Georgia vs. Spain Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 03, 2022 19:00 CET
Saturday will be a day for true basketball connoisseurs. As many as 12 Eurobasket games will be played then, so this day is full of exciting clashes.
In an interesting duel, Georgia and Spain will compete, and it will be the most exciting match of the second round of Group A. The start of the match in Tbilisi Arena is scheduled for 19:00.
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Georgians lost the first game at Eurobasket. They lost to Belgium 76-79 after overtime, and it was a physically and emotionally draining game for the Georgians.
Jonathan Tabu scored the winning three-pointer with three seconds left. Truth be told, the Belgians were better most of the time and deserved to win even after the regular 40 minutes.
Georgia looked quite disorganized on the field and played a bit wildly. Goga Bitadze and Sandro Mamukelashvili are the only two players who played well throughout. However, the talented center of the Indiana Pacers injured his ankle at the end of the game and it is not certain whether he will be able to play against Spain.
If his injury is serious, it will be another painful blow for the Georgians. Let us remind you that Tornike Shengelia, the best player in Georgia, was injured seven days before the start of this competition.
On the other hand, the Spaniards started the tournament dominantly. They defeated Bulgaria 114-87 with no problem. Already after 20 minutes of play, they were leading by 22 points, so the second half was just a formality.
The Spanish coach, Sergio Scariolo, managed to evenly share the playing time with all the players and nobody got too tired. This is very important for this format of competition when many matches are played in a short time.
As many as seven players scored double-digit points against Bulgaria, and the most valued were Lorenzo Brown and Willy Hernangomez. Both had an efficiency index of 21.
These two national teams played against each other in the qualifiers for the 2023 FIBA World Championship. The Spaniards dominated in front of their fans 89-61, while the Georgians, as the hosts, won 82-76 after overtime. It should be emphasized that Georgia then had almost all players in the roster, while the Hernangomez brothers, Brown and Garuba did not play for the Spanish national team.
We expect another convincing victory for the Spaniards. The Georgians played badly against the Belgians. If Bitadze’s injury is serious and he is not on the roster, they will be even weaker. In addition, the Spanish players are fresher and more rested, which, along with their quality, is another advantage of theirs in this clash.
Prediction: Spain -12.5