Men's Basketball Olympic Odds
The United States has been able to largely dominate international basketball. Will they be able to grab another gold medal at the Rio Summer Olympics?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, USA is the clear favorite to win the gold in men’s basketball, as they are getting -2000 odds. Other short odds to win are Spain (+850) and France (+1200). The Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The United States has won the gold in the last two Olympic Games and five of the last six since professionals were allowed to compete. This year’s team is led by the likes of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Carmelo Anthony. They are also coached by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Spain has won the silver medal in the last two Olympic Games. They have never claimed the gold. They finished fifth at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. This year’s team has professionals like Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio and Jose Calderon.
France placed sixth at the 2012 Olympics. Their best finish in the Olympics was second in 2000. They finished third at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. This team features the like sof Tony Barker and Boris Diaw.