The USA have progressed to the last 8 of the 2023 FIBA World Cup
Few teams in world sport face the scrutiny of the USA men’s basketball team and they are the favourites for glory in 2023 with many Aussie bookmakers
Who will stop the USA at the 2023 FIBA World Cup?
- Hot favourites USA seem to be coming good when it matters at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
- Second group stage defeat to Lithuania did shock Steve Kerr’s side.
- Big wins over Jordan, Montenegro, New Zealand, and Greece kicked off the campaign.
- Italy are the next big test for the Americans in the quarter finals.
Heading into every international basketball tournament, it is one team that tends to be under the spotlight more than any other with international betting sites.
Packed with NBA stars, the USA men’s basketball team are always expected to go the distance and get the job done and this has been the case throughout the 2023 FIBA World Cup, a competition they last won 9 years ago.
Anything other than winning the FIBA World Cup is simply not an option for the USA, with their superstar team always expected to do the business.
Legendary coach Steve Kerr is at the helm, looking to sculpt his squad into title contenders and despite a scare against Lithuania, they do look set to mount a serious challenge here in Asia and they are the favourites for the title with most betting apps.
A degree of caution will be necessary though, with the likes of Canada, Slovenia and Germany all still in the competition but with the USA having booked their place in the last 8, they look to be the team to beat with many betting sites.
Coming good when it matters
Ultimately, tournament basketball is all about having a run of form at the right time and the USA look to be coming together at the key moments.
Despite not being really troubled in the group stages, the USA have demonstrated a sense of togetherness and cohesion that has been missing in previous FIBA World Cup campaigns.
Steve Kerr’s side have been having no issue in putting points on the board, even bagging over 100 in their tight loss to Lithuania and they look to have enough strings to their bow to beat anybody.
Having reached the last 8, the USA are the hot favourites to win the FIBA World Cup for the 6th time and are $1.83 with MidasBet to claim the trophy.
Italy the next hurdle
Many detractors from the USA team have pointed to a relatively easy draw that they have had to contend with so far in the 2023 FIBA World Cup as a stick to beat them with.
Greece, Jordan, and New Zealand were seen off in the prelims, whilst Montenegro followed suit before a dead rubber loss to Lithuania.
Italy are the next challenge for the American side to overcome and whilst the Italians have enjoyed an excellent World Cup, they are not fancied by any betting apps to lay a glove on the USA here.
A side packed with NBA stars is always going to be ready for the challenge and the USA are the heavy favourites here with many different betting sites with the best odds being found at $1.07 with PuntersPal to win this one, whilst Italy are available at $10.00 with UniBet.
Anthony Edwards for tournament MVP
Propelling a nation to glory at a World Cup is the ultimate goal for any basketballer and the performances of Anthony Edwards have caught the eye with old and new betting sites alike.
The Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard has been setting the tournament alight for the USA, with Steve Kerr able to call upon Edwards at clutch moments.
A huge amount will depend on whether Edwards can do enough to lead the USA to their first FIBA World Cup success in nearly a decade but few betting apps or punters are going against the Americans here in Asia.
At $1.91 with TopSport to be crowned the MVP at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Anthony Edwards has enjoyed a tournament to remember and how he would love to cap it with a winners medal to boot.
The 2023 FIBA World Cup in Asia has been an absolute classic and the performances of the USA team have been broken down with a fine-tooth comb by international and Aussie bookmakers.
However, the USA team have put the noise behind them and now sit three games from 2023 FIBA World Cup glory and are the favourites to triumph for a record-breaking 6th time in the history of the competition.