Germany vs Latvia Bet Builder Tips: Schroeder to Shine Again
GERMANY VS LATVIA BET BUILDER TIPS, OPTA STATS, PLAYER PROPS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
In another Euro duel in the quarterfinals, Germany will face against surprise of the tournament, Latvia. The Latvians managed first to win against France, then shocked Spain, and destroyed Brazil.
They did all of that without their main star, Kristaps Porzingis, while also missing several other guys. On the other hand, Germany’s 2nd option Franz Wagner is still injured, but they still perform great, especially on defense (only Australia scored more than 75 points against them).
Bet Builder odds: 3.20
GERMANY VS LATVIA STATS AND FACTS
- Franz Wagner still didn’t practice in 5v5 scrimmages.
- Latvia is shooting efficiently for both two points and three points: 63% and 40%, but they lack the ability to draw fouls.
- Germany got third best defensive rating in the tournament
GERMANY VS LATVIA BET BUILDER TIPS: IT IS SCHROEDER TIME
Dennis Schroeder over 19.5 points
Dennis is playing fantastic the whole tournament, and he is Germany’s leader. He averages 19.8 points, shooting 62% for two and 38% for three. While he got 20+ points in just two games, both were against stronger opponents: he had 30 against Australia and 24 against Slovenia.
While there is a chance Germany can blow out Latvia, the Latvians showcased a solid level of play in the first two stages, and it shouldn’t be that easy for Germany, so Dennis should play more than 24 minutes. He doesn’t back off from the pressure. Latvians are more focused on team defence and trying to take away good shots, so we could see Schroeder shooting a huge number of long-range jump shots, as his stronger part of the game is attacking the rim.
Their guards played well vs Latvia: Fournier had 27, Shai Gilgeous Alexander had 27, and RJ Barrett had 22.
Roland Smits under 12.5 points
Yes, he went over against France, but it looks like that game was a fluke. He shot almost perfectly from the field on many tough attempts. Germany’s team defence is really good, we saw how they allowed Slovenia to score just 71 points even though they had 25 in the first quarter.
Smits plays around 20 minutes, and in the last 3 games, he went under this line while shooting 10, 8, and 8 field goal attempts. Germany will probably look to exploit Kuruc’s lack of shooting and clog the paint, so Smits also will rely on his jump shot, which isn’t really good (he shot 1/7 for three against Canada).
The Latvians should try to attack with screens for Bertans because German power forwards aren’t that mobile to fight through screens. That means that Smits shouldn’t get high usage. Also, Germany’s ball pressure should make huge problems against inexperienced Arturs Zagars, so we could see the Latvian offence being slowed down again like in the game against Spain.
Overall, Smits shouldn’t have a huge usage against Germany, and the line seems two points higher.