Olympic Basketball Preview
Tokyo will welcome some of the world’s elite basketball stars to their shores for the mens and women’s tournaments of the delayed 2020 Olympic games starting this weekend.
USA will be undeniable favourites in both tournaments, with superstar players from the NBA and WNBA all over both teams.
However, there are some really fascinating games on our hands here, and luckily there are a number of markets available in both men’s and women’s basketball.
The odds for who will reach the final are pretty interesting, aside from the obvious USA favourites tag. Australia are likely to be their eventual opponents, but it could be a number of teams with Spain and Slovenia also worth a look.
In the women’s game, it is also looking like Spain and Australia are the two most likely finalists to join team USA, who are full of WNBA stars.
There are some NBA players scattered around this year’s Olympic games, but it is undeniable that the world’s best players are on team USA, so the most interesting matches probably won’t involve them.
Olympic Basketball Men’s Betting Odds
Czech Republic 100/1
Olympic Basketball Women’s Betting Odds
USA [W] 1/11
Australia [W] 15/1
Spain [W] 19/1
France [W] 19/1
Serbia [W] 25/1
Canada [W] 28/1
Belgium [W] 40/1
China [W] 90/1
Japan [W] 100/1
Nigeria [W] 100/1
Puerto Rico [W] 500/1
South Korea [W] 500/1
Olympic Basketball Betting Tips
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
USA to win both tournaments outright – 5/12
It’s not going to make you rich, but this outcome is pretty much certain based on history in this sport. The best players are on these teams, so we would definitely be lumping on this, or adding it to a larger Olympics accumulator with some wider odds teams, perhaps you could include the USA women’s team in this one.
Spain to make both finals – 12/1
This one doesn’t even require any sort of massive upsets, or for the USA to lose the tournament in either division. We are just picking Spain to make it to each of the finals. This could be a huge earner for people looking for a bit of an outside bet in the basketball this summer.
Australia to win a men’s medal – 11/10
Another short bet that isn’t going to make you rich, but we fancy Australia to at the very least get a bronze at this summer’s games. In the women’s sport you’ll get a similar price of 6/5 that would also be worth taking a peek at if you fancy it.