In their head-to-head match, Spain and Slovenia will decide who takes the first place in Group C.
The match Spain vs Slovenia will take place on August 1, 2021, starting at 09:20 a.m. GMT. The venue is Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
Latest odds on betting sites
Based on a streak of 7 consecutive wins, Slovenia was named the favorite of this match by the international betting sites. Aleksander Sekulic’s squad to top Group C is priced with the odds of 1.70 (-143 American; 7/10 American), which equals an approximate probability of 59%.
La Roja to beat their last rival in the group stage comes with the odds of 2.30 (+130; 13/10), with chances around 41%.
Below are the latest odds for the main Spain vs Slovenia betting markets.
Over/Under points total:
- Over 176.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Under 176.5 points — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Spain (+2.5) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Slovenia (-2.5) — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
Match preview and stats
The Spain Olympic basketball team won two rounds in Group C already. Both these matches ended with a close score. La Roja’s rivals were Japan (88-77) and Argentina (81-71). Overall, Spain has already played 9 matches this year and won 8 of them
Spain was successful in the defence. They have made 59 defensive rebounds and 21 actions — 6 block shots and 15 interceptions. This is the main reason why their opponents score 74 points on average. Besides, they improved their accuracy, which increased to 52%.
La Roja have scored a total of under 86.5 points in 4 of their last 5 matches. Under 86.5 points total in the next match is priced with the odds of 1.90 (-111; 9/10).
The Slovenia Olympic basketball team won over Argentina (118-100) and Japan (116-81) at the 2021 Olympics main event. They performed equally well in the qualifiers, winning 4 matches and finishing unbeaten. In total, they remain undefeated for 7 matches in a row.
Aleksander Sekulic’s men are the most accurate roster at the current Olympics. Their accuracy is equal to 55.2%. Also, the Slovenia Olympic basketball team has a very fast playing style. They make more than 2 shots per minute on average. Those are the reasons why Slovenia has scored 117 ppg at the 2021 Games.
Slovenia has scored a total of over 96.5 points in 6 of its last 7 fixtures. The same outcome in the next fixture is priced with the odds of 3.35 (+235; 47/20).
Key players and lineups
Spain Olympic projected lineup:
- Point guard: Ricky Rubio
- Shooting guard: Alberto Abalbe
- Small forward: Victor Claver
- Power forward: Rudy Fernandez
- Center: Marc Gasol
Ricky Rubio keeps being the chief playmaker for his national team. He averaged 23 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists at the 2021 Olympics. He did not have a very successful season in the NBA, but he always shows high-level play for the national team.
Slovenia Olympic projected lineup:
- Point guard: Aleksei Nikolic
- Shooting guard: Klemen Prepelic
- Small forward: Vlatko Cancar
- Power forward: Luka Doncic
- Center: Mike Tobey
Luka Doncic shined in the fixture against Japan, where he scored 25 points, made 7 assists and 7 rebounds, but the game against Argentina was incredible. He finished it with 48 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.
Betting tips and prediction
Both teams are equal in their skills and lineups. The previous 5 head-to-head meetings have ended with the following outcomes: Spain — 3 victories, Slovenia — 2 victories. This once again proves how equal in power these teams are. But it is easy to see that Slovenia is in a better condition now. These teams met 14 times, and only once we saw a total of over 176.5 points. All other fixtures ended with the opposite outcome. I think it is a sure bet here.
Betting prediction: Slovenia to win
Odds: 1.70 (-143 American; 7/10 American)
Betting prediction: Under 176.5 points
Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)