Lithuania vs Canada Prediction & Betting Odds - FIBA Basketball 2019 Tips
September 03, 2019
Lithuania and Canada meet in the second group game for both teams in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China on Tuesday evening.
Lithuania started with a comprehensive 101-47 thrashing of Senegal, but Canada present a far tougher challenge in a game that has a huge amount on the line for both teams.
In theory Lithuania could afford to lose this game were they then to beat Australia in their final group game, but that’s a risk they will be desperate to avoid.
This is effectively a must-win game for Team Canada if they are to have any realistic chance of moving into the second round stage, having lost their opening game 108-92 to Australia. They actually led the Australians by a point going into the final quarter, but then lost their way.
Lithuania vs Canada Betting Lines & Picks
As to 2019 FIBA betting picks for this game, Canada go into it as underdogs and not helped in having just two NBA players – Cory Joseph and Khem Birch – in their ranks.
It’s also been 17 years since Canada last won a World Cup game, which could be a psychological barrier. In addition, Lithuania are probably the strongest team in the group, so they have to be the main betting pick in this game.
Looking at the Lithuania vs Canada betting lines on the Money Line odds, Lithuania are firm favourites at top odds of -333 (1.30) with Betway Sports, while Canada are best odds of +325 (4.25) over at bet365 Sportsbook.
Our Lithuania vs Canada Betting Pick
Lithuania look too strong overall for Nick Nurse’s team and are therefore the tip to cover a -7.5 handicap start on the Point Spread betting lines.
Point Spread: Lithuania -7.5 @ -111 (1.90) with Betway Sports