United States vs Serbia by RageBlade
Hello everyone, this one is from Olimpic basketball final. I back Serbia against USA with small stake. In advance, I bet this only for value and if someone doesn't like long term plans, just leave this pick. In Semis I went with high odds of Serbia -2 against Australia and only because of comments in my Lithuania vs. Australia pick I didn't published that.
Anyway, let's get to the point. I go with this pick purely because Serbia is not such bad team to give them 12 kof for straight win. Serbia started this tournament slowly with 3 losses in group stage. But this is what good team does - gets to the peak of their shape in most important stages of tournament. They have decent players like Raduljica, Milos Teodosic, Bogdanovic, Nedovic. Most important player in this team Teodosic. He pulls every string in offense and can easly play in NBA. When USA and Serbia met in group stage, Usa only got with 94:91 win and this adds confidence to this pick. Most importantly, Serbia can defend very well and this should slow USA offensive train. Serbia maybe don't have as much talent as USA does, but they play with passion and they have great teamwork. One for all and all for one.
Talking about USA, I don't like them at all. This is probably one of the worst TEAMS in 10 years. Yes, there are a lot of individuals, but they lack of "black horses", who does all dirty work as Charles Barkley said. Coach of USA team Krizewski said that if they wouldn't had Deandre Jordan, they probably wouldn't reached this stage of Olimpics. He is the only one who don't asks for ball in his hands. All other 11 players needs to have ball in their hands. There was plenty of close calls in this tournament for this USA team. They won by 3 points against same Serbia and France and then they won by 6 points against Spain in Semis. This shows that there are teams that can compete with these NBA stars.
All in all, it's a value bet. Serbia have what it takes to make these USA player go home without gold medals. There are not so much difrence like bookies says. Good luck.
|Serbia win||Bet365||12.25||3||96-66 LOST (-3 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.