FIBA Basketball World Cup Betting Odds 2019
FIBA Basketball World Cup is an international competition between the Senior Men's National Teams of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). China is hosting the great hoops betting action from August 31 to September 15, 2019.
FIBA 2019 Champinship Final: Spain Defeats Argentina
Congratulations to Marc Gasol (Raptors), Ricky Rubio (Suns) and the Men's Spanish National Basketball team who defeated Argentina 95-75 to claim the Gold Medal during the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final!
🇪🇸 THE @FIBAWC CHAMPIONS! 🏆
— FIBA (@FIBA) September 15, 2019
Sports Betting Canada lines feature wagering odds from top ranked basketball bookmakers. FIBA Championship Final odds on September 14, 2019:
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- 01Who is Favorite to Win the Basketball World Cup
- 02What are the Basketball World Cup Odds
- 03What are the Rules of Basketball World Cup
- 04How Often is the Basketball World Cup
- 05Who Won the Basketball World Cup
- 06Is There a FIBA World Cup for Women
Who is Favorite to Win the Basketball World Cup
As always, Team USA are big favourites to win the FIBA World Cup. The Americans have won the tournament five times (tied for most) and have a total of 12 medals. Team USA has won the last two tournaments (2010 and 2014) and boasts the best roster filled with NBA stars.
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Many of you will support Canada in the World Cup. And you should! Know the roster, the odds and the statistics in the Canada Basketball Team page.
What are the Basketball World Cup Odds
The 2019 FIBA World Cup odds are plentiful. The outright odds are where you bet on which team wins the tournament. The moneyline odds are single-game bets picking the actual winner. And the point spread is like the moneyline but with a points handicap.
Additionally, over/under or totals is where you bet on the total score between two teams while propositions or "prop bets" for short are side bets to make like "tournament MVP" or "team to score most points".
If you want to have a more detailed look on available basketball odds, check out our NBA odds page.
What are the Rules of Basketball World Cup
The FIBA World Cup will be played in three stages. The first stage features all 32 teams divided into eight groups (A-H) where each team play the other three once each (round robin).
First Stage groups
- Group A: China, Ivory Coast, Poland and Venezuela.
- Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea and Russia.
- Group C: Iran, Puerto Rica, Tunisia and Spain.
- Group D: Angola, Italy, Philippines and Serbia.
- Group E: Czech Republic, Japan, Turkey and United States.
- Group F: Brazil, Greece, Montenegro and New Zealand.
- Group G: Dominican Republic, France, Germany and Jordan.
- Group H: Australia, Canada, Lithuania and Senegal.
The top two teams advance to the second group stage of four groups (I-L) with four teams each. They will play groupmates once each.
The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, where there will be eight of them in total.
There are slight rule differences with the FIBA World Cup compared to the NBA (per official FIBA Basketball website):
4x10 minutes + 5 min OT
4x12 minutes + 5 min OT
24 seconds (14 after off rebound)
6.75m (6.60m on baseline)
7.24m (6.70m on baseline)
2 in first half
3 in second half (but only 2 in last two minutes of the 4thperiod)
1 per OT period
Always 60 seconds
Never carried over
2 per OT period
+ 1 short time-out (20 seconds) per half
The second short time-out can be carried over to OT period
Jump ball to start game
The one losing initial jump ball gets possession for the next jump ball situation
Alternating possession between teams thereafter for all jump ball situations
Jump ball to start game
The one losing initial jump ball gets possession to start 2nd and 4th quarters
The one winning initial jump ball gets possession to start 3rd quarter
All other jump ball situations played as "real jump ball"
Foul out on 5
Foul out on 6 or 2 technical
2 free-throws awarded for each (non-shooting) foul after the 4th period (includes player technical fouls)
Does not include offensive fouls/fouls by team in possession
2 free-throws awarded for each foul after the 4th team foul or last two minutes of each quarter, whichever comes first
Does not include offensive fouls and technical fouls
1 free throw and possession of the ball at centre
1 free throw per technical foul; play resumes at the point of interruption; foul is charged to individual in question (and automatic fine assessed)
|Goaltending||No blocking a ball in downward flight towards the rim.||
No blocking a ball in downward flight towards the rim.
|Basket interference||Once the ball strikes the rim, any player can play the ball (i.e. swat it away or tap it in)||
An imaginary cylinder exists that has the basket as its base. Touching the ball while any part of it is in this cylinder (and still has a chance to go in) is a violation
How Often is the Basketball World Cup
The FIBA Basketball World Cup takes place every four years but with a few exceptions like this year. The tournament was delayed (originally planned for 2018) by a year. It usually occurs at the same time as the FIFA World Cup.
When is the Basketball World Cup
This year's edition takes place from August 31 to September 15.
The FIBA World Cup usually takes place around late August to early September right during the final weeks of summer beginning in 2002. Earlier iterations had the tournament take place a few weeks earlier around late July to early August.
Here is a table of the previous five tournaments and their start and end dates:
|Year||Host||Start Date||End Date|
|2019||China||August 31||September 15|
|2014||Spain||August 30||September 14|
|2010||Turkey||August 28||September 12|
|2006||Japan||August 19||September 3|
|2002||USA||August 29||September 8|
Where is the Basketball World Cup
This year's tournament takes place in China, the nation's first time hosting the event.
The FIBA World Cup has been held in 15 countries and close to a hundred cities.
In 2023, the tournament will be held in three different countries, Japan, Indonesia, and Philippines, for the first time in its history. Only three countries have hosted the tournament more than once: Argentina (2), Brazil (2), and Spain (2). Philippines will hold this honour in 2023.
Here is a table of the previous five tournaments, their hosts, and the number of venues:
Who Won the Basketball World Cup
The USA has dominated the FIBA World Cup and has five championships. In recent tournaments, they are unbeatable thanks to their NBA players. But historically, the USA is only one of three powerhouse teams that included Yugoslavia (five) and Soviet Union (three).
With the dissolution of both Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, the USA stands as the lone superpower.
|TBD||Indonesia / Japan / Philippines|
|1974||Soviet Union||Puerto Rico|
Is There a FIBA World Cup for Women
The FIBA Women's World Cup just took place in Spain of September 2018, last year. Team USA won the tournament for the third straight time and tenth time overall. Australia (silver) and Spain (bronze) were the runners-up. American forward-center Breanna Stewart was named the tournament MVP.
The next edition will be held in Bulgaria in 2022.