Nigeria plays against Germany in Round 2 of Group B at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic men’s basketball tournament. Both teams lost their openers: Nigeria dropped the match 67-84 to Australia while Germany was defeated 82-92 by Italy. D’Tigers are currently last in the table.
Nigeria vs Germany (July 28) match predictions and betting tips are analyzed and offered in this article. Before we proceed to our picks, let's check the latest odds and key stats which are reviewed here. The game will be held at the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Start of the Nigeria vs Germany match is on 28 July 2021, at 4.40 a.m. GMT.
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites
The Nigeria is an odds-on favourite. Moneyline odds are 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional). Odds of Germany’s overall win equal 2.44 (+144; 36/25). The chances of these occurrences are 59% and 41%, respectively. Get acquainted with other valuable odds on Nigeria vs Germany below
Over/Under points total:
- Over 165.5 points ― 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 165.5 points ―1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Handicap Nigeria (-3.5) ― 1.77 (-130; 5/6)
- Handiсap Germany (+3.5) ― 1.93 (-108; 25/27)
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball match preview and stats
Nigeria has now lost 2 consecutive games against the same team Australia.
D’Tigers suffered a 67-84 defeat in the opener of the Olympic basketball tournament. They drew the 1st quarter and lost each of the remaining quarters. Match statistics: 12/22 (55%) free throws, 17/31 (55%) 2 pointers, 7/22 (32%) 3 pointers, 24/53 (45%) field goals, 24 turnovers, 7 blocks, 14 steals and 38 rebounds.
Obi Emegano had the most points for D’Tigers: he scored 12 points in 19.3 minutes he played. Precious Achiuwa had 6 rebounds while Caleb Agada and Josh Okogie had 3 assists each. These are the stats of the Nigeria team’s top performers.
Germany lost its opener 82-92 against Italy too. They have to win this game if they want to increase their chances of qualifying to the next stage. At halftime, Germans were leading by 3 points, but a poor performance in the 4th quarter cost them the game. Match statistics: 7/9 (78%) free throws, 15/29 (52%) 2 pointers, 15/31 (48%) 3 pointers, 30/60 (50%) field goals, 14 turnovers, 2 blocks, 6 steals and 34 rebounds.
Maodo Lo was the German top performer with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball key players and lineups
Nigeria Olympic basketball team projected lineup:
- Point guard ― Miye Oni
- Shooting guard ― Gabe Vincent
- Small forward ― Josh Okogie
- Power forward ― Chimezie Metu
- Centre ― Jahlil Okafor
The key player to watch out for is Josh Okogie. The forward scored 11 points making 5/5 (100%) free throws and providing 3 assists.
Germany Olympic basketball team projected lineup:
- Point guard ― Maodo Lo
- Shooting guard ― Andreas Obst
- Small forward ― Isaac Bonga
- Power forward ― Moritz Wagner
- Center ― Johannes Voigtmann
Maodo Lo is definitely a player to watch out for after his brilliant performance against Italy. His game in numbers: 24 points, the highest in the game, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction
D’Tigers has the upper hand over Die Mannschaft when you weigh the statistics and performance. It’s unlikely that Nigeria will lose this game. The team is loaded in every position. In the last game, D’Tigers has made 12 of 22 free throws, 17 of 31 two-pointers, 7 of 22 three-pointers and 24 of 53 field goals. It has better attacking options than team Germany.
Betting prediction: Nigeria to win
Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)