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Group B EuroBasket 2017 Odds

Who wins group B at the EuroBasket 2017?

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Group B of EuroBasket 2017 is probably going to be the least exciting of all 4 in this competition. Everything but Lithuania finishing first would be a huge sensation. But the fight for the second spot is going to be interesting. There we have Germany, Italy the hosts Israel, and Georgia. Ukraine will be looking to snap some points from the favorites and make this race even more attractive.

We will present you all the teams for this group, along with some predictions for the final look in the standings.

The current European runner-ups, Lithuania, wants to go one step further this time, and they will have a perfect starting position since their group is probably the easiest one.

The son of legendary Arvydas Sabonis, Domantas is going to lead this national team after an excellent season as a rookie among the Oklahoma City Thunder. Donatas Motiejunas and one of the best European centers, Jonas Valanciunas, are going to present the toughest defense inside the paint. The Lithuanian selection is probably the best defensive team in the whole championship, and their games will be marked with low efficiency and low scoring.

The second best team in this group, is in our opinion, Germany. They will have two excellent NBA players as the leaders, and with the addition of several solid guys around them, this team will present a tough nut to crack for all sides.

Dennis Schroder and Chicago Bulls'  Paul Zipser are representing the new wave of German basketball, which is going to succeed Dirk Nowitzki.

The Italians are coming to Israel with high hopes. After several years of huge disappointing and not reaching the proper chemistry for the big competitions,  San Antonio Spurs assistant and one of the best European coaches Ettore Messina decided to take the Italian team and make him a worthy participant at this Euro Basket. As always, the Italians will have outstanding individuals, but we are yet to see about the team chemistry.

The biggest stars are Danilo Gallinari from Denver Nuggets, former number one pick Andrea Bargnani, Euro League champion Luigi Datome, and Alessandro Gentile. So far, none of the previous episodes were successful, and the Italians were often the biggest disappointment of the whole tournament.

Israel hopes that the home court will be something that can compensate the lack of quality among their players. Besides Omri Casspi Minnesota Timberwolves' forward, there is no true superstar on this team. But one thing is sure, and that is that they will have one hell of a crowd behind them.

Ukraine is coming with Alex Len, Phoenix Suns starting center, who will be the biggest weapon of this representation, while Georgia relies on the current NBA champion Zaza Pachulia. Also, they have a possible first pick prospect, Goga Bitadze who has 18 years and is currently located in Serbia playing for Mega Leks. Remember this name because after a few years you will hear it a lot.  Tornike Shengelia Baskonia forward is another good offensive solution for Ilias Zouros their head coach.

Projected standings after the end of the first round:

Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Israel, Georgia, Ukraine.