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Slovenia’s Luka Doncic and other big underdogs in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup

Sep 6, 2023

MANILA, Philippines – The odds and betting trends have been revealed as the FIBA World Cup quarter finals draw near, revealing some unexpected findings. Notably, Slovenia is seen as a sizable underdog in the pre-quarter finals betting odds despite having Luka Doncic’s great talents.

One of the most notable players in the FIBA World Cup is Luka Doncic, who is well-known for his extraordinary abilities and contributions to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. Just by his presence, Slovenia’s standing in the competition has improved.

The realm of sports betting, meanwhile, frequently presents intriguing turns, and this situation is no exception. Despite Doncic’s talent, other teams appear to have better odds, making Slovenia the underdog.

This situation emphasizes how unpredictable sports are, as individual genius occasionally competes with the teamwork and strategy of competing teams. The quarterfinals are widely anticipated by the public, and the stage is set for exciting matchups with potential shocks and upsets. It’s evidence of the spirit of competition and unpredictable nature that make sports such an enthralling spectacle.

Slovenia and Doncic have +1400 odds to win the World Cup, which places them sixth among the top eight teams. The entire list of odds is as follows: USA (-135), Canada (+450), Germany (+750), Lithuania (+900), Serbia (+1000), Slovenia (+1400), Latvia (+5000), Italy (+6600).

It’s understandable why many people don’t believe they will pull off an upset and win the World Cup, despite the fact that Doncic is the greatest player still playing out of that entire group. The lone NBA-caliber player on Slovenia’s squad is Doncic, as opposed to a number of them on the rosters of Team USA, Canada, and Germany.

Slovenia was unbeaten with victories against Australia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Venezuela, and Georgia until falling to Germany by a score of 29 on Sunday. Slovenia will play Canada in the quarterfinals on Wednesday morning. Canada has a very good team that is led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, R.J. Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Lu Dort, and Dwight Powell of the Mavericks.

In their first three World Cup games, Canada appeared untouchable, defeating France, Lebanon, and Latvia by an average of 37 points. But on Friday, they faltered in a 69-65 loss to Brazil, and on Sunday, they came close to being eliminated before beating Spain 88-85.

Therefore, despite the fact that Doncic and Slovenia may face a long shot at winning the World Cup, Canada has already shown that it is not without flaws. Let’s see if Doncic can continue to perform with his signature “Luka Magic” for at least one more round.

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