Spread Pick: LithuaniaHome with handicap -5.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 152.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
16/08/2016 02:30 BST – Lithuania v Croatia – Betting Tips
The very last game of the group stage of the 2016 Olympics could have a lot resting on it, which means that basketball fans will be rewarded with action and drama all the way to the climax of the initial round.
Lithuania currently top the group but by the time of tip-off in this game, they will be in second place behind Argentina, who face Spain earlier in the day. Croatia will also be affected by the games taking place earlier in the day, which means that this is likely to be an enthralling game that could go either way.
Lithuania were demolished by Spain in their most recent game and they’ll be keen to avoid two defeats in a row. In that game, Mindaugas Kuzminskas provided 17 points in a game his team lost by 50 points.
As for Croatia, they suffered an embarrassing loss to Nigeria, and this has left them on the brink of elimination or just squeezing through into the knockout round. Bojan Bogdanović provided 28 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent his team losing by a total of 14 points, and sweating on other results.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Olympics 2016 - Men tip locked in at 14/08 20:35 (Spread Result: 75.5-90, Totals: 171)|
|giorgio||16/08 02:30||Lithuania||Croatia||152.5||1.90||Over 152.5|
This could be an exciting match-up
Lithuania are the favourites coming into this game but they may have already topped the table by the time this match starts. If Spain defeat Argentina, the minimum points tally Lithuania will end up with is 8 points, which will be the Argentinean total and as Lithuania hold the head to head advantage, they could face this game in a relaxed mood. You can also add in the fact that if Spain win, Croatia will be desperate to win to match their points tally.
Then again, if Argentina defeat Spain, Lithuania are the team that have to win and Croatia can come into the game in a relaxed manner. This makes it difficult to predict or second guess the outcome of this match but if you’re looking for a reasonable bet, look to back Lithuania at -5.5. For the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 152.5 which is available at odds of 1.90.
In the Race to 20 Points, you can back Lithuania at odds of 1.52 and a bet on Croatia at half-time, Lithuania at full-time can be backed at odds of 6.00.
The game starts at 0230 BST on Tuesday 16th of August.
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