Dallas Mavericks two-way wing Tyler Dorsey went off for 27 points in Greece’s win over Croatia to open EuroBasket 2022. Croatia sold out to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo, and it left Dorsey with plenty of open looks in Friday’s victory.
Greece is back in action on Sept. 3 as they face Italy on the second night of a back-to-back. Italy dominated Estonia in their EuroBasket opener as Simone Fintecchio went for 19 points and five assists. Expect them to be ready to upset Greece, despite missing their best player.
Does Italy have anyone capable of stopping Giannis? Will they sell out to stop the Greek Freak and leave Dorsey open? Here is a closer look at how fans can watch, the odds, and more as Greece faces Italy on Saturday.
Tyler Dorsey and Greece vs. Italy in EuroBasket: How to watch
Start time: 1:50 p.m. CT or 2:50 p.m. ET
How to watch online: ESPN-plus (live), Courtside 1891 (on-demand replays only in the USA)
Tyler Dorsey and Greece vs. Italy in EuroBasket: Injury report
Kostas Antetokounmpo missed Greece’s EuroBasket opener with an injury, but he is on his country's final roster. Fans should consider him questionable at best to play on Saturday, but the Greeks believe he will be ready to play at some point during EuroBasket 2022.
Italy lost Danilo Gallinari in World Cup qualifying as he tore his ACL. The Italians do not have a ready-made replacement, and they will also be playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
Tyler Dorsey and Greece vs. Italy in EuroBasket: Odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, Greece is a 6.5-point favorite entering Saturday’s game, and they sit at minus-300 on the moneyline. There was no over/under set as of this writing for the second night of a back-to-back for both teams.
Tyler Dorsey and Greece vs. Italy in EuroBasket predictions
Expect a monster night from Giannis as he goes off for a 30-point double-double. Italy sells out to stop in the second half, and it allows Dorsey to net 20 as Greece finishes off a dominating victory. The Italians get 15 points from former Mavericks Nicolo Melli, but it is not enough to grab the win.
Greece will be overwhelming favorites to win Group C if they pick up another victory on Saturday. Tyler Dorsey and his country will have arguably beaten the two best teams in the group already but will have three more games before the knockout stage. Fans won’t want to miss any of them, so be sure to tune in and enjoy.