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Both Germany and Slovenia have been enjoying a perfect World Cup so far. Both teams already qualified for the quarterfinals after achieving 4 consecutive wins each. What can we expect from this duel? Keep reading to find out.
- Date & Time: Sunday, September 03, 2023, 12:10 p.m. GMT
- Venue: Okinawa Arena – Okinawa, Japan
Germany vs Slovenia basketball predictions
- 1 Germany vs Slovenia basketball predictions
- 2 Germany vs Slovenia preview – Luka or Dennis?
- 3 Where to watch Germany vs Slovenia on TV/live stream
This clash promises to be exciting with the elite NBA defender Dennis Schroder certain to be giving Slovenia’s superstar Luka Doncic tough time. So, let’s take a closer look at our Germany vs Slovenia basketball predictions:
Prediction 1: Daniel Thies under 5.5 rebounds @ 3/5 (1.60)
Our first prediction for the Germany vs Slovenia match is that the German power forward Daniel Thies won’t record more than 5 rebounds. Only once in the 4 matches so far Thies had more than 4 rebounds. That was against the very small team of Japan when he had 6.
Thies is not the main rebounder of the Germans, his main task is usually to box out opponents. Now against the tall and imposing Slovenians he will find it even harder to accumulate a large number of rebounds.
Prediction 2: Mike Tobey under 11.5 points @ 1/1 (2.00)
Our next pick focuses on another big. Mike Tobey has been very good for Slovenia so far and he had 2 big scoring games already. However, those were against teams with small squads and poor presence inside the paint. In the two matches against sides similar in size to Germany Tobey had only 8 and 9 points respectively. Considering all that and looking at the great rim protectors the Germans have we don’t think Tobey will have a dozen points or more this time around.
Germany vs Slovenia preview – Luka or Dennis?
Now let’s take a closer look at the latest Germany vs Slovenia team news ahead of their meeting in the second round at the FIBA World Cup:
Germany news, injuries, and starting lineups
The Germans have been very dominant in every game so far. The only close match for them so far was vs Australia when they had to dig deep to win 85-82. In their other matches, they won by large margins.
With the place in the quarterfinals already secured it might be that the Germans try to limit the minutes on court to their regulars in the coming match. That if they feel finishing second in the group won’t matter much in terms of the strength of their next opponent.
Germany injury report:
- Franz Wagner (doubtful)
Germany starting lineup:
Dennis Schroder, Isaac Bonga, Andreas Obst, Johannes Voigtmann, Daniel Theis
Slovenia news, injuries, and starting lineups
Slovenia have played the basketball everyone expected them to play so far and they have been impressive scoring the basket with their big star Luka Doncic pulling the strings at point guard.
With the Dallas Mavericks superstar Doncic running the show at point guard and the Crvena Zvezda centre Mike Tobey playing like a beast inside the paint, the Slovenians made it 4 wins out 4 when they beat Australia 91-80. Tobey had 18 points and 12 rebounds in this match and he literally crushed the Boomers inside the paint.
Will Slovenia give Luka some rest-bite in the coming match? We don’t think so as Slovenia would want to enter the quarterfinals undefeated and with good momentum.
Slovenia injury report:
Slovenia starting lineup:
M. Tobey, B. Preperic, A. Nikolic, K. Prepelic, L. Doncic
Germany vs Slovenia head-to-head matchups
These two teams have met three times so far, with their last duel being back in 2018. In all the matches we saw the Germans win, usually by around ten points.
Where to watch Germany vs Slovenia on TV/live stream
UK residents can watch all FIBA World Cup matches on FIBA’s streaming service Courtside 1891. On the other hand, you can watch this tournament on ESPN2 and ESPN+ in the United States.
Meanwhile, German fans can watch the game on MagentaTV or stream it on Magenta Sport service, while Slovenia residents can see their team on the public channel called RTV.
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