Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had a historic 47-point performance in Slovenia’s win over France to clinch Group B. Doncic found a different level in the last two games, and no team is looking forward to facing Slovenia in the knockout stage.
Doncic and company drew Belgium in the round of 16. The Belgians scored one of the upsets of the tournament when they defeated Spain in the group stage. Belgium does not have an NBA player on their roster, but they are going to play hard and will be ready to pull the upset on Saturday.
Fans know Luka takes his game to another level when the games matter most, and he will be there for the entire knockout stage of EuroBasket. Here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more of Saturday’s game.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Belgium in EuroBasket 2022: How to watch
Start time: 7:35 a.m. CT or 8:35 a.m. ET
How to watch online: ESPN-plus (live), Courtside 1891 (on-demand replays in the USA only)
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Belgium in EuroBasket 2022: Injury report
FIBA does not release official injury reports, but Slovenian center Mike Tobey missed their final group stage game versus France with an ankle injury. He should be considered questionable for Saturday’s contest, but the rest of the national team should be fit and ready.
Belgium looks healthy coming into the game, and they will be a tough test for Slovenia to open the knockout stage.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Belgium in EuroBasket 2022: Odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, Slovenia is a 16.5-point favorite entering the contest, and they sit at minus-3,350 on the moneyline. The over/under for the game is 171.5 with Slovenia at minus-1,000 to win the first half.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Belgium in EuroBasket 2022 predictions
Doncic puts on another show as Slovenia rolls over Belgium to advance to the quarterfinals. Expect number 77 to drop 30-plus points as they start their run to a second straight EuroBasket crown. Slovenia is four wins away from repeating, but there will be no easy victories from here on out.
If Luka Doncic and his country win, they will have off until Wednesday when they would face the winner of Ukraine and Poland. Slovenia will be massive favorites to reach the semifinals where a potential matchup with Serbia or France awaits. Doncic will be cannot miss from here on out, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.