FIBA World Cup

Dominican Republic vs Philippines: Time, live stream and prediction – FIBA World Cup 2023

The 19th FIBA World Cup is about to start and one of the hosts the Philippines open their tournament with a thrilling clash against the dangerous Dominican Republic team led by the NBA All-Star Karl Anthony-Towns.

  • Date & Time: Friday, August 25, 2023, 01:00 p.m. GMT
  • Venue: Philippine Arena – Bocaue, Philippines

Dominican Republic vs Philippines basketball predictions

With both teams playing very fast basketball the excitement is guaranteed. Here are our Dominican Republic vs Philippines basketball predictions.

Prediction 1: Philippines Over 80.5 total points @ 17/20 (1.85)

Gilas Pilipinas start their home FIBA World Cup full of confidence and urged by their many fans we expect them to go all-out shooting all match. In general. the Philippines have a unique style of attack as they take a shot on average only 10-12 seconds into every possession. They go for a volume of shots.

All that suits perfectly their only NBA player the sharpshooter from Utah Jazz Jordan Clarkson. All that plus the fact that in 4 of their last 6 warmup matches Gilas Pilipinas covered this 80.5-point spread makes us believe that they will be able to do that again in their first game of the tournament.

Prediction 2: First quarter under 42.5 total points @ 17/20 (1.85)

Our second Dominican Republic vs Philippines prediction is that there will be no more than 42 points in total scored in the first quarter of the match. This has been the case in 2 of the Dominican’s last 3 matches and also in 3 of the Philippines’ last 5 games. The nerves early on should play a part and we don’t expect a very high percentage of shooting in the opening quarter of the tournament for both teams.

Dominican Republic vs Philippines preview – Can the fans make the difference?

Now let’s look at the latest Dominican Republic vs Philippines team news.

Dominican Republic news, injuries, and starting lineups

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The Dominicans enter their 3rd FIBA World Cup full of hope that they could better their 13th spot from 2014 and 16th from 2019 this time around. After snubbing the national team during several big tournaments the 6-time All-Star Karl Anthony-Towns is back in Dominican colours and he is leading an exciting roster.

The Dominicans lost 3 of their 4 warmup matches but they beat one of the medal contenders Canada, so the potential is there.

KAT will be the main figure but Victor Liz is a player worth monitoring as he comes into the World Cup averaging 17.8 points per game during the qualifiers.

Dominican Republic injury report:

  • No injuries to report ahead of the game and everyone in the 12-man roster seems to be in good health.

Dominican Republic starting lineup:

Karl Anthony-Towns, Lester Quinones, Victor Liz, Andreas Feliz & Angel Delgado

Philippines news, injuries, and starting lineups

The 40th FIBA-ranked Gilas Pilipinas also enter their 3rd World Cup. They remained winless back in 2019 but now their ambitions are much higher. Having in their ranks the Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson is huge.

The other very exciting player on the roster is the 7-foot-3 centre Kai Sotto, who played in the NBA Summer League recently and is attracting a lot of attention from NBA scouts.

Philippines injury report:

  • No injuries to report ahead of the game and everyone in the 12-man roster seems to be in good health.

Philippines starting lineup:

Kai Sotto, Dwight Ramos, Japeth Aguilar, Jordan Clarkson & Rhenz Abando

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Dominican Republic vs Philippines where to watch on TV/live stream

For UK residents the only way to watch the FIBA World Cup live is via the FIBA’s streaming service called Courtside 1891. Basketball fans in the UK can purchase a FIBA World Cup Pass that costs just £21,99 and with it, they will get access to every game from the competition.

The pass also includes extended highlights and top plays highlights. Also, with this option one can watch matches on-demand if two games of interest happen to be playing at the same time.

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