France vs. Canada
Team USA is favored with -125 odds to bring home the gold medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
France (+800) and Canada (+1000) square off on Friday for opening night.
France is favored by 1.5 points but Canada’s NBA-filled roster gives their odds an edge.
MANILA – The 2023 FIBA World Cup begins on Friday, with betting odds heavily favoring the United States to win the gold medal. A victory in the 2023 FIBA World Cup would make the United States the only nation to win six World Cup titles.
USA’s -125 legal sports betting odds make them a heavy favorite to win the tournament, but many other countries possess NBA talent and betting value.
2023 FIBA World Cup Betting Odds
France has +800 odds after finishing third in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Australia is +900 at legal NBA betting sites and has nine NBA players on their roster.
That includes Patty Mills, who scored 15 or more points in all 14 of his FIBA World Cup games. Next is Canada with +1000 odds despite their roster full of NBA talent.
Star-Studded Opening Night Game Favors France
A battle between two of the top four teams in FIBA futures odds favors France by 1.5 points against Canada on Friday night.
France Vs Canada Betting Lines
France has three NBA players in Nicolas Batum, Rudy Gobert, and Evan Fournier. Meanwhile, Canada has seven NBA players, with the most notable being Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lou Dort, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, and Kelly Olynyk.
France has more winning experience at the FIBA World Cup stage, but Canada’s roster is loaded with young stars. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander alone gives value to Canada’s +105 moneyline odds after averaging 31.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists last season.
Canada’s underdog odds at legal online sportsbooks are valuable for their opening game against France at 9:30 a.m. ET on Friday.
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