as China and Venezuela. But the fact is that, probably any of this year Olympics Basketball teams could be these two outsiders. But what about Australia and Serbia? I would call that these two wins were an easy ones. Australia has played as equal team for 3 quarters. Unfortunately, this was not enough and 4th quarter changed everything. Serbia has also caused some problems for USA. The first quarter was terrible for Serbia and they were losing by 18 points. Despite the fact they got straight and finished the game with only 4 points loss against almighty USA.


There are also several facts about Lithuania. They still haven't lost a match and right now they are 1st in a group B. This season Lithuania has a high class players in almost every position: Kalnietis, Maciulis, Seibutis, Sabonis, Valanciunas and Kuzminskas. Kalnietis is the first in the standings for efficiency. Maciulis has dominated at the match against Nigeria and Kuzminskas was unstoppable against Argentina. It might look like that Valanciunas is struggling. It's really hard to play for Valanciunas once the defense against him is double or even triple every time he gets the ball. But this also means that once there are two or three opponents against Valanciunas, there are 1 or 2 other Lithuanian players not covered and able to score a 3 point shot.


The greatest part of Lithuanian National Basketball team is a coach. Jonas Kazlauskas is virtuoso of preferential calculation. Everybody knows Lithuania’s national team strategist abilities. He retains a cool mind any time. Even when he looks angry and crazy, his mind works like world’s best processor. J. Kazlauskas evaluates everything – players, opponents, referees, force majeure situations. And this is just a beginning of the list. I would call him one of the best coaches of all time.


But don't get me wrong. I don't underrate USA, I just think that Lithuania is too underrated this year by the bookies. I think that there's way bigger chance for Lithuania to win a gold medal than 1/23, which is about 4.3%. In my opinion it's just a great value bet. What is more, there is also a safer bet that Lithuania is going to win a medal, which I would give 9/10 units.

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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Lithuania to win outright 10bet 23.00 3 Lost LOST (-3 units)
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I'm with Lithuania @16 to reach the final pre-tourney and Lithuania @7.70 to win group B. Home they could make it!
08/14/2016 - 02:43
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