OLYMPIC BASKETBALL MON AUG 6TH

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Posted: 8/5/2012 7:58:16 PM
RTD  7-2


AUSTRALIA +7.5
GB / CHINA OVER 150
SPAIN -4.5


gl
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Posted: 8/5/2012 8:21:11 PM
You really think that Australia can hang with Russia? Or is it because you anticipate that Russia will rest their starters having clinched the #1 seed? Think Russia's length and defense will pose problems for the Aussies and Shved better matchup on Mills than Reinking was.
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Posted: 8/5/2012 8:47:58 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by blocksnbooze:

You really think that Australia can hang with Russia? Or is it because you anticipate that Russia will rest their starters having clinched the #1 seed? Think Russia's length and defense will pose problems for the Aussies and Shved better matchup on Mills than Reinking was.


Russia is going to finish first and Australia fourth in the group regardless of what happens in this game, so in essence this match up is somewhat meaningless.
Russia's  average margin of victory in their 4 wins is 10 points per game and this includes a 19 and 20 point win against China and GB. Their other two wins came against Spain and Brazil by a combined 4 points. Meanwhile Australia crushed both China and Brazil by a similar margin however the Aussies two losses to Spain and Brazil were by a combined 15 points but they did manage to get the cover in both losses.
With this game being meaningless it's my opinion that 7.5 points is well worth the value.

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Posted: 8/5/2012 9:06:45 PM
Hope China can get 65-70 for your over
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Posted: 8/5/2012 9:07:25 PM
GL 44-dimes
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Posted: 8/5/2012 10:01:38 PM
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Posted: 8/5/2012 11:35:29 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 44-dimes:



Russia is going to finish first and Australia fourth in the group regardless of what happens in this game, so in essence this match up is somewhat meaningless.
Russia's  average margin of victory in their 4 wins is 10 points per game and this includes a 19 and 20 point win against China and GB. Their other two wins came against Spain and Brazil by a combined 4 points. Meanwhile Australia crushed both China and Brazil by a similar margin however the Aussies two losses to Spain and Brazil were by a combined 15 points but they did manage to get the cover in both losses.
With this game being meaningless it's my opinion that 7.5 points is well worth the value.

GL

No, If Boomers win they can clinch 3rd spot. If they lose they will be 4th and face plympic death vs USA.
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Posted: 8/5/2012 11:38:07 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by blocksnbooze:

You really think that Australia can hang with Russia? Or is it because you anticipate that Russia will rest their starters having clinched the #1 seed? Think Russia's length and defense will pose problems for the Aussies and Shved better matchup on Mills than Reinking was.

They need to win against Boomers b4 they can clinch the 1st spot.
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Posted: 8/6/2012 12:06:26 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:


They need to win against Boomers b4 they can clinch the 1st spot.
No, both Russia and Australia are locked into their spots regardless of their result today (1st and 4th, respectively).
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Posted: 8/6/2012 12:55:22 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:


No, If Boomers win they can clinch 3rd spot. If they lose they will be 4th and face plympic death vs USA.


They are locked in 4th. They lose both tiebreakers against Spain and Brazil.
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Posted: 8/6/2012 12:57:09 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:


They need to win against Boomers b4 they can clinch the 1st spot.


Russia owns the head to head tiebreaker against Brazil and Spain. They've beaten both teams.
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Posted: 8/6/2012 12:59:28 AM
doesn't russia have to win? they are only up by 1 point over spain and brazil
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Posted: 8/6/2012 1:36:56 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Professional1:

doesn't russia have to win? they are only up by 1 point over spain and brazil


Russia 4-0
Brazil 3-1
Spain 3-1

In Olympic Basketball you get two points for a win and one point for a loss that is the reason why Russia is only 1 point ahead.
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Posted: 8/6/2012 1:39:09 AM
So Russia likely to not play Kirelenko and friends? 
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Posted: 8/6/2012 1:44:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 44-dimes:



Russia 4-0
Brazil 3-1
Spain 3-1

In Olympic Basketball you get two points for a win and one point for a loss that is the reason why Russia is only 1 point ahead.


ok thanks
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Posted: 8/6/2012 2:36:38 AM
either way this game is not meaningless for Australia. They do not want 3rd seed.
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Posted: 8/6/2012 2:43:38 AM
".  All they need to do to clinch the number one seed from their pool is beat Australia,"

http://www.basketball.net.au/index.php?id=302&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=2646&tx_ttnews[backPid]=284&cHash=5263da863b
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Posted: 8/6/2012 2:49:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:

either way this game is not meaningless for Australia. They do not want 3rd seed.

oops they 'want' 3rd seed.
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Posted: 8/6/2012 2:50:45 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:

either way this game is not meaningless for Australia. They do not want 3rd seed.

But Aus already locked in 4th? 

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Posted: 8/6/2012 2:54:49 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by 3BallBomber:


oops they 'want' 3rd seed.

They cant get 3rd seed???
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Posted: 8/6/2012 2:57:43 AM
I'm with you 44 dimes...this game is meaningless since both Brazil and Spain beat Australia and they both lost to Russia.  A similar game took place in Beijing where Lithuania was tops in Group A and got beat by 31 against Australia on the final day of qualifiers.  Australia should at least keep this close
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Posted: 8/6/2012 3:03:47 AM
Good luck...
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Posted: 8/6/2012 3:11:53 AM
I think you guys are wrong.....this is the one thing FIBA needs to change...this happened to Canada's U17 team this year...

Canada and Argentina were tied for 3rd in their pool....but, Argentina had a better point differential than Canada...even though, during pool play...Canada beat Argentina head to head.....and that is not right. I think that is why these teams have something to play for.....
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Posted: 8/6/2012 3:13:43 AM
Looks like both teams are locked in to #1 and #4 respectively...


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