Argentina (5-0) vs. France (4-1)
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 am ET
Venue: Dongfeng NIssan Cultural and Sports Centre Dongfeng, China
Bettinglines: Argentina +5.5 / France -5.5 in BetOnline
Picks: France bet on BetOnline
After Argentina beat Serbia 97-87 and France beat Team USA 89-79 by the same double-digit advantage, Argentina and France will face in the semi-finals.
France beat the USA that could set get the record for the first country to win three titles in a row at the FIBA World Cup. Jazz center Rudy Gobert scored 21 points and 16 rebounds and Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier added 22 points to bring down the USA’s dominant team and advance to semi-finals.
Argentina should have figured out how to prevent 7’1 center Gobert from within the paint, Luis Scola and Gabriel Deck are just 6’8 tall compared to Gobert. The Argentine team will be forced to use a double team with Gobert to not score high, but will cause Fournier and other shooters leave open. Argentina may be watching the French and U.S match to come up with a good idea of how to prevent France’s offense in their upcoming game. Argentina needs to intensify the defense and find a good shot at the three to beat France like what they did in their last game against Serbia, they knocking down 12 threes on 27 attempts to keep them alive.