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Spain vs Argentina: Prediction and Betting Tips
Spain looking to secure a second win against tough opposition
Spain started their Olympic Games campaign by beating hosts Japan by 11 points. This is La Roja’s 13th appearance in the Olympics. Their honors include three Silvers Medals and one Bronze. Spain have also won the Gold in the Fiba World Cup twice, and three times in the Eurobasket.
Coach Sergio Scariolo’s side had no trouble in easing past the hosts in their opening game. The gap was 20 in the second quarter but Scariolo rested some of his key players in the final quarter. Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves was the best scorer on his team scoring 20 points shooting 7-11 from mid-range and helped his teammates with nine assists.
Spain Key Stats
- Spain made 51% of their field goals in their first match
- The number of total rebounds grabbed by Spain was 42
- 66.7% was the percentage of the shots made by Spain from the mid-range
Argentina must enter the game with a winning mentality
El Alma Argentina has won the Gold medal in the Olympic Games in 2004 after beating the United States in the semi-finals and Itay in the final. They also won the Bronze medal in 2008. Argentina were Fiba World Champions back in 1950 while more recently they won the silver medal twice in 2002 and 2019.
In their first match, Argentina were outscored and outclassed by Slovenia side led by Luka Doncic. Veteran Luis Scola’s 23 points weren’t enough to avoid defeat by 18 points. Facundo Campazzo of the Nuggets also had a good game scoring 21 points but no one on the Argentinian side could find a way to stop Doncic.
Argentina Key Stats
- The three-point shots percentage was just 16% (5-31) by Argentina in their first game
- Argentina lost the rebound battle against Slovenia 59-32
- The field goals made by Argentina was 44.6%
Spain vs Argentina Prediction
Spain was impressive in their first game against Japan. Coach Scariolo has a squad filled with experience with the Gasol brothers and Sergio Fernandez. They have played with each other for a long time and are the reigning Fiba World Cup champions.
Argentina had lost in the final of the World Cup against Spain in 2019. Coach Sergio Hernandez’s team have lost their last five games against Spain and they need to set that record straight if they want to advance to the next round of the Olympics.
A Spain win has odds of 1.24 at Vbet. Both teams’ games had high scores and we will bet on the total points to be scored of over 161 points in the game.
Spain vs Argentina Betting Tips
Over 161 points 1.73 at Vbet
Spain to win first quarter 1.54 at Vbet
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