USA Favored by 37 Points (-110) in First FIBA World Cup Game

  • The United States are favored by 37 points against New Zealand in their opening game at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
  • Team USA has -25000 moneyline odds to defeat New Zealand on Saturday at 8:40 a.m. ET.
  • There are -114 odds for Jaren Jackson Jr. to score over 10.5 points in the game.

MANILA – The United States is heavily favored with -25000 odds to defeat their first FIBA World Cup opponent on Saturday.

Betting odds at USA online sportsbooks give no chance to New Zealand defeating the star-studded USA roster. New Zealand has +2000 moneyline odds to secure victory as a 37-point underdog.

United States Vs New Zealand Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
USA -37.0 (-110) -25000 O186.5 (-110)
New Zealand +37.0 (-110) +2000 U186.5 (-110)

The United States are without top American NBA talent like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry, but odds at online NBA sportsbooks show the New Zealand roster can’t compare to one of the weaker USA squads in recent memory.

The biggest advantage for the Americans is size. New Zealand only has one player taller than 6’9” and has smaller guards. Meanwhile, the United States has four players over that height, one being the 2023 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Jaren Jackson Jr.

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Betting Jaren Jackson Jr. Player Props

Player props for Jaren Jackson Jr. at betting sites for US players project him to rebound and score effortlessly. There are -114 odds for Jackson Jr. to score over 10.5 points.

While the points are riskier with the possibility of a blow out, Jackson’s rebound projection at 6.5 is valuable. The over has -130 odds, but playing a player performance double with the United States to win and Jaren Jackson to have eight or more rebounds has +110 odds.

The opening FIBA World Cup game begins on Saturday at 8:40 a.m. ET.