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Basketball World Cup 2023 Betting Odds

Who wins the Basketball World Cup 2023?

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This year marks the return of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has been putting on the Basketball World Cup since 1950 and now holds the event every four years. Beginning August 25th, a total of 32 national teams representing every continent will compete in three host nations: Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia leading up to a Final championship match on September 10th. While both Japan and the Philippines will bring a national squad to the tournament, Indonesia’s national team did not qualify. Spain won the previous Basketball World Cup in 2019, defeating Argentina in the final match to win their second World Cup title.

The Basketball World Cup will consist of three total rounds consisting of two group phases followed by a single-elimination tournament for the Top 8 teams. To start, teams are divided into eight groups for four teams. In the first round, each of the four teams in each group will face each other once, for a total of 48 games between the 32 teams. The top two teams in each group will move on to the next round. In the second round, the remaining teams will be grouped into four groups of four, each made up of the top two teams from two of the original groups. Teams will then face the two teams in their group that they did not play in the previous round. With the records from the first round carrying over in addition to the two-game record from the second round, the top two teams from each of the four groups will move on to the quarter-finals. As previously stated, the final round will be a simple eight-team tournament, with the winners of each single match moving on.

The entirety of the final round will be played at the spacious Philippine Arena north of Manila. All eliminated teams will continue to play in classification rounds for placement purposes. Tournament results will be used to determine qualification for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Several star players from the world’s top professional leagues including the NBA, EuroLeague, and CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) are expected to compete in the tourney.