2023 FIBA World Cup Final: Germany & Serbia Throw Down for the Trophy

2023 FIBA World Cup Final: Germany & Serbia Throw Down for the Trophy

Two FIBA World Cup underdogs throw down on Sunday for the right to lift the hardware when Serbia takes on Germany.

The Germans squeaked by the United States in their semifinal match while the Serbs upset Canada.

Which nation has what it takes to call itself FIBA World Cup titlists? Check out FIBA World Cup odds, analysis, and free picks for Serbia versus Germany.


2023 FIBA World Cup Final: Germany & Serbia Throw Down for the Trophy | MyBookie Basketball Preview

2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup | 19th edition of the FIBA World Cup for men’s national basketball teams
Finals: Sunday, September 10th, 2023 | ESPN
Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines

ATS Odds: Germany -1.5 -114 / Serbia +1.5 -119
Money line Odds: Serbia -101 / Germany -121  
Over/Under Odds: 175.5 -117


Why Bet on Serbia versus Germany

Serbia didn’t just beat Canada. The Serbs beat the Canadians by 11 points. The reason the victory is so impressive is because Serbia entered the semifinal a 6 to 7 point underdog.

Also, the Serbs faced off against top NBA players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. All Serbia did was play excellent defense, like they have throughout the tournament, to get by the Canadians.

NBA player Bogdan Bogdanovic paces Serbia. Bogdanovic had a fantastic game against Canada, when hitting 3-of-4 three-point shots and shooting over 62% from the field. If Bogdan is that good on Sunday, Serbia will beat Germany.


Why Bet on Germany versus Serbia

Germany didn’t shoot better than the United States, but the Germans got the win. To put the victory in perspective, Germany was a +2000 choice to win the FIBA World Cup while the Americans were -125 before first tip.

But beating the U.S. isn’t the only reason to consider backing the Germans over the Serbs. Germany hasn’t lost a single game during the FIBA World Cup. The German have won 4-of-7 games by at least 100 points.

Germany has dominated most of their opponents. There’s a good chance the Germans continue playing lights out in the final.


Germany vs Serbia Final Betting Prediction

No doubt, Germany has proven they’re one of the best national basketball teams in the world. But although Germany had the most impressive victory of the tournament by beating the United States, they’re a bad play to get by Serbia.

First, Germany could bounce after going all out to hold off the Americans. It’s tough to pick yourself up after a grueling physical and emotional win.

Second, Serbia has hit their stride. The Serbs didn’t just beat Canada. In the quarterfinals, the Serbs dusted Lithuania, a team that had beaten the United States in the second round.

Serbia averages 23.6 points from turnovers and over 20 fastbreak points per game. Germany averages just 12 fastbreak points and just 18 points per from turnovers. Simply put, the Germans will struggle to keep up with a deep Serb team that shoots about 69% from the field and over 38% from three.

FIBA World Cup Final Pick: Serbia  

Germany Last 5

Date OPP Result
9/8/23 VS USA W113-111
9/6/23 vs LAT W81-79
9/3/23 vs SLO W100-71
9/1/23 vs GEO W100-73
8/29/23 vs FIN W101-75

Serbia Last 5

Date OPP Result
9/8/23 vs CAN W95-86
9/6/23 vs LTU W87-68
9/3/23 vs DOM W112-79
9/1/23 vs ITA L78-76
8/29/23 vs SSD W115-83

Germany will fight hard but, eventually, Serbia’s speed will take over the game. Serbia wins the FIBA World Cup.  

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