Team USA vs. Germany FIBA World Cup Semifinals: Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Team USA vs. Germany FIBA World Cup Semifinals: Odds, Picks, and Predictions

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup has reached its semifinal stage, with four teams remaining. In one matchup, Team USA vs. Germany FIBA World Cup Semifinals on Friday to vie for a spot in the finals. The other finalists will be decided from the game between Serbia and Canada.

Germany, led by Dennis Schroder and Franz Wagner, has been a standout team in this tournament. Their narrow 81-79 victory over Latvia on Wednesday secured their perfect 6-0 record, making them the only team to maintain an unblemished run.

Meanwhile, the United States bounced back from their lone loss against Lithuania with an impressive 100-63 win against Italy on Tuesday. While the loss to Lithuania exposed vulnerabilities, the team has generally performed well.

Team USA vs. Germany FIBA World Cup Semifinals: Odds, and Predictions

Team USA vs. Germany: Odds

Team USA enters this matchup as a solid 10.5-point favorite over Germany.

These two teams faced off in an exhibition match on August 20, with Team USA winning 99-91 after overcoming a 16-point deficit. Although exhibition games may not provide a definitive picture, this contest was Team USA’s final warm-up before the official tournament games began.

Team USA vs. Germany: Prediction

Our prediction leans towards Germany +10.5.

Team USA has demonstrated that it struggles against teams with size, as seen in their loss to Lithuania and difficulty in covering the spread against Montenegro. Germany poses matchup challenges for Team USA due to their size.

Players like Daniel Theis, Johannes Voigtmann, Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Franz Wagner excel in offensive rebounding, which could trouble Team USA. However, Team USA’s individual talent, particularly their offensive firepower, remains unparalleled in this tournament. They also possess a capable point-of-attack defender in Anthony Edwards to counter Dennis Schroder’s driving prowess.

If Germany opts for a slower, more physical style of play, they could keep the game competitive. Germany is a talented and cohesive team, making this a potentially closely contested game.

Where to Watch Team USA vs. Germany FIBA World Cup Semifinals
Date: Friday, September 8
Time: 8:40 a.m. ET | 5:40 a.m. PT
TV channel: ESPN2
Live stream: Sling TV | Courtside 1891

In the United States, ESPN2 will broadcast the Team USA vs. Germany game. Viewers can also stream the game via Sling TV or watch a replay on Courtside 1891.

For U.S. fans, Sling TV is an option to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup, with a 50% discount available for the first month. The starting price is $20 for the first month with Sling Orange, which includes ESPN2.


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