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Italy vs United States Live Stream & Tips – USA To Bounce Back From Shock FIBA World Cup Loss

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  • Italy vs United States tips for Tuesday, September 5
  • FIBA World Cup game tips off at 13:40 BST at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila
  • Can the USA bounce back from the defeat to Lithuania?
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Tyrese Haliburton & head coach Steve Kerr of the United States (Getty Images).
    Italy vs United States Predictions & Tips
  • Italy vs United States Predictions & Tips
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  • Italy Form
  • United States Form

Italy vs United States Predictions & Tips

The United States are backed to cover as they bounce back from a shock loss.

Rebounding was always going to be a weakness for the USA, but Italy do not boast talent in the paint like Montenegro and Lithuania.

This is likely to be a much more straightforward outing for Steve Kerr’s team, as they win and cover.

  • United States are 4-1 at the World Cup so far
  • USA are out-scoring Italy by an average of 20.6 points per game
  • The Under has hit in 3 of the United States’ 5 games

Head To Head

  • United States lead the series 1-0 since 2006
  • United States won 94-85 when the teams last met in August 2006

Italy Form

Italy head into the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup having won four of their five games so far.

The Italians opened the tournament with a straightforward 81-67 win against Angola, only to then lost 87-82 at the hands of the Dominican Republic.

They rebounded to beat the Philippines 90-83 in their final game, securing a place in the second round group stage.

Italy put one foot in the knockout phase with a 78-76 victory over Serbia in their opener second round game.

The Italians then sealed a place in the last eight with a 73-57 victory over Puerto Rico in a must-win game.

United States Form

The United States enter this quarter-final matchup on the back of a surprise defeat to Lithuania.

The USA got off to a slow start against New Zealand, but went on a tear in the third quarter and eventually won 99-72.

They then followed that up with a 109-81 victory over Greece, before dominating Jordan in a 110-62 victory.

The United States then made it four-in-a-row in their opening game of the second round, beating Montenegro 85-73 to seal a place in the quarter-finals.

They do not go into this game with a perfect record though, having failed to overcome a slow start as they were beaten 110-104 by Lithuania last time out.

Verdict

Lithuania were able to take advantage of the United States Achilles’ heel last time out.

Italy simply do not have the players to do the same, so we are backing the Americans to bounce back here.

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