Olympics 2008 - Men's Group A
Opening game for the basketball tournament in Beijing, a match with a clear favorite. I have read all predictions in BA taking Russia to cover with pts. up to 24, this seems logical even tough we still haven't got a full image for all opponents. I prefer not dealing with the handicap here, since its a long tournament and every team can afford to relax a little within a game that has been determined.
On the contrary i will place a medium stake bet for the under here. No need to describe the mentality that Blatt has transferred to his players, they won the European crown due to it, defense is holistic with players even like Holden controlling their urges and giving their soul in the back half of the court. On the other hand, Iran. I would be lying if i told that i know much about them. Some friendlies seem to have created a conflicting image about this team, however what seem certain about them is that they are great fighters, they play relatively clever and they try to make use of their strong assets. Most importantly, their main concern seems to be how they will not allow their opponents to make use of their weaknesses and with this in mind i rate the chances for a slow game from them tonight very big.
Full offense combined with their own offensive problems, which is enlarged when a defensive power like Russia is against them make me lean towards a close game. 888sport provide the higher line in the net and i will invest 6 units to find out if my initial impression about an underish tournament is on the way. GL!
Russia vs Iran betting tips summary
Pick Under 147.5
Stake 6 / 10
Bookmaker Pinnacle Sports