FIBA World Cup Predictions: Greece – New Zealand (30-08-2023)
The last day of the first round of FIBA World Cup 2023 sees Greece face New Zealand in Group C.
|🏀 New Zealand will score under 76.0 points @ 1.85|
Tyler Dorsey has been replaced by Thomas Walkup for Greece, and this has weakened the Greeks quite a bit, because Dorsey is a world-class player and Walkup is a good European-level defender.
The team is still getting used to his game and obviously it is very much reflected in the attack, but Walkup is a great defensive reinforcement.
In general, it is not clear yet how Greece will perform in this FIBA World Cup and the road to the podium is very difficult. The team is without Giannis, Nick Calathes and Kostas Sloukas.
The Greeks have problems in attack, which is why they play with patience and relatively slowly. New Zealand is definitely better in attack than in defence, but in such a match the game will be dictated by Europe's representatives – Greece.
New Zealand scored 98 points against Jordan, who are very bad defensively, which has led to an unjustified total by the bookies. Both Greece and New Zealand have scored a lot of points against them, which is the reason for such a big line.
Logically there should be a total of 73.5 points for New Zealand. The line is based on the match against Jordan. I rate this bet better than a total of 162.5, although here too it is possible to bet under.
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