Group H Basketball World Cup Odds
Who wins the group H at Basketball World Cup 2019?
FIBA World Cup 2019
Group H is one of the toughest and closest groups in this year's championship. The city of Dongguan will be the host of this interesting group.
The battle between Australia, Lithuania, Canada, and Senegal will be awesome to watch because the majority of the teams are so close when it comes to quality and team potential.
Very small details will decide which team will go through to the second round. So let's get started with team review.
Australia has included, Andrew Bogut, Jonah Bolden, Matthew Dellavedova, Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles and Patty Mills in the squad. On the other hand, Ben Simmons is very doubtful because his thinking to go the whole team preparation program with his NBA team.
They have so many talented guys, so many experienced players, and it’s probably one of the best pools in the history of Australia’s basketball.
Australia won 10 of their 12 Asian Qualifiers games, clinching qualification even before the final competition window began.
Australia have never clinched a top-three spot at a World Cup or an Olympic Games.
Lithuania coach Dainius Adomaitis has narrowed down the list of players he will choose from to form the country's squad for this summer's FIBA Basketball World.
Lithuania could have one of the most impressive frontcourts at China 2019, Jonas Valanciunas and Domantas Sabonis who also set career-highs in points, rebounds and assists per game in his third NBA season. The two played together during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers with Lithuania winning both games by a hefty margin.
Motivation should not be a problem for Lithuania, a land of basketball. Nothing proves it better than the fact that the Baltic country hasn't missed the Olympics since gaining independence in the early 1990s.
Canada is looking to compete once again with the world's best and has the talent to do so.
Along with NBA veterans such as Cory Joseph, Jamal Murray, Kelly Olynyk, Dwight Powell, and Tristan Thompson, there are four first-round NBA picks from this summer's draft. RJ Barrett was the highest, going at No. 3.
After a run of nine straight appearances at FIBA Basketball World Cups from 1970 to 2002, Canada failed to make it 2006, returned in 2010 and finished 22nd, and missed again in 2014. They have yet to reach the podium with the highest placement 6th place finishes in 1978 and 1982.
Canada hasn't played at an Olympics since 2000 in Sydney. A strong performance in the FIBA World Cup is the biggest step towards reaching next year's tournament in Tokyo. A top-two finish among the FIBA Americas teams in China would clinch that.
Senegal's reputation as an African giant is undeniable but for the basketball mad country to attain planetary recognition, worming their way out of Group H in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 is fundamental.
Ranked as Africa’s second-best team, Senegal will be competing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the fifth time.
During their last appearance in the 2014 edition, the West Africans exited the tournament in round 16 bowing 89-56 to host Spain.
Gorgui Dieng NBA veteran is the leading star of this Senegal team. The 29-year-old who was phenomenal for Senegal during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 averaging 16 points and 10.7 rebounds, Dieng has metamorphosed into a game-changer.