Team USA vs Canada FIBA World Cup Third-Place Final Preview, Prediction & How To Watch

08 Sep 2023

  • Team USA vs Canada will tip off at 9:30 AM GMT+1 on Sunday September 10th 2023 from Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines.
  • Canada never really managed to get close to Serbia during their World Cup semi-final loss.
  • Team USA rallied behind Edwards‘ 23 + 8 and Reaves’ 21 points but couldn’t stop Germany’s offense

Team USA and Canada face off in sour-tasting North American derby in Final for bronze

After both teams convincingly progressed to the semi-finals, the world of basketball was just waiting for a final between neighbors in Team USA vs Canada. But if we’ve learned something during this 2023 FIBA World Cup is that you can never write off any opponents. This is why the game we all expected as the grand finale, the final treat for basketball fans after a wonderful World Cup will instead be two teams competing for a consolation prize.

Team USA could not cope with Germany’s offense, capable of scoring 100 points against a team that conceded 63 points in their quarter final. On a similar vein, Canada could not stop Serbia in the paint and on the perimeter, whilst SGA and co never really got going on the offensive end excluding RJ Barrett’s 23 points.

Team USA vs Canada – FIBA World Cup Final key factors and predictions

Although neither teams were hoping or expecting to be involved in a consolation final. Neither team probably cares about winning bronze. However, they will want to win to get one over their neighboring country. The key factors will be:

  • Can SGA get going? He was kept quiet, with only 8 shots from the field and 15 points by Serbia. Team USA will need to do the same to keep Canada at bay.
  • Team USA’s rotation – will Kerr finally put his trust in Austin Reaves for a starting role?

Team USA vs Canada Prediction

When Team USA’s pride is hurt, they tend to bounce back quite well as the poor Italian national team had to witness, hence we’re backing Team USA to get one over their neighbors and clinching 3rd place at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Team USA vs Canada: How to Watch

This FIBA World Cup 3rd Place Final match-up from Manila will be available to stream live* worldwide on Courtside 1891 on Sunday, September 10th , from 9:30 AM GMT+1.

  • Team USA vs Canada live stream.
  • Don’t worry if you can’t catch the live action, Courtside 1891 will have extensive on-demand coverage and highlights after the game finishes. For the latest highlights alerts as well as live streaming and premium on-demand content, download the official Courtside 1891 app

*blackout restrictions may apply where you live. Please check our blackouts page for more information