Eurobasket 2022: Who Are Favorites to Win?

Mr. Reddington
August 26, 2022
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Favorites to win the Eurobasket 2022 (according to bet365)

Serbia 4.75 to win Eurobasket, 1.80 to win a medal

According to bookmakers, the biggest favorite to win the Eurobasket is Serbia. Back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic will lead his national team to its first gold medal since 2002. Two-time Euroleague MVP Vasilije Micic will also play a key role, and the two of them are going to be a Serbian power duo.

Bogdan Bogdanovic won’t play due to injury, while Milos Teodosic was cut by coach Svetislav Pesic. However, Serbia still has a quality squad, and with good reason; the bookies see them as the first favorite to win this tournament.

Slovenia 5.00 to win Eurobasket, 1.83 to win a medal

In 2017, Slovenia shocked everyone by winning the Eurobasket. They have a big desire to repeat the success from Istanbul, and they also have a quality roster. Luka Doncic is an incomparably better and more experienced player, plus Goran Dragic returned to the national team to help his teammates.

Unlike the last Eurobasket, the naturalized foreigner this time is Mike Tobey, and along with Doncic and Dragic, he will have the biggest impact on the game in the offense. The head coach is Aleksandar Sekulic, but the system won’t be particularly different than when Igor Kokoskov was sitting on the bench.

Greece 5.00 to win the Eurobasket, 1.83 to win a medal

Giannis Antetokounmpo has not had much success with Greece national team in the past, but now things have changed a bit. Compared to the World Cup in China, the Milwaukee Bucks superstar is even more dangerous and can threaten the opponent’s basket in several different ways.

The head coach is Dimitris Itoudis, currently one of the best European coaches. He will certainly know how to exploit all of Giannis’ virtues and also hide all the flaws that came to the fore when he wore a Greece jersey in the past.

France 6.00 to win the Eurobasket, 2.15 to win a medal

France will be the only team with four NBA players at this Eurobasket. However, when you look at overall quality, it is much more likely that they will disappoint and be eliminated before the semifinals than that they will go to the very end.

Nando De Colo and Nicolas Batum are no longer part of the national team. Evan Fournier and Elie Okobo are good players, but they can hardly be the leaders of a team aiming to win the gold medal at Eurobasket. Frontcourt with Rudy Gobert, Guerschon Yabusele, and Vincent Poirier looks individually great, but it remains to be seen how they will look as a team.

Others:

Lithuania – 11.00 to win the Eurobasket, 3.50 to win a medal
Spain – 13.00 to win the Eurobasket, 4.50 to win a medal
Italy – 17.00 to win the Eurobasket, 5.50 to win a medal
Turkey – 19.00 to win the Eurobasket, 6.00 to win a medal
Germany – 21.00 to win the Eurobasket, 7.00 to win a medal
Croatia – 26.00 to win the Eurobasket, 8.00 to win a medal

Lithuania looked great in friendly games, but there is a big imbalance between the backcourt and the frontcourt. Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas will destroy many opponents in the paint, but guards are below the required level for the biggest success.

The current world champion Spain hasn’t had a weaker roster since 2013 when the Eurobasket was held in Slovenia. Although you should never write them off too soon, it will be a big surprise if they win a medal. It will be an even bigger sensation if Italy succeeds in that, led by veterans Danilo Gallinari, Nicolo Melli and Luigi Datome.

According to many analysts, Turkey is considered the dark horse of this Eurobasket. In the starting five, they have Shane Larkin, three NBA players, and Sertac Sanli, while Ergin Ataman is on the bench. After winning two Euroleagues with Anadolu Efes, don’t be shocked if he wins gold with the national team as well.

Eurobasket knockout phase will be played in Berlin, so Germany will be the host in all matches. That’s why it’s not a crazy choice to bet that they can win a medal. Croatia has been waiting for its medal since 1995, but they don’t give the impression of a team that can succeed in this.

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