What time does Nigeria play Germany at the Summer Olympics?
In Summer Olympics Men’s Basketball action Tuesday, Nigeria and Germany play in a 9 p.m. ET tip-off at Saitama Super Arena. Below, we preview the Nigeria vs. Germany odds and lines, and make our best Summer Olympics bets, picks and predictions.
Is Nigeria-4-110 a good bet to play Germany?
Play now! NIGERIA -4.5 (-110) is a much better value laying the points against a German side that easily could have topped Italy but had a disastrous fourth quarter to turn a win into a 10-point loss.
Is Nigeria-4-110 a good bet to beat Italy?
NIGERIA -4.5 (-110) is a much better value laying the points against a German side that easily could have topped Italy but had a disastrous fourth quarter to turn a win into a 10-point loss. Germany was sloppy in its opening game, turning it over 14 times, and it cannot do that against a Nigerian side which is much more talented than the Italians.
What went wrong for Germany in their first game against Italy?
In their first game against Italy, the Germans allowed their opponents to shoot 50% from the field and hit 15 of 31 three-pointers. With their size usually aiding them, Germany were unable to close out on the Italian shooters.
NRA: Play To Your Strengths
The Nigerian side had a tall task ahead of them when they faced Australia in the first game of their Olympic campaign. They came up short, falling right into Australia’s defensive gameplan.
Nigeria Key Player: (G) Obi Emegano
Roster is officially set! Extremely blessed to be a part of this 12 man roster. We have worked our a**es off up until this point, but this is just the beginning. Tokyo 2021 naija no dey carry last pic.twitter.com/wb5kW8YQSh
GER: Tighten Up On Defence
The German National team has size in the paint, but they need to be more organized on the defensive side if they hope to get their first win against Nigeria.
Germany Key Player: (G) Maodo Lo
Germany opened against a tough Italian team in their first game. While they were unable to find their first win, ALBA Berlin guard Maodo Lo showed off his scoring ability.
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Team News: Germany
Andreas Obst for Germany has that @CammyGliddon moustache going … He has that Gliddon stroke going too! Obst was 3-3 from deep in the first quarter. #Basketball #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/PzfYU8NtxD
Germany Predicted Lineup
Point Guard – Isaac Bonga l Shooting Guard – Andreas Obst l Small Forward – Niels Giffey l Power Forward – Danilo Barthel l Center – Johannes Voigtmann
Team News: Nigeria
Layup made by @JordanNwora and he draws a foul. Australia 🇦🇺 55-49 Nigeria 🇳🇬 with 3.12mins left in Q3 #Tokyo2020 #Basketball pic.twitter.com/IR5iLxM2Mt
Nigeria Predicted Lineup
Point Guard – Miye Oni | Shooting Guard – Gabe Vincent | Small Forward – Josh Okogie | Power Forward – Chimezie Metu | Center – Jahlil Okafor.
Nigeria vs Germany Prediction
Germany will have their work cut out against Nigeria in their second Group B game at the Tokyo Olympics. Had they taken care of Italy, they wouldn’t have had to be as desperate when they take the court on Wednesday.
Where to watch the Nigeria vs Germany game?
Eurosport will have extensive coverage of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Europe, as will Discovery +.
EARLY BIRD TOP TIP
This pick is a classic spot. I have a feeling that the probability of my selection winning is very high after looking at the squad of these two teams. Germany are struggling, so I expect a win from Over 159.5 . Good day to all my followers and let’s hope we get another green here.
NEW TOP TIP
I think less than 167 points could be scored in this game. Both teams from a personal perspective are generally strong in their defenses and it is likely a defensive approach could be employed by each team. Good luck with this prediction. Consider under 80 points second half of the match
HIGHLIGHTED HANDICAP TOP TIP
This pick is a classic spot. I have a feeling that the probability of my selection winning is very high after looking at the squad of these two teams. Germany are struggling, so I expect a win from Nigeria -5. Good day to all my followers and let’s hope we get another green here.
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites
The Nigeria is an odds-on favourite. Moneyline odds are 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional). Odds of Germany’s overall win equal 2.44 (+144; 36/25). The chances of these occurrences are 59% and 41%, respectively. Get acquainted with other valuable odds on Nigeria vs Germany below
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball match preview and stats
Nigeria has now lost 2 consecutive games against the same team Australia.
Nigeria vs Germany Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction
D’Tigers has the upper hand over Die Mannschaft when you weigh the statistics and performance. It’s unlikely that Nigeria will lose this game. The team is loaded in every position. In the last game, D’Tigers has made 12 of 22 free throws, 17 of 31 two-pointers, 7 of 22 three-pointers and 24 of 53 field goals.
Nigeria vs Germany Team Preview
The Nigeria team are equipped with better roster this edition of Olympics. A height advantage and shooting supremacy have helped them grow in the past few seasons. Nigeria suffered an 84-67 loss to Australia in their competition opener.
Nigeria vs Germany Line ups and Starting 5s
Nigeria will be starting with Preious Achiuwa, Caleb Agada, Obi Emegano, Michael Patrick Gbinije and ike Iroegbu. Their bench strength will be Chima Moneke, Ike Nwamu, Chimezie metu, Jordan Nwora, Jahil Okafor, Josh Okogie, KZ Okpala and Miye Oni.
Nigeria vs Germany Predictions
Nigeria and Germany are equally matched up sides in the current competition. Nigeria have already destroyed teams like USA before Olympics. If they maintain their same form, it would a piece of cake for them when they face Germany. Germany are not easy team as at all. They have some of the best shooters representing in NBA.
In the first round Nigeria national team managed to hold Argentinian team to draw only in the first quarter (23:23). After that South American team started to pull away from their opponents and eventually won by 17 points (84:67).
Germany national team put up a disappointing performance in the first match of the Olympic tournament. They were beaten by Italy with a score of 82:92. But before the fourth quarter there were no signs of a humiliating defeat. Moreover, after the first 10 minutes Germans were ahead by 10 points.
Do you agree with this bet?
In the first round Germany and Nigeria failed to score many points. Players just couldn’t handle the high tempo of the game throughout all 40 minutes. We offer to place a bet on total under 165,5 points.