Canada vs Slovenia Prediction - FIBA World Cup Picks 9/6/23

Slovenia vs Canada

FIBA: Wednesday, September 6th at 8:30 AM

Betting Odds: Canada -9 -- Over/Under: 176.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Canada and Slovenia face off on Wednesday in the knockout stage of the FIBA World Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

Canada Betting Preview

There was a ton of pressure for Canada in the last game against Spain, but they were able to win and now some of the pressure is off. With the win, Canada is now qualified for the Olympics. This is a team that wants to continue to win and win the title, but now they know they get to play in the Olympics next year. Canada comes into this game with a 4-1 record overall and the loss was against Brazil. The offense only scored 65 points in the last game and that led to the four point victory. In the last game against Spain, Canada outscored Spain 27-12 in the 4th quarter and that was enough for the three point victory. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a strong game finishing with 30 points, seven assists, and four rebounds. There were three different players that finished with at least 16 points. 

Slovenia Betting Preview

Slovenia has won four of the five games played in this tournament, but they are coming off a big loss in the last game. The defense gave up 100 points to Germany and that led to the 29 point defeat. At the end of the first quarter they were up 25-11 and then the team looked like they completely laid down. In the second quarter the offense only scored nine points while the defense gave up 27 points. Luka Doncic is the star of this team and in the last game he finished with 23 points, six rebounds, and six assists. There were only two players that finished at least 12 points. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The way Slovenia played in the last three quarters of the last game was shocking and they are going to really struggle in this game. Canada made the comeback late in the last game against Spain, and the best player in this game is going to be Gilbeous-Alexander. Look for Canada to get out to a fast start, and Slovenia isn’t going to be keeping up. Back Canada to win this game and cover the spread. 

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

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