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Slovenia vs Australia: Prediction and Betting Tips
Slovenia looking for Bronze medal finish for consolation
Luca Doncic’s triple-double in the semi-final game wasn’t enough for Slovenia to progress. That was the first one registered in an Olympic Basketball game since Lebron James achieved it in London in 2012. Nicola Batum’s last-second block shot deprived coach Sekulic’s team of a shot at the Gold medal against the US team.
The Slovenians struggled from the arc of three points making just 33.3% of their shots. They also had a weak presence under their paint allowing France 15 offensive rebounds. Despite his triple-double, Doncic scored just 16 points thanks to an amazing defense on him by Batum. Coach Sekulic will urge all of his players to have better contributions to win the Bronze medal.
Slovenia Key Stats
- Slovenia has an average of 102.5 points per game in Tokyo 2020
- The number of rebounds per game by Slovenia is 48
- The Slovenians have made 61.1% of their two-point shots
Australia must recover quickly to have a go at the bronze medal
It had been a great campaign for Australia winning all of their four matches in Tokyo 2020. The Aussies were leading by 15 points in their semi-final match against the USA. But a big turnaround happened at the end of the second quarter and the US team got back into the game.
The field goal percentage dropped dramatically from 64% in the first quarter to 29% in the second for Australia. As a result, it even got worse for the Aussies as they scored just ten points in the third quarter. Coach Goorjian needs to solve the puzzle of what happened to his team in time for their Bronze medal match.
Australia Key Stats
- Australia scored on average 86.8 points per game in Tokyo 2020
- The Aussies have made 13 turnovers per game
- 45.2% is Australia’s field goal percentage
Slovenia vs Australia Prediction
Both teams will approach this match thinking they deserve at least the bronze medal for their efforts in Tokyo 2020. Slovenia have faltered in the first serious hurdle. Coach Sekulic and his team weren’t challenged in their first four matches except marginally against Spain.
The same goes for Australia. Apart from their match against Italy, the Aussies cruised past their other opponents. The Boomers have won their last head-to-head with Slovenia which is led by the latter 4-2.
Coach Goorjian might have the more experienced players at his disposal. Slovenia however are a very strong side and are the slight favorites to win this game at Vbet with odds of 1.72. Doncic appeared to have an injury at the end of the France game and his health will be key.
Slovenia vs Australia Betting Tips
Under 182.5 Points 1.80 at Vbet
Over 90 1st Half Total Points 1.76 at Vbet
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