Philippines vs. New Zealand Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul 17, 2022  15:00 CET

July 16, 2022
Philippines vs New Zealand Prediction

Both the Philippines and New Zealand have secured a round of 16 berth with their convincing wins over India. In a head-to-head clash this Sunday they will decide who finishes second in the group behind the leaders Lebanon. Regardless of who wins this game, both teams will have to go through an additional knockout round if they want to reach the quarter-final and this game will serve as excellent preperation for what´s to come.

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Philippines vs. New Zealand Odds

Spread Odds (+9.5/-9.5): 1.83

Total Over/Under (161.5): 1.83

Philippines Team News

Even before the start of this tournament, Filipino fans grew tired of waiting for their team to start delivering. After the opening 15-point loss to Lebanon, the pressure on coach Chot Reyes increased even more as the entire nation is now basically demanding his resignation.

His team bought him some time with their win over the main outsiders India in the second round(101:59), but another poor performance against New Zealand would reignite the demand for resignation.

Gilas are without a couple of important players who are injured(e.g. Dwight Ramos and Angelo Kouame) and they are developing a new international project with mostly young players so the fans have to remain patient. Philippines should also consider calling up more experienced players from the domestic PBA clubs, which are some of the best in Asia, instead of so heavily relying on young and unpolished talent.

New Zealand Team News

New Zealand´s roster is made up of exciting NCAA prospects supported by a couple of experienced veterans from the domestic league. In our opinion that will not be enough to win the medal because of two primary reasons.

Firstly, the competition has never been so tough. Secondly, the Tall Blacks have already shown they lack the experience to keep up with the main title contenders in their game against Lebanon. The Lebanese team took control in the second half and in the end ground out an 86:72 win.

New Zealand faced the Philippines in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers around two weeks ago and demolished the Gilas team by 46 points(106:60). However, the Tall Blacks had a much stronger lineup that time with almost all of their best players involved. They are much more vulnerable this time so this game is an excellent chance for the Philippines.

Philippines vs. New Zealand Prediction

Game itself does have importance because the winner will avoid playing against Iran or Japan in the additional knockout round. With what we have seen so far, we think this Gilas team is not significantly weaker than New Zealand and should be able to hold on and make the game interesting.

Date and time: 17.07.2022 15:00 CET
Prediction: Philippines (+9.5)
Odds: 1.83
Bookmaker: 22Bet

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