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Spread Pick: SpainAway with handicap -10 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 148.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!

07/08/2016 23:00 BST – Croatia v Spain – Betting Tips

Rio 2016 Betting Tips - Croatia v SpainThe game may be taking place in Rio but it features two major teams from European basketball. Spain come into Brazil basketball tournament as second favourites but there is no denying that this can be a curse as much as it can be a blessing. Croatia are no slouches, they have developed a good track record in recent tournaments, and they’ll be looking to shock the Spanish side before they get into a rhythm.

With players like Dario Saric, Bojan Bogdanovic, Kruoslav Simon and Roko Ukic in their roster, you can see why Croatia are many people’s tips to cause some upsets and shock a few people this summer. This game provides them with a chance to do so early on if the Spanish side underestimate Croatia, they may be punished.

Pau Gasol, Jose Manuel Calderon, Nikola Mirotic and Ricky Rubio are the Spanish players currently plying their trade in the NBA but with other players who have American experience or experience of high level domestic and European basketball, it is easy to see why the Spanish side are tipped to push the Americans as close as anyone can this summer.

Croatia vs Spain (72-70)
TipsterTip-offHome TeamAway TeamO/UOddsFree TipSportsbook
Olympics 2016 - Men tip locked in at 06/08 20:15 (Spread Result: 72-60, Totals: 142)
giorgio07/08 23:00CroatiaCroatia SpainSpain 148.51.90Over 148.5 
SPREAD   -10 1.90Spain 
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Can Spain live up to their pre-tournament billing?

If Spain turn up in a determined mood, they could put this game to bed before the end but it is always difficult to fully predict how an opening game of the tournament will pan out for players. There is a desire to burst out of the blocks but there is also a need to pace yourself and plan ahead for the long term.

If Spain are able to start in the manner that many expect them to, you should feel confident about backing them at -10, which you can find available with odds of 1.90. When it comes to the Over/Under market, you’ll find that going OVER 148.5, which is available at odds of 1.90, should be of interest. Bet Now!

As this is one of the bigger games in the opening weekend, it is no surprise to learn that there are a number of prop bets available to wager on. If you fancy Spain to be the first to reach 20 points, you can back them at odds of 1.37. The double result of Spain half-time, Spain full-time is available at odds of 1.50 and the turnaround win for the Spanish, a Croatia half-time, Spain full-time bet is provided at odds of 5.50.

If you expect the Spanish to hit one big quarter to take control of the game and then see things through from there, you can back them to be the team with the highest scoring quarter at odds of 1.32.

This game starts at 2300 BST on Sunday the 7th of August.

Rio 2016 Basketball Betting Tips