FIBA Basketball World Cup Groups and Betting Odds: Can Anyone Beat Team USA?

Brandon Gdula
Brandon Gdula@gdula13
FIBA Basketball World Cup Groups and Betting Odds: Can Anyone Beat Team USA?

The 32-team 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup runs from August 25th through September 10th. The bracket stage begins on September 5th.

The eight four-team groups -- and their FIBA Basketball World Cup group odds via FanDuel Sportsbook -- are as follows.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group A

Group A Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
Dominican Republic+136

Italy is a heavy favorite in Group A. They rank 10th in the FIBA World Cup standings and are led by the Utah Jazz's Simone Fontecchio, the lone NBA player on their roster.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group B

Group B Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
South Sudan+1300
Puerto Rico+1500

Serbia's -1400 odds are some of the heaviest to win their group. They have a quartet of NBA talent: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Aleksej Pokusevski, Nikola Jovic, and Filip Petrusev. They rank sixth in the FIBA standings.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group C

Group C Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
New Zealand+10000

Team USA's -5000 odds to win Group C are substantial, yet that should be expected, as they are the favorites to win the FIBA World Cup (-145).

Their roster features 12 NBA players; no other country has more than nine, and only two others have more than four.

They rank second in the FIBA World Cup standings.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group D

Group D Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds

Lithuania ranks 8th in the FIBA World Cup standings and 10th in win odds (+5000).

Their NBA talent includes Jonas Valanciunas and undrafted rookie Ąžuolas Tubelis.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group E

Group E Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds

Australia, 3rd in the FIBA rankings, are in a pretty solid group against Germany (11th), Finland (24th), and Japan (36th).

Their nine NBA players rank them second in the tournament, and they're tied for third in overall win odds at +1000.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group F

Group F Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
Cape Verde+7000

Slovenia slots in at 7th in the FIBA World Cup rankings and have just one other top-30 team in their group (an experienced Venezuela squad, who ranks 17th).

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group G

Group G Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
Cote d'Ivoire+8000

Spain -- the top ranked team in the FIBA standings and the defending champions -- has just two NBA players on their World Cup Roster: Santi Aldama and Usman Garuba. They also have Willy Hernangomez and Juan Hernangomez on the roster.

FIBA Basketball World Cup: Group H

Group H Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds

There's a tight race between France (-106) and Canada (-113) in Group H.

Canada holds the edge in NBA talent (seven players) over France (three), yet France is 5th in the FIBA rankings with Canada slotting in at 15th.

FIBA Basketball World Cup Odds

FIBA World Cup 2023 Winner
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
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Team USA is the sizable favorite for this year's FIBA Basketball World Cup at -145. No other team has odds better than +850, meaning that if the USA falters, then this one is anyone's game. They'll be looking for a sixth title and to bounce back from a disappointing seventh-place finish in 2019.

Canada (+850) is the second favorite. Their NBA-heavy roster features Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kelly Olynyk, Luguentz Dort, and Dwight Powell.

Tied for third in odds, we have France and Australia at +1000.

France is led by Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum, Frank Ntilikina, and Evan Fournier.

Australia's seven-NBA-player squad features Josh Giddey, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Matisse Thybulle, Dante Exum, Dyson Daniels, and Xavier Cooks.

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