Who wants more Luka Doncic? You can catch him and Slovenia try to reach the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when they face off with Germany this Tuesday. Which team will advance to the semis? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Slovenia vs Germany Summer Olympics Men’s Basketball on August 2, 2021
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Chūō-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture
When: Monday, August 2, 2021, 9:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Slovenia (-14)
How about, Slovenia? Luka Doncic and the Slovenians are rocking and rolling in Japan, as they have won all of their first three assignments, sweeping all their games in group play. After blasting Argentina (118-100), Slovenia took down Japan (116-81), then Spain (95-87). The win over Spain legitimized Slovenia’s stake as a serious contender for the gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It’s also telling of Slovenia’s depth and effectiveness of its system that it was able to beat Spain despite Doncic scoring just 12 points on a salty 2/7 shooting from the field to go with nine turnovers. Vlatko Cancar is being overshadowed by Doncic, but he’s been one of the most dependable Slovenian players so far in the tournament. He scored 21 points against Spain and will enter the Germany game with 16.7 points per game average on 62.1 percent shooting from the field. As a team, Slovenia is knocking down 61.9 percent of their shots so far.
Betting on the Germany (+14)
After falling prey to Italy (92-82) in the opener, Germany stormed back and defeated Nigeria (99-92) before suffering another loss at the hands of Australia (89-76) to close out group play. The Germans have fielded a team for the Olympics without some of the best talents they could offer, with the likes of Maxi Kleber and Daniel Theis not part of the roster. But Germany is making up for those absences with an all-hands-on-deck approach. Germany has six players averaging at least 8.0 points per game in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, led by Maodo Lo, who is making 14.3 points per game. Lo, however, was held down to only six points on 2/12 shooting from the field by the Australians. Still, he’ll be among the go-to guys for a German team that is dangerous from long range. Germany is shooting 41.8 percent from deep. Germany’s bench also seems to be slightly better than Slovenia. The Germans are getting 39.0 points per game from its bench to just 33.7 by Slovenia’s reserves.
Slovenia wins, 88-81.
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