The United States gets set for a massive contest in the country’s quest for a FIBA World Cup title with a Sunday matchup against Lithuania. Tip-off is slated for 8 a.m. ET at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
The United States-Lithuania matchup will be carried live on ESPN2 and ESPN Plus. The match can also be accessed via live streams available through FuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial, DirecTV Stream (5-day free trial) and Sling TV ($10 off the first month).
The United States is a perfect 4-0 so far in Group J action at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, most recently taking an 85-73 win over Montenegro. Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards led a group of five double-digit scorers with 17 points, helping the U.S. stay unbeaten with its fourth straight double-digit victory to open the tournament. The win over Montenegro was the team’s first win in Group J, and Lithuania would mark a pivotal second.
On other side, Lithuania has been dominant with four straight FIBA World Cup victories by at least 25 points and a perfect 4-0 record. That includes a 92-67 win over Greece in the team’s first Group J contest behind efforts from NBA standouts Ignas Brazdeikis (18 points) and Jonas Valanciunas (15). Those forwards could prove to be a handful for the United States, which struggled on the glass in the win over Montenegro. That could be a key dynamic in this one, too.
The United States is a 14.5-point favorite to beat Lithuania and has -1800 odds to win in the money line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Lithuania goes off with +880 odds in the money line, and the over/under is set at 178.5 points.
The United States vs. Lithuania will be carried live on ESPN2 and ESPN Plus. The match can also be accessed via live streams available through FuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial, DirecTV Stream (5-day free trial) and Sling TV ($10 off the first month).