Women’s Basketball Olympic Odds
Can the United States claim another gold medal in women’s basketball at the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics? Here is a look at the odds.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, USA is the clear favorite to win the gold in women’s basketball, as they are getting -1200 odds. Other short odds to win are Australia (+850) and Spain (+1400). The Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The United States has won the last five Olympic gold medals and seven of the last eight. They also have won the last two World Cup titles. This year’s team is coached by Geno Auriemma and features the likes of Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne, Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner.
Australia finished third at the 2012 Olympics and was second in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 games. They also placed third in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The team is captained by Laura Hodges.
Spain has appeared in the Olympics four times but has yet to medal in women’s basketball. They took home the silver in the 2014 Women’s World Cup. The team is captained by Laia Palau.