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​Friendly Competition -- Lithuania vs Finland

​Friendly Competition -- Lithuania vs Finland

Analysis:

The Tuesday matchup between the Atlanta Dream (14-19) and the Las Vegas Aces (23-10) will take place at Michelob ULTRA Arena.

Lithuania

With only one loss in six games, Lithuania easily advanced to the World Cup second round of qualifying. They face formidable opponents, such as France. With Estonia, the team held two meetings to begin the planning process. The Lithuanians won the first one with relative ease (84:70). A few days later, they encountered some reasonable opposition, albeit they only allowed the other team to draw level with them in the final score of 90:88.

​Friendly Competition -- Lithuania vs Finland

Finland

Finland have seen a surge in basketball. Even Slovenia were defeated by them during the World Cup qualification round. They finished in second position after the second round, with only one miss allowed in six matches. The Finns engaged Belgium twice as they started to get ready for them. They were defeated with a score of 71:75 in the first match, but a few days later, they exacted revenge and won 80:71.

Prediction

Lithuania have a considerable edge in h2h competition. But since then, the opposition's skill level has increased. Finland do not now appear to be a glaring outsider. In a recent meeting, the Lithuanians gave in to laziness, which is why they nearly lost against Estonia.


Pick: Finland +17.5


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