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Basketball | Monday, August 28, 2023 8:22 AM (Revised at: Monday, August 28, 2023 8:23 AM)

Greece vs USA Bet Builder Tips: 2-Piece Bet Builder for Group C Match-up

Greece vs USA Bet Builder Tips: 2-Piece Bet Builder for Group C Match-up
IMAGO / ABACAPRESS THOMAS WALKUP of Greece during the Aegean Acropolis Tournament match between Greece and Serbia at Oaka Stadium

Greece vs USA Bet Builder Tips, OPTA STATS, Player Props: Monday, August 28th.

The second game for the United States in their FIBA World Cup campaign will be against Greece. They played against each other in preparations, and the USA won without a single problem. After a really bad 1st quarter against New Zealand, Team USA should be woken up and ready to win against Greece with ease.

The Greece vs USA game starts at 13:30 (UK time) and our basketball expert Elek Lenard has prepared a bet builder at 2.55 odds. For more expert tips, accumulators, bet builders & analysis, visit our Expert Insights section.

Bet Builder Odds: 2.55

Odds available at bet365 as of August 28th 2023. Odds may now differ.


Greece vs USA Stats and Facts

  • Team USA won by 22 points in preparations against Greece, with
  • Greece shot just 36% for two
  • Team USA likes to play switch defence and single coverage. Teams without scorers struggle against that, and Greece is without anyone who excels in that role

Greece vs USA Bet Builder Tips: USA to Lock Down Greek Offense

USA -21.5

Greece will be the first stronger opponent for Team USA in their FIBA World Cup campaign, but there are reasons they should win without many problems. Greece struggles at creating quality shots because they lack pure scorers and solid three-point shooters. The USA plays single coverage defence, and being without a scorer against that defence led to easy defeats.

They faced each other in preparation games, and Team USA won 108-86. Greece scored a solid number of points, but on a really poor efficiency: just 36% for two points, and 32% for three points. The free throw line saved them from a debacle, but they shouldn’t have that many free throws, as Kerr should prepare his team to be even more disciplined on defence.

On the other side of the floor, the USA demolished Greece. They scored whenever they wanted and finished the game with 108 points. Greece’s defence will get overstretched, and also there is a huge advantage of the USA having NBA ballhandlers, while Greece has guards that are accommodated to the Euroleague level of ballhandling.

There should be easy crossovers by team USA that will generate either threes or drives to the basket.

Thomas Walkup Under 6.5 Assists

Walkup started solidly in his first major tournament with Greece. In a victory against Jordan, Walkup had 13 points and 7 assists. But today’s opponent has a much better defence than Jordan.

Jordan overhelped on many post-ups and drives, so Walkup had easy assists, but against the USA, that won’t really happen. Team USA prefers single coverage defence, which also means switching in the PNR.

That will limit assist opportunities for Walkup. In preparation game against the USA, Walkup had just one assist for 20 minutes of play. Also, even if he makes a great find to the open three-point shooter, Greece doesn’t shoot well and Walkup will have several potential assists that were missed.


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