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2023 FIBA World Cup Group D Betting Odds

By Jeff Stinger

Group D features Lithuania, Mexico, Egypt, and Montenegro. They are one of eight groups featured in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup preliminary round tipping off on August 25, 2025. Each team follows a single Round-robin format for a total of three games per nation. The top two teams advance to the second round, while the bottom two teams qualify for the classification rounds. Let’s check out the 2023 FIBA World Cup Group D winner betting odds below.

2023 FIBA World Cup Group D Teams

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  • Odds to win Group D: -333
  • NBA players playing for Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans Pelicans), Azuolas Tubelis (Philadelphia 76ers)

Lithuania is a common sight at the FIBA World Cup. They are on their fifth-straight appearance and sixth in the last seven tournaments. The Northern Europeans placed third in 2010 and fourth in 2014. This nation ranks eighth in the world as of the November 2022 update and punched a ticket to the 2023 FIBA World Cup in the Philippines in the November 2022 window.

The qualifiers went smoothly for “The Other Dream Team.” The squad extended their World Cup appearance streak to five. While some might say they won’t do well in big events, now that they have to operate without Sacramento Kings star Domantas Sabonis, their 15th-place finish at FIBA EuroBasket raises a few concerns. This was followed by missing out on the 2022 Olympics, losing out on the 2019 World Cup Quarter-Finals and 2017 EuroBasket. Nevertheless, they remain the Group D favorites and can deal serious damage once the squad builds momentum.


  • Odds to win Group D: +400
  • NBA players playing for Montenegro: Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls)

The Balkan nation made it two-for-two and qualified for a second-straight World Cup tournament. The team cut things close and secured their ticket on the final game day. The small nation ranks 18th in the world as of the November 2022 update. Montenegro lost all three games in the 2019 opening round before sending Japan home for their only win to finish 25th in the tournament.

Montenegro was once the smallest nation to ever qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They lost that title to Cape Verde earlier this year, but remain the smallest country to achieve back-to-back FIBA Basketball World Cup appearances. They were one-and-five last time, but the goal for head coach Boško Radović and his crew is to win at least a pair or three games now that they have Chicago Bulls star Nikola Vucevic in the lineup.


  • Odds to win Group D: +900
  • NBA players playing for Mexico: N/A

Mexico had to watch the 2019 World Cup from home. But, the nation eventually attained a spot for the 2023 edition on the final game day. The Mexicans rank 31st in the world as of last year’s update and enter their sixth World Cup appearance. They documented three consecutive World Cups between 1959 to 1967 and then in 1974. The 12 Guererros endured four decades of waiting before returning to the competition in 2014 and claimed two wins in the group stage before falling in the hands of the Americans in the Round of 16 to finish 14th place.

Their best result came in the 1967 tournament where Mexico finished eighth. The FIBA AmeriCup 2013 winners might be Group D’s underdogs, but they know their way around this sport. This squad features two more Semi-Finals appearances in the FIBA AmeriCup after their 2013 win and was close to qualifying for the most recent Tokyo Olympics, finishing third at the FIBA OQT. With an 8-4 record in the recent qualifiers, it looks like the Omar Quintero-led squad can repeat the 2014 success when they joined the Round of 16.


  • Odds to win Group D: +3,900
  • NBA players playing for Egypt: N/A

Egypt takes on their sixth World Cup campaign after securing a ticket to Asia in the final window of the African Qualifiers. The 55th-ranked team in the world missed out on China in 2019 and last appeared on the big stage in 2014. Before that, the African squad missed out on the international tournament for nearly three decades.

There was a time when The Pharaohs were a basketball powerhouse. Back in the 1940s, Egypt fought their way to the podium two times at the FIBA EuroBasket. They even reached Top Five status at the World Cup in 1950. Times are different for the team now, but it looks like head coach Roy Rana introduced another dimension to the team after winning their second World Cup in the last three editions. Despite carrying the underdog flag in Group D, we look forward to the Egyptians delivering quality basketball early into the competition.

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