2021 Olympics Odds: US Men's Basketball Team Given 76% Chance Of Gold Medal

As is often the case, the US Men’s Basketball Team are heavy favorites to take the gold at the 2021 Olympics
Tom Dodd
Mon, July 19, 9:41 AM EDT

2021 Olympics Odds: US Men’s Basketball Team Given 76% Chance Of Gold Medal

Heading in to each Olympics, the Men’s basketball is often seen as a guaranteed gold medal for Team USA. That’s certainly been the case in recent years, having picked up the last three-straight golds in 2008, 2012 and 2016. This year, the US team will be looking to make it four-in-a-row.

With the NBA finals ongoing, those not involved with that have been in training camp since July 6 and the first game of the group stages starts on July 25. The talking and preparation is nearly done and it’s time for business.

As you might expect the US Men’s Basketball team are the heavy betting favorites with the sportsbooks across the US. The US team have been given odds of -310 which equates to a 75.6% chance of victory.

With the likes of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Damian Lillard on the team, it’s not hard to see why they’re such strong favorites to win a fourth gold medal in a row.

The biggest dangers to the US team are Australia according to oddsmakers. They’re priced up as second favorites at +500 (5/1). Australia are not in the same group as the US so they’re likely to meet in the knockout stage in what could be a deciding matchup.

2021 Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Basketball Odds

Country Men's Basketball Odds
USA -310
Australia +500
Spain +1200
France +2300
Slovenia +2500
Nigeria +2900

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2021 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Basketball Odds: USA vs France

In the first game of the Olympics, the US team will face off against France and they’re very strong favorites to get off to a starting W. The moneyline odds for the US team are -1125 and they’ll be giving 14 on the spread to the French.

USA vs France US Men's Basketball Moneyline Odds

USA -1125

France +700

USA vs France US Men's Basketball Spread

USA -14

France +14

2021 Tokyo Olympics: US Men’s Basketball Roster

Bam Adebayo

Devin Booker

Kevin Durant

Jerami Grant

Draymond Green

Jrue Holliday

Keldon Johnson

Zach LaVine

Damian Lillard

JaVale McGee

Khris Middleton

Jayson Tatum

2021 Tokyo Olympics: US Men’s Basketball Schedule

Date Game
Saturday July 25 USA vs France
Wednesday July 28 USA vs Iran
Saturday July 31 USA vs Czech Republic
Tuesday August 3 Quarter Finals
Thursday August 5 Semi Finals
Friday August 6 Gold Medal Game
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