The group stages of the FIBA World Cup 2023 tournament have given the world many intense and exciting matches. One particular group that everyone is watching closely is the G Group.
There is a crucial match between Brazil and Ivory Coast on Wednesday 30 August at the Indonesia Arena in Jakarta.
Brazil got off to a blistering start as they dominated their first game against Iran. The game was never in doubt as they took a 33-12 lead. The match ended 100-59 to Brazil as the Iranians failed to match Brazil’s intensity.
In the second game of the World Cup, Brazil faced Spain and the first three quarters were back and forth. However, in the fourth quarter, the Spaniard outscored Brazil 32-19 to win by 18 points (96-78).
Ivory Coast were hoping to beat Spain in their World Cup opener. However, Spain’s elite shooting, rebounding and movement were too much for them to handle. They were outplayed in the first quarter and lost by 30 points (94-64).
They were hoping to turn things around against Iran, but it wasn’t going to be an easy game. Ivory Coast trailed 68-69 with 6 seconds left, but point guard Solo Diabet committed a foul on a layup attempt, leading Iran’s coach to complain that it was a clean block.
Instead, he was assessed a technical foul, meaning Ivory Coast now had one more free throw than two from the shooting foul. Diabate stepped up to the line and sank the three with ease to give Ivory Coast the win (71-69).
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Ivory Coast vs. Brazil, 2023 FIBA World Cup: Odds and Predictions
Both the teams are currently tied 1-1 and both teams should win. Bookmakers prefer Brazil to come away with a straight-forward win, which is reflected in the odds.
Spread: Brazil (-18.5), Ivory Coast (+18.5)
Top Bottom: 157.5 (O: -110, U: -110)
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Expect Brazil to win by a good margin.
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