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The 19th edition of the FIBA World Cup will take place from August 25th to September 10th in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. As the 32 national basketball teams prepare to battle hard for the right to be named World Champions. Throughout the entire tournament, we will be giving you free FIBA World Cup predictions for every day of action. We’ve also explained how we’ve selected our predictions and what analyses have been made before we offer you these free FIBA World Cup betting tips today. Here are our picks for August 31st.
Before we start we want to stress something. We firmly believe that there is a huge potential on betting on the FIBA World Cup every day because unlike with the NBA where any news reflects in the odds within minutes most bookies are very slow to react when it comes to FIBA World Cup. For instance when Canada announced that Jamal Murray would miss the tournament France’s odds to win their group stayed at 19/10 (2.90) for over 30 hours before the bookmakers reacted to the news and reduced them to 17/20 (1.85). So read our FIBA World Cup predictions today and see if you can find a gem.
The best FIBA World Cup betting tips for today
- 1 The best FIBA World Cup betting tips for today
- 2 Our tips for FIBA World Cup predictions today
Here are our top FIBA World Cup predictions for today:
FIBA World Cup tip 1: Austin Reaves over 11.5 points @ 8/15 (1.53)
Our first betting tip today backs Team USA’s backup shooting guard Austin Reaves to score at least a dozen points in the bronze-medal match against Canada. Reaves is averaging 12.4 points per game this tournament. He scored 12 or more in 5 of the 7 matches so far. Despite the defeat in the semifinal, Reaves exploded for 21 points vs Germany and his confidence is high.
FIBA World Cup tip 2: Daniel Thies under 6.5 rebounds @ 3/5 (1.60)
Our next free betting tip looks at Germany’s power forward Daniel Thies. The veteran is having an excellent tournament but in the final with the gold medal at stake, we think Thies will focus much more on boxing out opponents than going up for rebounds.
Germany don’t have a major size advantage and Serbia have in their ranks arguably the best rebounder of the tournament Milutinov. All this should limit Thies’ opportunities to rebound the ball. In general. Thies is averaging only 5.6 rebounds per match so far this World Cup, so to expect him to grab at least 7 in the final is a bit too optimistic in our opinion.
FIBA World Cup tip 3: Germany over 86.5 total points @ 7/10 (1.70)
Our final pick for today backs Germany to score at least 87 total points in the final. Germany average 94.4 points per game this World Cup. They are fresh from becoming the first-ever team to score 113 points against Team USA at a World Cup. All this gives us confidence that the Germans will be on fire again and go about this point spread.
The Germans scored 100 or more points in 4 of their last 5 matches so getting to just 87 shouldn’t be such a big problem for them.
These odds were correct at the time of writing.
Our tips for FIBA World Cup predictions today
Finally, we wish to give you some tips on how to successfully make your own picks when it comes to selecting your own FIBA World Cup predictions today. This is how we do it, anyway.
Naturally, the most important factor we analyse when we select our FIBA World Cup prediction offers is the form of the player/team we choose to back. This is especially important now in the World Cup when teams and certain individual players light it up or struggle. That’s why we analyse every player/team form in that certain circumstance closely before we decide to back them.
We’re talking about picking FIBA World Cup betting tips tonight during a World Cup tournament, so the circumstances regarding at what stage of the competition every team is play a vital role in selecting betting tips. For instance, the main scorer of a team that is facing elimination is far more likely to go over their points spread than someone from a team that has already qualified for the next stage. If the circumstances hint at desperation, as inevitably they do for every team in the World Cup then this should be factored in when one selects their players’ props or any other FIBA World Cup picks. We always do that ourselves.
Grouping Player Props Bets
We believe that grouping two or even three FIBA World Cup picks is a very useful strategy. For example, if we think that Jalen Brunson will go over his assist spread then we will seriously consider also Anthony Edwards to go over his scoring spread.
We never dismiss what we think the general outcome of a certain match will be. For example, if we think Team USA will be in for a blowout win and most of their regulars will sit out the 4th quarter then we’ll probably stay away from Brandon Ingram going over his points spread. Or, if we believe that the key to getting the win in a certain matchup is how well both teams rebound we’ll seriously consider the 2 best rebounders at each end to go over their rebound spread.
In general, we think there is huge potential in betting on FIBA World Cup picks today and we will be giving you 3 free betting tips every day from now until the end of the last 2023 FIBA World Cup game.
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