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Preview: Estonia vs Greece – BallinEuropeBallinEurope

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Itโ€™s the eighth day of EuroBasket 2022 and the final day of action in Group C in Milan. Estonia look to end their tournament on a high while Greece aim to keep their momentum going into Berlin

Where and when?
Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy. Tip off: 17.00 CEST, 16.00 BST, 11.00 EST, 08.00 PST

Record to date
Estonia 1-3 (L vs Italy, L vs Ukraine, L vs Croatia, W vs Great Britain)
Greece 4-0 (W vs Croatia, W vs Italy, W vs Great Britain, W vs Ukraine)

What do the bookies say?
Unsurprisingly Greece are big favourites at 3/50 with Estonia at 25/2. Greece are favoured by -16.5 on the point spread.

What do we say?
Greece have the opportunity to rest whoever they want in this one with top seed secure so thatโ€™s a big factor to watch out for ahead of tip. Giannis Antetokounmpoโ€™s absence from the win over Great Britain was only announced an hour before tip so donโ€™t be surprised by a few DNP Rest calls shortly before tip.

Estonia are out of the tournament but theyโ€™ll be eager to end this one on a high and Maik Kotsar will want to show his stuff against Georgios Papagiannis so expect a lot of battles in the paint here with Eesti pressing hard for the full 40 minutes.

The pick
Greece will win and stay perfect but Iโ€™m betting against them covering. Estonia will keep this respectable.

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Emmet Ryan

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