Jordan vs. New Zealand Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul 24, 2022 12:30 CET
A medal would mean a lot to both Jordan and New Zealand so their bronze medal clash will not just be a consolation game. The Tall Blacks did everything in their power but failed to keep up with their main rivals in the semis, while Jordan pushed Lebanon to the edge and lost in dramatic fashion.
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Jordan vs. New Zealand Odds
Spread Odds (+6.5/-6.5): 1.90/1.76
Total Over/Under (163.5): 1.83
Jordan Team News
With everything Jordan have shown so far, they definitely deserve to win a medal. After two unbelievable comeback wins over Taiwan and Iran, they couldn´t keep it together against Lebanon, losing one of the most dramatic endings we have seen in the FIBA Asia Cup.
Since their team can´t keep up with Australia, it´s actually a good thing Lebanon progressed, making the final much more competitive.
At the beginning of the previous decade, Jordan were in their prime, winning the bronze medal in 2009 and finishing as the runners-up just two years later. Their team is at a similar level now after years of searching with all of their main stars playing and proving they have more than enough to keep up with the main Asian heavyweights.
Wael Arakji’s dagger sends Lebanon 🇱🇧 into the #FIBAAsiaCup finals! What an electric finish! 🔥— 🏀 FIBA Asia Cup (@FIBAAsiaCup) July 23, 2022
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New Zealand Team News
Considering the difference in class, we were impressed by the Tall Blacks´ spirited effort against Australia. New Zealand refused to go down without a fight and kept chipping away at Australia´s lead. They managed to cut the deficit to just two points in the final quarter, but the Boomers didn´t allow them to come back and routinely closed out the game.
In the last FIBA Asia Cup held in 2017, New Zealand also found themselves in the bronze medal fight. Five years ago the Korean team outgunned them, but in this years´ edition, they exacted revenge in the quarter-final.
Their 88:78 win over the Korean veterans was their best performance of the tournament, and they will need to repeat it if they want to take down a much more experienced Jordanian team.
Dread them. Run from them. The Boomers arrive all the same. 🇦🇺— 🏀 FIBA Asia Cup (@FIBAAsiaCup) July 23, 2022
Australia is on the cusp of a second straight #FIBAAsiaCup title after holding off New Zealand to advance to the gold medal match! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/owJ00T27T6
Jordan vs New Zealand Prediction
The heartbreaking loss Jordan suffered in the semi-final shouldn´t affect their team greatly. A medal would mean the world to them, so we expect their players to recover quickly and reorganize for this vital clash.
New Zealand holds a slender edge, but at this point, it would be a poor decision to bet against Jordan. Their roster consists of two naturalized players and all the most important domestic pieces so we will back them to cover the spread against the youngest team in the tournament.
Date and time: 24.07.2022 12:30
Prediction: Jordan +6.5HC