Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic could not find his jumper as Slovenia was upset by Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday. It marked their first loss in 12 games with Doncic in the lineup in EuroBasket play, and just the fourth time they have ever lost with Luka on the senior national team. Slovenia is now 2-1 in the group of death and facing an incredibly difficult back-to-back set.
It starts by taking on Germany on Tuesday before playing Olympic silver medalists France on Wednesday. Germany is currently 3-0 in the group, and they are in the driver’s seat. Doncic struggled as Germany defeated Slovenia in World Cup Qualifying on Aug. 28.
Luka is fighting through an injury, but count him out at your own risk. The 23-year-old superstar will be looking to bounce back from their loss on Sunday, and he wants to get some revenge from their World Cup qualifying defeat. Expect Doncic to be locked in, and here is a look at how fans can watch, the odds, and more.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Germany in EuroBasket 2022: How to watch
Start time: 1:20 p.m. CT or 2:20 p.m. ET
How to watch online: ESPN-plus (live), Courtside 1891 (on-demand replays in the USA only)
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Germany in EuroBasket 2022: Injury report
Doncic is battling a wrist injury, but head coach Aleksander Sekulic downplayed the severity after their loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina where Luka missed all eight of his 3-point tries.
Slovenian big man Ziga Dimec is dealing with a back injury that limited him to just over four minutes on Sunday. Both Doncic and Dimec are expected to play on Tuesday, but neither is likely to be 100 percent.
Germany should be at full strength entering this key game against Slovenia with the winner likely taking top honors in Group B.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Germany in EuroBasket 2022: Odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, Slovenia is a 4.5-point favorite, and they sit at minus-210 on the moneyline. The over/under is 177.5 with Slovenia at minus-175 to win the first half.
Germany has looked fantastic both in World Cup Qualifying and EuroBasket, and the game should be closer to even money by tipoff.
Luka Doncic and Slovenia vs. Germany in EuroBasket 2022 predictions
Nobody will be talking about Luka’s ailing wrist after Tuesday’s game because the 23-year-old explodes for 32 points to lift Slovenia to a win over Germany to put both teams at 3-1 entering the final day of group play. Doncic and his country can still win Group B with two victories, and a Bosnia and Herzegovina loss. Expect the Dallas Mavericks superstar to make sure Slovenia holds up their end of that bargain.
Dennis Schroder further intrigues the Mavs brass by going off for 25 points and ten assists as the contest goes down to the wire. Ultimately, it is Goran Dragic that nails a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to lift Slovenia to the win.
Luka Doncic and company are back in action on Wednesday against France in what will be a wild back-to-back set for Slovenia against two of the best teams in the world right now. Expect plenty of fireworks from the 23-year-old superstar as he looks to get his country back on the track towards taking home their second straight European title. Fans won’t want to miss it, so please stay tuned.