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ARG vs SER Dream11 Team Prediction: 2019 Basketball World Cup, Argentina Vs Serbia Preview, Fantasy Team News
ARG vs SER Dream11: In the FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019, Argentina squaring off against Serbia at Dongguan, Dongguan Basketball Center, China on Tuesday, September 10. This promises to be one of the games of the tournament so far with both teams in great form and evenly matched.
Argentina had an unbeaten campaign in the group stages but they found it tough to beat Russia when they beat them 69-61 in the lowest scoring game of the competition. They then went on to win their two second group stage matches against Venezuela and Poland and will look to compete with Serbia.
Meanwhile, Serbia’s unbeaten run was snapped by Spain, who were clearly the better of the two in the 2nd game of the second round stage.
Bogdan Bogdanovic was unhappy and vented out his frustrations in the post-match media interaction despite scoring a double-double. The Sacramento Kings start ended the game with a game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Match Details, ARG vs SER
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Argentina Vs Serbia Quarter-Final 1
Date And Time: 9th September, Tuesday- 4:30pm
Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
ARG vs SER Dream11 Playing (Probable 5) :
ARG: Patricio Garino, Facundo Campazzo, Marcos Delia, Luis Scola, Nicolas Brussino.
SER: Nikola Jokic, Stefan Bircevic, Vladimir Lucic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
FIBA World Cup 2014: Day 8 Schedule and Predictions After Day 7 Bracket Results
With half of the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals now filled, eight teams will compete Sunday for the final four spots in the next round.
France, Slovenia, Spain and the United States won their games in the round of 16 and remain top contenders for medals at this tournament. However, the next set of squads also have a lot to prove after solid starts to the event.
Anything can happen in this single-elimination phase of the international event, so make sure you do not miss a second of the action. Here is a breakdown of the upcoming set of games along with results from the latest action.
|FIBA World Cup Day 7 Results|
|FIBA World Cup Day 8 Schedule|
|New Zealand vs. Lithuania||10 a.m.||NBATV|
|Serbia vs. Greece||Noon||NBATV|
|Turkey vs. Australia||2 p.m.||NBATV|
|Brazil vs. Argentina||4 p.m.||NBATV|
View latest bracket at FIBA.com.
New Zealand vs. Lithuania
American fans had to be impressed with New Zealand's effort against Team USA; New Zealand limited the damage and only lost 98-71. The squad showcased good balance in the loss with 11 players getting on the scoreboard.
New Zealand also had an impressive showing against Ukraine thanks mostly to great perimeter defense.
This all-around ability would help this team succeed against most opponents around the world. However, Lithuania is not on that list thanks to the big-time talent on the roster, as noted by Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com:
Jonas Valanciunas has become a leader in the frontcourt alongside Donatas Motiejunas from the Houston Rockets. The big men are extremely efficient in the low post and are usually able to out-rebound their competition.
This will be the difference in the round of 16 as Lithuania will be able to continue its impressive run into the next round.
Prediction: Lithuania 74, New Zealand 65
Serbia vs. Greece
While a lot of attention in the early part of the tournament has been (deservedly) on the United States and Spain, it is important not to overlook Greece.
The Group B winners have had big performances from Kostas Kaimakoglou and Nick Calathes, while young star Giannis Antetokounmpo is always capable of making some huge plays.
Tas Melas of NBATV believes fans should root for this team in Spain:
Serbia has some talent and almost beat France earlier in the week, but this group is not consistent enough to take on one of the top squads in the world.
Greece will win and remain a top contender in this championship.
Prediction: Greece 78, Serbia 60
Turkey vs. Australia
Australia rested many of its players in the last game, securing a third-place finish in the group instead of second. As a result, the team will now avoid the United States until the semifinals.
While some questioned the squad's "tanking," head coach Andrej Lemanis explained, via Roy Ward of The Sydney Morning Herald, "As Australians we always believe in competing the right way. We were resting some players tonight because everyone knows the tournament schedule is tough with five games in six days."
The problem is while the team can look ahead toward the semifinals, Turkey will not be an easy win in the round of 16.
With Omer Asik and Oguz Savas down low, Turkey is capable of causing problems on both ends of the court. The strong interior defense will force almost every shot to be difficult and will keep the game low-scoring.
Australia has the skill to make a deep run in this tournament, but the inconsistency and lack of focus will cause an early exit.
Prediction: Turkey 68, Australia 63
Brazil vs. Argentina
It is hard to imagine a better opening-round matchup than Brazil against Argentina.
Not only are these two nations top rivals in every sport, John Schuhmann of NBA.com points out the battles have been entertaining in basketball's highest level:
Luis Scola has been carrying Argentina with some great performances throughout the week, but things will be much more difficult against a front line that includes Anderson Varejao, Tiago Splitter and Nene.
Leandrinho Barbosa is coming off a great game against Egypt, totaling 22 points, five assists and four steals. If he can continue being a catalyst for this offense, he will help Brazil continue its winning ways against Argentina.
Prediction: Brazil 88, Argentina 86
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The 2019 Basketball World Cup tips off on Saturday (31/08) in China and the 32 national teams are ready for action.
Let’s have a look at the eight groups and the favourites to advance to the second round.
Group A (China, Venezuela, Poland, Cote d’Ivoire)
This is probably the most balanced group of the tournament, as all teams are pretty much on the same level.
Hosts China have a slight advantage, as they will have the support of their fans at the sold-out Wukesong Arena in Beijing.
At the same time, Poland and Venezuela will fight for the second place, with their matchup in the opening day being crucial for both teams.
For their part, Cote d’Ivoire are the underdogs of the group, but are not expected to go any further than the group stage.
Prediction: 1) China, 2) Venezuela
Group B (Argentina, Nigeria, Russia, Korea)
Argentina is the favourite to finish on top of the group, having the talent and experience to overcome its opponents.
Facundo Campazzo is dealing with an ankle injury, but is expected to suit up for the opening game.
At the same time, Nigeria has one of the best rosters of its history and has the upper hand in the battle of qualification over Russia.
The Russians will play without their leader Alexey Shved, which limits their chances to fight for a top two finish.
Just like in Group A, Nigeria vs Russia will determine who will follow Argentina in the second round.
Korea is the weak link of the group and it is not likely they will earn a victory.
Prediction: 1) Argentina, 2) Nigeria
Group C (Spain, Puerto Rico, Tunisia, Iran)
Spain is the favourite not only for the top spot, but for the title as well. Despite the absences of key players, they are still having a very talented and deep roster.
Puerto Rico and Tunisia are on the same level and will fight for the second place, while Iran (just like Korea in Group B) will most likely finish the group stage winless.
Prediction: 1) Spain, 2) Tunisia
Group D (Serbia, Italy, Angola, Philippines)
Serbia and Italy are the best teams of the group and will advance to the second round. Their clash on September 4th will determine who will finish first in the group.
It will come as a big surprise if Philippines or Angola claim more than one victories.
Prediction: 1) Serbia, 2) Italy
Group E (Team USA, Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan)
Team USA is the number one favourite to go all the way, despite the decision of many NBA players to skip the tournament.
The Americans have a talented and deep roster and will advance to the second round undefeated.
Regarding the other three teams, Turkey will most likely follow Team USA to the second round.
Japan made a series of decent performances in the preparation games, yet they still lack experience and depth.
For their part, Czech Republic would have a better chance to qualify, if Jan Vesely was available to play. However, the center of Fenerbahce was ruled out due to an injury and Tomas Satoransky is the only top class player left on the roster.
Prediction: 1) Team USA, 2) Turkey
Group F (Greece, New Zealand, Montenegro, Brazil)
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the leader of Greece and the one that can lead the team to the top of the world.
The 2019 NBA MVP is the star of the tournament and surrounds himself with some of the best and most experienced players in Europe. Greece is expected to finish the group undefeated.
Montenegro and Brazil are on the same level, yet the Brazilians are more experienced. Their matchup on September 5th will determine the second team that will advance to the next round.
New Zealand will not be an easy opponent, yet they don’t have a big chance to eliminate either Montenegro or Brazil.
Prediction: 1) Greece, 2) Brazil
Group G (France, Germany, Dominican Republic, Jordan)
France and Germany are the undisputed favourites to claim the first two spots in the group. It will be a major upset if any of the two gets eliminated.
Prediction: 1) France, 2) Germany
Group H (Lithuania, Australia, Canada, Senegal)
The “Group of Death” sees three teams have equal chances to make it to the second round. However, the decision of many NBA players to skip the tournament and not join Canada has put Australia and Lithuania in a position of strength over the Canadians.
The Lithuanians have a solid and talented team, while Australia comes off a great victory over Team USA last week, which significantly boosted their confidence ahead of the tournament.
Senegal will not be an easy opponent, yet they will probably finish last.
Prediction: 1) Australia, 2) Lithuania
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Spain vs. Argentina: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Spain 91, Argentina 78
Money line (ML)
Spain (-375) will cost you nearly four times your potential return, and that’s a little too rich against a decent side like Argentina.
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Against the spread (ATS)
SPAIN -8.5 (-115) is a good play against an Argentinian side which showed plenty of offense but also had very little answers on defense in its opening group game.
The Spaniards should be able to put it on their South American counterparts and end up with a win by double digits.
OVER 163.5 (-115) is a very strong play, as Spain has a ton of NBA talent and will be able to pile up the points against a team that gave up 118 points in its opening game.
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