Slovenia chasing FIBA World Cup glory in 2023

By:
Sam Hayes
31/08/2023
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Can Luka Doncic inspire Slovenia to a famous triumph?

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic seems hell bent on giving Slovenia a shot at FIBA World Cup glory and his side have certainly caught the attention of many Aussie bookmakers

News Insights

  • Luka Doncic has been in talismanic form for Slovenia in FIBA World Cup so far.
  • Dallas Mavericks man leads the competition stats in points scored and steals.
  • Slovenia have won three from three and progress to the last 16.
  • Georgia, Australia, and Germany join them in Group K.

In one of the most open FIBA World Cups in recent times, it is Slovenia that have caught the eye with many international betting sites.

The very presence of NBA all-star Luka Doncic was always going to strengthen Slovenia’s position in the tournament, but they have shown many strings to their bow, and they are now being talked about amongst the front runners for the 2023 FIBA World Cup title.

For a country that has only been competing independently in the world of basketball since 1992 and are only participating in their 4th FIBA World Cup, Slovenia are really making waves with many betting apps.

Winning the EuroBasket title back in 2017 was a real marker in the sand for a side that hadn’t won too much previously and with largely the same squad here in Asia. Slovenia do look ready to challenge the established order.

The ace in their pack is Luka Doncic, with the NBA star opting to represent his beloved Slovenia and his appearance at the FIBA World Cup has created plenty of traction with international betting sites.

How far Slovenia can go at the 2023 FIBA World Cup remains to be seen, as they seek to break new ground but their early competition performances have certainly caught the eye with many betting sites.

Doncic in dreamland

Whilst many NBA stars have opted to stay at home during the off season and be ready to play for their franchises, Luka Doncic continued to break the mould for Slovenia.

His love for his home land is no secret and it was for his national team where Doncic emerged on the biggest stage, helping the Slovenes win the 2017 European Championships.

All major betting sites know that with Doncic in their ranks, Slovenia are a potent force here at the 2023 FIBA World Cup and their groupings so far in Asia have been relatively kind.

That said, the Slovene roster does run quite deep and with the inspirational Doncic leading the way, he could give Slovenia a title they have long been dreaming of in the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Slovenia are $12.00 to win the 2023 FIBA World Cup with PlayUp, something Luka Doncic would love to do for his homeland. 

Luka to top the charts?

Being the top point scorer at any tournament is always on the mind of punters and betting apps alike and Luka Doncic looks to be leading the charge in terms of individual honours.

Games against Georgia, Cape Verde and Venezuela have heralded plenty of points for Slovenia, something that has been in no small part down to the devastating Doncic.

Of course, such is the humility of the man, that securing personal honours may not hold that much weight with him but if Doncic has a good tournament, so will Slovenia.

Having bagged 90 points from his opening three games, Luka Doncic is top of the scoring charts and he is the hot favourite to be the top scorer at the FIBA World Cup with many different betting sites.

Luka Doncic is currently $1.91 with PuntersPal to be the top point scorer at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Doncic – World Cup MVP?

Carrying the weight of a nation is never easy but Luka Doncic always seems capable of doing it.

Consistent performances from Doncic and Slovenia have made many new betting sites stand up and take note and if the Slovenes are to go far, Doncic will have to play out of his skin.

A fully fit and firing Luka Doncic can mix it with anybody on the planet and he could be in the running for MVP recognition with many betting apps, if he were to propel Slovenia to something special.

Luka Doncic is currently $11.00 with TopSport to be crowned MVP at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

In a relatively open draw at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, international and Aussie bookmakers are seeing Luka Doncic’s Slovenia as a side capable of going the distance.
Wins over Venezuela, Georgia and Cape Verde should fill them with confidence and if Doncic is firing, they will believe they can go all the way and clinch World Cup glory.