FIBA World Cup

Brazil vs Spain prediction, time, and live stream – FIBA World Cup 2023

The defending world champions Spain take on the dangerous Brazil team on day 4 of the FIBA World Cup. Both sides began with big wins and this is seen as a direct duel for the top spot in their group. Can the Brazilians slow down the Hernangomez brothers? To find out what we think and also our free betting tips for the game read our Brazil vs Spain preview.

  • Date & Time: Monday, August 28, 2023, 2:30 p.m. GMT
  • Venue: Jakarta Arena – Jakarta, Indonesia

Brazil vs Spain basketball predictions

Spain have never finished outside the top 6 at a World Cup in the last 20 years and the defending champions will be keen to send a clear message to everyone that they won’t be giving up their title from 2019 without a fight. So, let’s take a closer look at our Brazil vs Spain basketball predictions:

Prediction 1: Willy Hernangomez over 12.5 points @ 1/2 (1.50)

Our first pick for this match backs Willy Hernangomez to score at least 13 points in the coming match. Willy led all scorers in Spain’s first game with 22 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. His ability to find space in the paint and finish at the rim was impressive and we can see him doing more of the same now.

Willy went over the 12.5 spread in 4 of his last 6 matches for Spain so he is more than capable of doing that again now.

Prediction 2: Spain over 83.5 total points @ 4/7 (1.57)

Spain scored 94 points in the first game. They have scored 84 or more points in 11 of their last 13 internationals, so we can’t see why they shouldn’t go above that mark again. Spain also scored more than 84 points in all of their group-stage matches of the last World Cup.

Brazil vs Spain preview – Will the brothers dominate again?

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Now let’s take a closer look at the latest Brazil vs Spain team news ahead of their meeting in Group G at the FIBA World Cup:

Brazil news, injuries, and starting lineups

Led by the former NBA players Raul Neto and Bruno Caboclo Brazil scored 100 points in their first game to beat Iran 100-59. Caboclo had 16 points and 7 rebounds in that match, while Brazil as a team shot 41.4% from beyond the arc – 14 out of 34.

The Brazilians can’t expect to score 100 again now but they play tough on defence and will be hoping to continue to knockdown their shots from the perimeter to neutralise the expected dominance Spain will enjoy in the paint.

Brazil injury report:

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  • Raul Neto – replaced with a head injury in the Iran game. Listed as probable, which suggests he is likely to play.

Brazil starting lineup:

T. Soares, L. Meindl, B. Caboclo, Y. Dos Santos, R. Neto

Spain news, injuries, and starting lineups

Spain opened the defence of their title with a routine 94-64 win vs Ivory Coast. The Spanish won all 4 quarters and also scored 20+ points in each of the 4 quarters. Willy Hernangomez had an excellent showing with his 22 points. His brother Juan Hernangomez was the only other starter in double digits with his 11 points.

Spain are full of confidence right now and they are expected to continue forcing the issue in the paint where the Hernangomez brothers keep getting easy baskets.

Spain injury report:

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Spain starting lineup:

W. Hernangomz, J. Parra, J. Hernagomez, A. Abrines, J. Nunez

Where to watch Brazil vs Spain on TV/live stream

If you live in the UK, you can watch all FIBA World Cup matches via FIBA’s streaming service Courtside 1891. Meanwhile, in the USA, the World Cup will be shown on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

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