Serbia vs. France - 8/10/16 Men's Basketball 2016 Olympic Games Pick, Odds, and Prediction
France vs. Serbia
Olympic Basketball: Wednesday August 10, 2016
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Serbia and France play Wednesday in their third match of the men’s basketball tournament in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Serbia hopes for a statement win after a 1-1 start to these olympics. Serbia is averaging 83 points on 47.2 percent shooting and is allowing 78.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Miroslav Raduljica is averaging 21.5 points and three assists while Bogdan Bogdanović is averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miloš Teodosić is the third double-digit scorer and Nemanja Nedović is dishing three assists. Serbia is shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. Serbia is allowing 18 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37 rebounds per game. Serbia could hopes to play a full 40 minutes after falling apart against Australia in its second match.
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France looks for another big victory after cruising past China in its second match. In the 88-60 victory, France shot 60 percent from the field and 46 percent from beyond the arc. France allowed 38 percent shooting from the field and 21 percent shooting from deep. Nando de Colo led the way with 19 points and one rebound while Tony Parker had 18 points and eight assists. Thomas Heurtel was the third double-digit scorer and Boris Diaw had five assists. France looked like the France we expected to see before this tournament began. France has a lot of talent on the offensive end and is very dangerous when those outside shots are falling through the hoop. It’ll be interesting to see which France team shows up in this contest.
Serbia has played decent during this tournament, but there's not enough depth or experience to hang with a France team that has found its groove after waxing China. France is one of the better teams in the tournament when it's clicking. Serbia doesn't have the firepower to pull off this victory.
Give me France by double digits.