Serbia vs Canada Prediction - FIBA World Cup Picks 9/8/23
Canada vs Serbia
FIBA: Friday, September 8th at 4:45 AM ET
Betting Odds: Canada -5.5 -- Over/Under: 176 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Serbia and Canada face off on Friday in the seminfinals of the FIBA World Cup. The winner of this game will play either the United States or Germany.
Serbia Betting Preview
Serbia’s only loss during the tournament came against Italy and outside of that they have been pretty dominant. That loss against Italy was only by two points. Two games ago against the Dominican Republic, Serbia was able to secure the 112-79 victory and in the last game against Lithuania, Serbia was able to secure an 87-68 victory. At the end of the first quarter, they were actually down by one point, but they dominated the rest of the game and that led to the victory. Serbia shot 55 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from behind the three point line. Serbia was led by Bogan Bogdanovic who had another strong game finishing with 21 points, four rebounds, and three assists. There were three different players that finished with at least 11 points.
Canada Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Canada whose only loss this tournament came against Brazil and that was by four points. The offense only managed 65 points in that game. In the next game it looked like they might be knocked out of the World Cup and Olympics, but they outscored Spain 27-12 in the 4th quarter and that was enough for the 88-85 victory. In the last game against Slovenia, Canada scored 100 points and that was enough for the 11 point victory. Canada shot 50.8 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from behind the three point line. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander looks like a real star and he finished the last game with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.
Shane’s Free Pick
Canada looked dominant in their last game against Slovenia, and I expect much of the same in this game. Canada put up 100 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Canada might not put up 100 points, but Serbia is going to have issues keeping up. Back Canada to win this game and the cover the spread.