Eurobasket: Italy U18 v Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 Tips and Odds

Bosnians Are Set to Lose Fifth Straight Game Aug 3

It’s time to bet on the youngsters with upcoming Italy U18 v Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 match. The U18 Eurobasket is coming to its final stage, and today’s tip is a on a Classification game for places 9-16 between Italy U18 v Bosnia and Herzegovina U18. Bosnia is by far the worst team in tournament and it’s likely the will  lose yet another game by a two-digit margin.

Predictions For The Game:

Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 is the worst team in the tournament and they are main candidates for relegation to Division B. They have lost all of their games by a two-digit margin including two 30-plus point losses against Spain and Lithuania. Italy has managed to get one win, but comparatively they have played better and haven’t been humiliated in any game. Therefore the pick for today’s game is Italy to win by 15 points or more, which is valued at 1.85 at William Hill.

Italy U18:

Italy played in group A, where they beat Croatia (74:67) but lost to Greece (81:65) and Latvia (90:68). In round of 16 match they lost against Russia (79:66). Their scoring duo, Federico Miaschi (18.3 ppg) and Mattia Palumbi (16.7 ppg), have proved to be the best in tournament while their only weakness is the centre position where they play Omar Dieng (201 cm) and Maximilian Ladurner (207 cm).

Bosnia U18:

Bosnians came to the U18 Eurobasket with a lot of problems. Their four best players didn’t get a call-up for the tournament, while their fifth best player, Kenan Kamenjas, who was supposed to be leader of the team, was cut off just two days before the start of the tournament. The Team chemistry and motivation is close to zero at the moment. Bosnia coach, Boris Dzidic, is making very questionable decisions during games and it would be a miracle if Bosnia manage to stay in Division A.

Italy U18 games at U18 Eurobasket:

Italy U18 games at U18 Eurobasket

Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 games at U18 Eurobasket:

Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 games at U18 Eurobasket

Reasons For and Against The Tip:

✓ Bosnia and Herzegovina are the weakest team in the tournament.

✓ Bosnia and Herzegovina’s players motivation is zero; they have lost all games by a two-digit margin.

✓ Italy has two players that are amongst the best in the tournament, Miaschi and Palumbi.

✘ Lack of Italy’s depth at center might be a problem.

Tip: Handicap Italy (-14.5)

Odds: 1.85 @ WilliamHill

Time: 19:45

Units: 3/5