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Even though they face stiff competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, the United States Men’s Basketball Team is listed as a 1/4 favorite by oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.

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The Favorite: United States

The U.S. brings outstanding talent, youth and veteran experience to Beijing in August and it’s no surprise that oddsmakers have made them a 1/4 favorite to win the Summer Olympics Men’s Basketball Tournament. Thanks to NBA MVP Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar LeBron James, the U.S. is blessed with extraordinary talent. Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd brings a ton of veteran experience to the hardwood as well. Even though they didn’t capture any medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, the U.S. is still a heavy favorite to win a gold medal this time around.

The Value: Argentina

Even though Argentina won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Sydney, oddsmakers have listed their odds of winning this year’s men’s basketball tournament at 10/1. Led by San Antonio Spurs’ star Manu Ginobili, Argentina is a great value bet and could give the United States issues with their style of quick play. Although something to keep in mind is that prior to the 2004 games, Argentina’s best finish was fourth at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

The Long Shot Sleeper: China

Led by NBA stars Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian, the long shot in this summer’s men’s basketball tournament very well might be China. Few opponents have the players to match up with Ming’s size and the China basketball will certainly benefit a bit from playing in their home country. Oddsmakers have currently made China a 50/1 long shot to win in Beijing.

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: Odds to Win Men's Basketball Tournament

USA 1/4 

Spain 7/2 

Argentina 10/1 

Russia 14/1 

Lithuania 20/1 

Greece 16/1 

China 50/1 

Croatia 100/1 

Australia 200/1 

Germany 100/1 

Angola 500/1 

Iran 1000/1

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