Italy vs. Georgia Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 27, 2022, 20:30 CET

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Italy vs. Georgia Prediction

The FIBA ​​World Cup 2023 qualifiers continue on Saturday, and after a dominant second half against Ukraine, the Italian national team will meet Georgia on Saturday at 20:30 in Brescia.

Both national teams triumphed on Thursday, so they enter this match in a positive mood. But the guests have one serious handicap, which is that the best player will not play.

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Italy Team News

After a desperate first half against Ukraine in Riga, the Italians scored incredible 63 points in the second half of the match and won 97-89.

With this, they once again showed their enormous offensive potential and the ability to score a lot of points in a short period of time. Simone Fontecchio and Nicolo Melli were again the best individuals in the Italian team. They scored a total of 39 points and thus confirmed their good form from the preliminary games.

What particularly pleases coach Gianmarco Pozzecco is that Danilo Gallinari is gradually improving his form, and this experienced NBA player will be of great importance for Italy’s upcoming game against Georgia and Eurobasket.

Georgia Team News

The Georgians beat the Netherlands 77-66 in Tbilisi on Wednesday, thanks to a strong performance in the third quarter, in which they opened with a 16-0 run and knocked out their opponents. The Dutch did not manage to respond in an adequate way, so in the end, the hosts rejoiced.

But they also experienced a great loss. The best player of Georgia, Toko Shengelia, suffered a serious shoulder injury, so he will not be with the team in Italy, as well as in the upcoming Eurobasket. This is a really big problem for coach Ilias Zourous because Shengela’s contribution to the team was huge.

In his absence, Georgia’s main strength will be Giorgi Shermadini, Thadd McFadden and Alexander Mamukelashvili, but it is questionable whether this will be enough for any significant success.

H2H

The last time these two national teams met was at EuroBasket 2017. The Italians then defeated the Georgians 71-69.

Italy vs. Georgia Prediction

Without Shengelia, Georgia will be quite limited in the attack, as he is their best scoring option. Therefore, we expect Georgians to have attacking problems which will affect their efficiency.

Prediction: Georgia Total Points Under 73.5

Odds: 1.78

Bookmaker: 22bet

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