Lithuania vs Serbia Prediction - FIBA World Cup Picks 9/5/23

Serbia vs Lithuania

FIBA: Tuesday, September 5th at 4:45 AM ET

Betting Odds: Serbia -1 -- Over/Under: 169.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Lithuania and Serbia face off on Tuesday in a FIBA World Cup knockout stage basketball showdown at Mall of Asia Arena. 

Lithuania Betting Preview

Lithuania comes into this game having gone 5-0 in the FIBA World Cup and they are coming off one of their biggest wins in their history. Lithuania has knocked off Egypt, Mexico, Montenegro, Greece, and the United States. Lithuania scored 110 points in the last game against the United States and that was enough for the six point victory. Lithuania shot 52.8 percent from the field and 56 percent from deep. They can’t expect Lithuania to shoot that well from deep again, but they are going to need to find success again in this game from deep if they want to advance in the tournament. Against the United States, they used a balanced attack with no one scoring more than 15 points, but seven players scoring at least 10. 

Serbia Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Serbia who have gone 4-1 in the tournament. Two games ago against Italy, Serbia scored 76 points, but the defense gave up 78 points and they lost by two. In the last game against the Dominican Republic, they got back on the right track putting up 112 points on the way to the easy victory, Serbia shot 65.2 percent from the field but only 32 percent from behind the three point line. Bogdan Bogdanovic has been having a big tournament and he finished with 20 points, five assists, and one rebound. There were six different players that finished with at least 10 points. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This is going to be a great battle and maybe the most exciting game of the round, but I do believe Lithuania does take a little step back. After finding so much success against the United States, they can’t expect to shoot that well again. Look for the Serbia to have no issue running up the score here against the Lithuania defense and that is going to be the difference here as Serbia is going to get the job done. Back Serbia against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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