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Basketball | Thursday, August 31, 2023 10:23 AM (Revised at: Thursday, August 31, 2023 10:24 AM)

South Sudan vs Phillippines Bet Builder Tips: Clarkson to Shine

South Sudan vs Phillippines Bet Builder Tips: Clarkson to Shine
IMAGO / MN Press Photo ITALY vs PHILIPPINES JORDAN CLARKSON, basketball player of Philippines, at the FIBA World Cup match against Italy

South Sudan Phillippines Bet Builder Tips, OPTA Stats, Player Props: Thursday, August 31st

Both Asia and Africa are without a team in the second phase, so classification games will be a battle for an Olympic spot. South Sudan is coming to this phase after a solid showcase in Group B, but just one win against China. On the other hand, the Phillippines went 0-3, and this is a must-win for them if they want to be close to Japan as the best Asian team.

South Sudan take on the Philippines today at 14:00 in the 2nd round of the FIBA World Cup. Our basketball expert Elek Lenard has been covering the tournament closely and he’s got another bet builder at 2.20 odds.

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Bet Builder Odds: 2.20

Odds available at bet365 as of August 31st. Odds may now differ.

South Sudan vs Phillippines Stats and Facts

  • South Sudan averages 89.3 points while shooting 53% for two and 43.7% for three. They also conceded 95 points per game to their opponents
  • Carlik scores with ease against bad defences, he had 38 against Puerto Rico and 21.
  • Both teams have 2/3 on 162.5 points line

South Sudan Phillippines Bet Builder Tips: Expect a High-Scoring Affair

Carlik Jones 15+ points

He started the tournament hot, dropping 38 points in a losing effort against Puerto Rico, and then he scored 21 against China. He is South Sudan’s best player and everything goes through him. Against Serbia, he got focused by team defence. The Phillippines can’t play even close to the defence Serbia plays. They allowed 6 Italian players to be in double digits, while Fontecchio, the first option, had 18 points while shooting badly.

Victor Liz had 18, and Gerson Conclaves and Gerson Domingos had 17 and 15. Carlik plays heavy iso ball, and in the fast pace South Sudan is forcing, he should have no problem against weaker Phillippine’s defence.

Jordan Clarkson 25+

South Sudan struggles with guarding first options. Carlik Jones is bad at defence, they play fast pace and don’t do double teams. Kyle Anderson had 22, Bogdan Bogdanovic 23, and Tremont Waters 19 while shooting 1/7 for two.

Clarkson went 25+ in just one game, but he struggled badly with three three-point shots. Against South Sudan it should be different, as both Tremont and Bogdan scored most of their points from the perimeter: Tremont shot 4/9 for three, while Bogdan was 6/9. Clarkson is shooting 3/21 for three and we should see an improvement today.

Total 162.5 points

South Sudan and the Phillippines both prefer a faster pace, and both teams have some defensive issues. The Philippines didn’t go over this line only against Angola when Clarkson got doubled hard, while South Sudan failed to go over against China – a very poor side on both sides of the floor.

The pace factor from South Sudan is 77, while from the Phillippines it is the same. On that kind of pace, both of the teams’ bad defences should be exposed.


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