FIBA World Cup

Philippines vs Angola prediction, time, and live stream – FIBA World Cup 2023

The 19th FIBA World Cup started with a narrow defeat for one of  the hosts the Philippines. Gilas Pilipinas played well against the Dominican Republic though and in front of their basketball-mad fans, they will fancy their chances to win this time around when they take on Angola.

  • Date & Time: Sunday, August 27, 2023, 01:00 p.m. GMT
  • Venue: Philippine Arena – Bocaue, Philippines
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Philippines vs Angola basketball predictions

With both teams playing very fast run-and-gun basketball the excitement is guaranteed. Here are our Philippines vs Angola basketball predictions.

Prediction 1: Philippines Over 83.5 total points @ 10/11 (1.91)

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. This run-and-gun approach was in full display in game 1 vs the Dominicans when they were taking their first shot of a possession on average 10.4 seconds into it.

Gilas Pilipinas nearly covered that spread in their first game when they scored 81 points. Now against a much weaker Angolan defence, we can see them going above it as they will be determined to record a win.

Prediction 2: Jordan Clarkson over 24.5 points @ 3/4 (1.75)

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Our second Philippines vs Angola prediction backs the big star of the Philippines Jordan Clarkson to score at least 25 points in this must-win match. Clarkson scored 28 points in the first game, despite shooting only 1 from 6 from beyond the arc. Clarkson took 24 of his entire team’s 56 shot attempts and pretty much every attack finishes with Clarkson.

He was ultra-aggressive going downhill too and got to the free throw line 13 times in this first match, with 11 easy points coming his way from the stripe. All this gives us confidence that Clarkson will easily score at least 25 points vs Angola.

Philippines vs Angola preview – Can the fans make the difference?

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

Philippines news, injuries, and starting lineups

The 40th FIBA-ranked Gilas Pilipinas lost 81-87 vs the Dominican Republic in their first game but the game was close all throughout with 11 lead changes. Having in their ranks the Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson is huge for the Philippines and he was literally finishing every attack in the 4th quarter of that first match.

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. He had very limited involvement in the first game but we think his minutes will increase vs Angola.

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:

J. Fajardo, D. Ramos, J. Aguilar, J. Clarkson & R. Pogoy

Angola news, injuries, and starting lineups

Angole began the World Cup with an expected 67-81 loss vs Italy. The Africans played well for 3 quarters though and only late on they were dominated. Still, the lack of scoring in the team was obvious and Angola are expected to struggle because of that.

The only prolific scorer on the roster is the main point guard Dundao who had 19 points in the first game and shot 4 from 8 from beyond the arc. He was the only one to nail a 3-pointer in this first match with Angola as a team finishing with 4 from 30 from beyond the arc vs Italy.

The lack of size combined with the inability to hit shots from a distance explains why Angola have such difficulties scoring points.

Angola injury report:

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

Angola starting lineup:

J. Bango, B. Fernando, E. Francisco, G. Goncalves & C. Dundao

Philippines vs Angola where to watch 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+. Philippines’ fans can watch their team also on Cignal Smart TV channel.

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Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.