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Basketball | Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:32 AM (Revised at: Thursday, September 7, 2023 12:15 PM)

USA vs Germany Bet Builder Tips: Best Tips For Friday’s Semi-Final

USA vs Germany Bet Builder Tips: Best Tips For Friday’s Semi-Final
IMAGO / Xinhua Germany s Moritz Wagner celebrates during the quarterfinal between Germany and Latvia at the 2023 FIBA World Cup

USA vs Germany Bet Builder Tips, Opta Stats, Player Props

The USA might be favoured by 10.5 points at Bet365, but there’s still plenty to consider when it comes to USA vs Germany bet builder tips for Friday’s FIBA World Cup semi-final. After a disappointment four years ago, the USA are looking to win their sixth gold medal in the tournament, while Germany are aiming for just their second ever medal.

The winner of this contest will face either Canada or Serbia in the final on Sunday.

Bet Builder odds: 3.50

FIBA WC, 8th September, 13:40 (UK)

Odds via Bet365 as at 09:00, 7th September 2023. Odds may now differ.

USA vs Germany Stats and Facts

  • The USA have the most productive offence in the tournament, averaging 101.2 points per game.
  • Germany average 10.2 offensive rebounds per game, which is 0.7 more than the US.
  • Only Serbia have a better assist to turnover ratio than Germany in this World Cup.

Despite playing just over 20 minutes per game, USA guard Tyrese Haliburton ranks sixth in total steals.

Germany are averaging 5.7 more three-point attempts per game than the USA, but are shooting 38% from beyond the arc compared with the USA’s 39.2%.

USA vs Germany Bet Builder Tips: States Set For Final Appearance

USA moneyline

The USA bounced back in emphatic fashion by hammering Italy. Perhaps the slip up was just what they needed to focus their minds ahead of the knockout phase.
While Germany have been excellent in this tournament, and looked like a well-oiled machine against Latvia in the quarter-finals, there’s no denying they are at a considerable talent disadvantage in this one.

We don’t feel confident enough to take the USA -10.5, but the moneyline is a solid option for the purposes of a bet builder.

Moritz Wagner over 4.5 rebounds

It’s no secret the USA are undersized with Jaren Jackson Jr and Paolo Banchero sharing centre duties. They were battered on the boards in their surprise loss to Lithuania, with the European team claiming 43 rebounds to the USA’s total of 27.

Germany will look to hammer home their size advantage in this one. Standing at 6’11 and averaging 5.7 rebounds per game in this World Cup, look for Moritz Wagner to crash the glass hard. He’s had multiple offensive rebounds in each of the last three games and will be a threat on the offensive glass when Jackson chases blocks. This number is too low even if Wagner only players 16 or 17 minutes.

Anthony Edwards over 17.5 points

This is the sort of stage Anthony Edwards loves. Edwards might have only scored three points on six shots against Italy, but we’re expecting Steve Kerr to try and get him going early in the semi-final.

As good as Germany’s defence has been, they have their work cut out trying to stay in front of Edwards. He’s surely going to get well into the twenties in minutes here, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he gets up 18+ field goal attempts.


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