Spain vs Argentina: central match of the round
On July 29, game day will be closed by a match between the champion and the runner-up of the World Cup. Check out our prediction for the match between Spain and Argentina.
Spain national team won the first match against Japan team by 11 points margin (88:77). World champions were dominating in the first half of the game (48:28). But in the second one underdog managed to outscore a clear favourite (49:40).
Spaniards had all star veterans on the court, Ricky Rubio was the most high-scoring player with 20 points. Gasol brothers scored 21 points combined. Hosts are currently on the second spot in their group.
Argentina national team played offensively against Slovenia. It was not a successful tactics for the World Cup runners-up - they were beaten with a 100:118 score. Veteran Luis Scola scored 23 points and became the second-best scorer of the game. Though, he was beaten by brilliant Luka Doncic, who scored 48 points.
South Americans managed to beat Europeans only in one quarter. In all others Argentina was beaten. Nominal visitors are currently at the bottom in «group of death».
In the most recent match Spain scored 88 points
In the previous match Argentina scored 100 points
In the final of 2019 World Cup Spain recorded a victory over Argentina (95:75)
Two years ago in the final of the World Cup in China Spaniards beat Argentina (95:75). Without a doubt, in the second round World champions will play better and keep the concentration for 40 minutes. In our opinion, South Americans won't be able to get revenge today.
Our prediction - Spain to win with a handicap of (-10,5) points
Prediction: Handicap (-10,5) on Spain
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There are many great three-point shooters in the rosters of both teams. We are expecting a number of 3-pointers made in this match, which should be enough to beat the total.
Our second bet is on total over 162,5 points