Groups E to H will be back in action on Day 4 of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, with a few games to look forward to.
The Canadians will be looking to stay alive against the talented Lithuanian team, and the Brazilians will have their work cut out for them against Giannis and the Greek side.
The USA will take on Turkey, who will be their first real challenge and is shaping up to be an interesting matchup.
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Form so Far
Head to Head – 23/24 = 95.8%
Game Total – 13/21 = 61.9%
Here are some Basketball World Cup Picks for September 3rd 2019.
Senegal vs Australia
Prediction – Australia (Win)
Game Total Over 165.5
The Aussies are coming off a 92-108 win over Canada and the Senegal team were disappointing in their 47-101 loss against Lithuania.
For the Australians, Matthew Dellavadova was on fire from outside with 24 Points, which included six from behind the arc. Joe Ingles also dished out 9 assists and Chris Goulding came off the bench to score 16 points in a big win over Canada.
Senegal only shot the ball at 4% from the three-point line in their first game and will be looking to rectify that in their second game.
The Aussies will be too strong game and the Game Total may go over the number.
Montenegro vs New Zealand
Prediction – New Zealand (Win)
Game Total Over 165.5
This game may very be close and high scoring. Montenegro was disappointing in their game against Greece and didn’t utilise Nikola Vucevic as much as they could have in the 85-60 loss.
New Zealand, on the other hand, was right in their match until the end, but the Brazilians were too good winning it 102-94.
Most of the New Zealand games have been high scoring and that trend will probably continue here. Going off the performances of their last games, the Kiwis look the better side and will probably win this game.
Germany vs Dominican Republic
Prediction – Germany (Win)
Germany got off to a poor start against France but managed to hang in there losing 78-74. The Dominican Republic got a scare from Jordan, but did manage to win the game 80-76.
Germany was impressive in the latter stages of their match and Dennis Schroder led the way with 23 points and 8 Assists.
Germany is the more talented team and should win this game quite comfortably if their star players fire.
Japan vs Czech Republic
Prediction – Czech Republic (Win)
Game Total + 160.5
Japan come up against the Czech Republic in a must-win game. Both sides are coming off losses.
The Czech’s were good against the USA losing the match 67-88, whilst Japan gave Turkey some headaches, but went down 86-67.
Tomas Satoransky is the best player for the Czech Republicans and dropped 17 Points and had 5 Assists against the USA.
The big-name Japan player is Rui Hachemura and he had 15 points and 7 Rebounds in the loss.
The form coming into the tournament for the Czech Republic was pretty good and they should win this match to keep their hopes of advancing alive.
Lithuania vs Canada
Prediction – Canada (Win)
Game Total Over 163.5
This game is shaping up as the match of the day and the Canadians will need to win to keep their hopes of advancing alive. Despite losing to Australia 108-92, they have been good in the warm-up games and were not expecting Matthew Dellavadova to hit so many three-pointers in the loss to Australia.
Lithuania made easy work of Senegal 101-47, with the two big men, Valanciunas and Sabonis only playing 20 minutes and scoring 13 points each.
With a fight for survival here a potential upset may be brewing and the Canadians can overcome the Lithuanians.
Canada to win and the Game Total may go over.
Brazil vs Greece
Prediction – Greece (Win)
Game Total Over 158.5
Another big match-up sees the experienced Brazil team come up against Greece. Both sides are coming off wins, with Brazil defeating New Zealand 102-94 and Greece being too strong for Montenegro 85-60.
Greece has the NBA MVP, Giannas Antetokounmpo and he will turn it on when he needs to.
Brazil did rely heavily on Leandro Barbosa to get over New Zealand and he managed 22 Points.
If the game is close in the latter stages, Greece will give the ball to Giannas and will more than likely get the win because of it. Greece to win and the Game Total to go over.
Jordan vs France
Prediction – France (Win)
Game Total Over 149.5
Jordan did lose their opening match but achieved their goal of being competitive losing to the Dominican 80-76. France, on the other hand, got a 21-4 jump early on Germany and managed to win their opening game 78-74.
Evan Fournier will be tough to stop for Jordan as he scored 26 points in the opening game for France and always provides headaches because of his shooting. Jordan will once again look to their premier player Ahmad AL Dwairi who dropped 34 Points in their opening loss.
France just has too much talent on paper and should win this match easily with the Game Total probably going over.
USA vs Turkey
Prediction – USA (Win)
Game Total Under 170.5
This will be an interesting game as this will be the first test for the USA. Turkey does feature three recognized NBA Players and won their opening match comfortably 86-67 over Japan. Ersan Ilyasova led the way with 19 points and 10 Rebounds.
The USA beat the Czech Republic 88-67 with Donovan Mitchell leading the way with 16 points.
This is the USA and they are loaded with NBA talent. They should beat Turkey comfortably and the Game Total may go under.
It is shaping up as a great fourth day of hoops in the Basketball World Cup for 2019.
These are some Basketball World Cup Picks for September 3 2019.
Head to Head – 5/8
Game Total – 3/7
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