FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Predictions & Betting Odds


The NBA threw up a real surprise this year with the Toronto Raptors sealing the NBA Championship against heavy favourites Golden State Warriors. For fans of the Raptors and the Canada national team, they’ll be hoping for more of the same during the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Getting underway in August, the tournament will once again put the world’s best basketball nations up against each other, and if the NBA is anything to go by, we could see a shock in store.

It’s all set to be a great tournament, taking place in some incredible arenas in China. The tournament will not only act as one of basketball’s most prestigious tournaments, but as Olympic qualifying too. So there really is plenty to play for and plenty to bet on.

Below you’ll find all you need to know about betting on the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, including the latest odds and the markets you can play.

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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Betting Odds

A number of online bookmakers are already going full steam ahead into Basketball World Cup betting, with the outright market available with the likes of William Hill, bet365 and Mr Green.

The outright markets are heavily favouring the USA to win the World Cup, with William Hill pricing them at -800. That’s significantly more favourable than Spain, who lie second favourites at +1500.

Serbia is being tipped to have a good tournament, having finished as runners up back at the 2014 tournament in Spain.

The current favourites for the tournament are:

FIBA World Cup 2019 - Winner Odds

As well as the outright winner market, we’ll start to see more and more markets available as the tournament approaches, with a range of bets available to place on specific fixtures both pre-game and in-play. Some of the more popular markets to play include:

  • Moneyline
  • Point scorers
  • Total Points
  • Period Betting
  • Correct Scoreline

All our favourite online bookmakers will be offering FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 odds, so head over to our Bookmakers page and discover the right one for you.

FIBA Basketball World Cup Betting Tips & Predictions

Any tip or prediction you see are of course going to back the USA to win the title. With the likes of James Harden, Kyle Lowry and Andre Drummond in their side, very few are going to be able to compete.

They’ll be of course a useful side to include in any basketball accumulators you make, while if you’re looking at moneyline on individual games, you’re best combining your odds with one of the markets above to boost your odds further, as they will be heavy favourites in every game they play.

The likes of Spain and Serbia will prove good value in their pursuit of the Finals. We expect them to once again reach the latter stages of the tournament and would perhaps take a free bet on the Serbians to make successive World Cup Finals.

Elsewhere, we see Canada making it through the initial Group Stage, and we’d certainly have a wager on them reaching the Quarter Final given their group.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Schedule

FIBA World Cup 2019 Draw

The 2019 FIBA World Cup is going to be the biggest in its history, with 32 teams taking part for the very first time.

The tournament begins on August 31, 2019 with the Final being held on September 15 in Beijing. Games will be held across eight host cities, including:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Donghuan
  • Guangzhou
  • Shenzhen
  • Foshan
  • Wuhan
  • Nanjing

Across the tournament, teams will play in three separate stages to reach the final, as well as a stage for those knocked out to classify positions 17 to 31.

This will begin with a First Group Stage, with two teams from each group qualifying for a Second Group Stage.

Again, two teams will qualify and a final eight will go through to the Quarter Finals, before a Semi Final and Finals to crown the champion.

The schedule for the tournament has already been decided, with each stage taking place across the following dates:

First Group Stage: August 31, 2019 to September 5.

Second Group Stage: September 7-9, 2019

17-32 Classification: 7-9 September, 2019

Quarter Finals: September 10-11, 2019

Semi Finals: September 13, 2019

Final: September 15, 2019

Third Place Game: September 15, 2019

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 – Canada Team

The Canadian basketball team will be buoyed by the success of the Raptors in the NBA and having had a successful qualifying campaign will be keen to reach the latter stages of the tournament.Canada Basketball Team

They’ll have a bolstered squad, with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Dwight Powell and Tristan Thompson set to be in the team now the NBA season has finished. This could give them the impetus to really go on and do well.

Qualification from the initial Group Stage should be a given, and we’d back them to finish top, ahead of Australia, Senegal and Japan, while we can see the side making it through the second group phase as well.

The Quarter Finals is perhaps where we can see the nation come unstuck. Canada have never medalled at the tournament, and with Spain, Serbia and the USA looking strong, we think it might be a step too far again for them this year.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Live Streaming

DAZN will have the official rights to allow punters to stream the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Canada, with them offering both live and on demand streaming of the competition.

Across the border in the USA, ESPN will broadcast live through their channel and online. If you’re looking for specific commentary a VPN may be required to pick up streaming of the following channels, who also have the broadcast rights for the trophy.

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • Europe: Sportklub
  • France: Canal+
  • Israel: Sport 5
  • Italy: Sky Italia
  • Serbia: RTS
  • Philippines: ESPN 5