In Berlin, at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Spain takes on hosts Germany in the second semi-final of FIBA EuroBasket 2022.
Spain is seeking a second consecutive appearance in an international tournament Final after FIBA World Cup 2019, where it claimed the gold medal. “La Rojas” have only suffered one defeat in this tournament so far, proving their talent and team bonding.
On the other hand, Germany NT sees this semifinal as a chance to return to a championship game since 2005, where it lost to Greece. In the quarter-finals, “Die Mannschaft” managed to defeat the Hellenic national team (107-96).
The Germans put up an outstanding performance offensively, by scoring 17 shots from the arc. Dennis Schroder was excellent (26 points, 8 assists), while Franz Wagner and Andreas Obst added 19 each (on a combined 10/14 from beyond the arc).
The home crowd really enjoyed this performance and desires for even more. Both national teams are capable of winning this semi-final, however I think that the Germans are the favorite to do so.
Therefore, my first betting prediction regarding the second semifinal is that Germany will win and advance to the championship game (odds at 1.58).
Furthermore, I think both teams will score more than 170 points, due to their offensive approach in every game so far (odds at 1.91). A combination of both picks boosts the odds at around 2.95, adding more value.
Germany win (1.58)
Over 170.5 points (1.91)
Germany win and over 170.5 points (2.95)