Serbia vs, Spain
July 29, 2021 5:00 am EDT
The Line: Serbia -1 / Total: 135.5
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Spain and Serbia face off on Thursday morning in a women’s basketball Olympic showdown. This is a group A showdown and both of these teams are looking to move to 2-0 in the Olympics.
Spain had an opening-round game against South Korea, and the favorites were able to win 73-69. The game was probably a lot closer than Spain wanted it to be, but the 19 points in the 4th quarter was enough to pull off the victory. Astou Ndour has been a strong player in the WNBA and against South Korea, she paced the team finishing with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Off the bench though, Spain didn’t have a whole lot of production, and that is something that is going to need to change in this game. Spain also only made two of their 12 three-pointers, and that is another thing that’s going to need to be improved upon. In this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Serbia who got quite the scare from Canada in their first game of the Olympics, but they were still able to come away with the 72-68 victory. Serbia used a blanched attack with their offense with the top player scoring 16 points and five players scoring at least 12. Sonja Vasic was the top player in the first game finishing with 16 points and hitting two of her three 3-pointers. Serbia as a team shot 47.1 percent from deep, and this game for Serbia is going to come down to how well their offense can play.
I think both offenses are going to struggle to score in this game, and that is going to lead to this game staying way under the total. In terms of the side, it’s a lean for Serbia to win this game, but the stronger play is with the total.