Spain continues world domination

Spain continues world domination

Spain are looking to continue their dominance in the FIBA World Cup, as they aim for another win against Brazil for their second game. Although Spain looks so intimidating since they are the defending champions, Brazil will not back down. In fact, these two teams have the same amount of confidence, as both are from a huge wins for their openers. Spain had a 30-point win against Ivory Coast, while Brazil had a 41-point win against Iran. Moreover, both Spain and Brazil are surely hungry to seal a win here, as it will bring them closer to the next round. However, since they have point difference, it was Brazil who sits on the top with one win, and Spain at the second with one win as well. This meeting is on August 28, 2023, at 9:30 PM (GMT+8).

Spain

FIBA World Cup: Spain
Photo courtesy of FIBA

Spain opened their World Cup campaign in a dominating way, as they had a 30-point win against Ivory Coast. That match ended in a score of 94-64, proving why they are the defending champions in the FIBA World Cup. Coming into this match, Spain have one goal in mind, and that is to bring them closer to defend their title. During their match against Ivory Coast, it was Herenangomez brothers and Usman Garuba who led the team. The Hernangomez brothers had 33 points combined on that match, while Garuba chipped in 12 points. However, now that they are coming against Brazil, these three’s job will be tougher. Fortunately though, Spain is a very capable team, and they definitely have the attacks under the hoop. This will be a test for Spain’s confidence before their more important games.

Unfortunately, Spain has several outs for this game due to injuries. Alex Abrines suffered an injury during their match against Ivory Coast, making him questionable for this game.

Brazil

FIBA World Cup: Brazil
Photo courtesy of FIBA

Brazil on the other hand was able to demonstrate their strength against Iran, which is a very important one. Every win in the World Cup is very important, especially their opener, as it will be the dictator of their momentum. It was a dominating 100-59 win for Brazil that made them sit at the top of their group standings. Bruno Caboclo showed another good performance on that match, following his performance in the pre-season. He had 16 points, and seven rebounds, helping Brazil to have that much-needed win. Aside from him, there are other players who are capable of making wonders for the Brazilian squad. This match is an important one for Brazil, as they are now looking to seal the top spot of their group.

It is just unfortunate for Brazil that they lost Raulzinho Neto, who is one of their key players. He had to be carried by his teammates on their first match, due to a knee issue.

Prediction:

Spain
Total Under: 85.5
Odds: 0.88

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