Olympic basketball 2021: Argentina vs Slovenia prediction and betting tips (July 26)
Slovenia is ready to continue their streak of wins, whereas Argentina Olympic basketball team has not won even once in 4 fixtures.
Mike Tobey will play a key role in Slovenia's success
Mike Tobey will play a key role in Slovenia's success
by Alex Weaver Alex Weaver

Argentina and Slovenia Olympic basketball teams will meet each other on 26 July 2021 at the Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan. Fixture will start at 4:40 a.m. by GMT+0. You will find Argentina vs Slovenia (July 26) betting tips and prediction further in this article.

Argentina vs Slovenia Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites

Slovenia Olympic basketball team is the clear favourite of this fixture due to their recent results, according to a moneyline market on the betting sites.

Aleksander Sekulic’s men to win the first round of the group stage come with the odds of 1.38 (-260 American; 5/13 Fractional). Whereas Argentina to win the first fixture at the 2021 Olympics is priced with the odds of 3.15 (+215; 43/20). Chances of these outcomes are as follows: Slovenia — 70% Argentina — 30%.

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Over/Under points total:

  • Over 177.5 points — 1.86 (-115; 20/23)
  • Under 177.5 points — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)

Points spread:

  • Slovenia (-6.0) — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Argentina (+6.0) — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

The player picks odds:

  • Luka Doncic — Over 24.5 points: 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Luis Scola — Over 15.5 points: 1.76 (-132; 19/25)

Argentina vs Slovenia Olympic basketball match preview and stats

Argentina Olympic basketball team have lost 4 last matches in a row. Argentina's main problem is a lack of high-level forwards in top shape. Their best attacker is 41-years-old Luis Scola, who scores 16.7 points per game on average. That is the reason why Argentine total points per game ratio equals 78.3

Notably, they have scored less than 85 points in their last 4 games. This outcome in the next fixture comes with the odds of 1.80 (-125; 4/5).

Slovenia is the second best team in the group. They have won in 6 last matches in a row. Their roster is radically different from Argentina’s. We may see many young talents like Mike Tobey and Klemen Prepelic, who score 26 and 22.5 points per game on average, respectively. The Slovenia Olympic basketball team has finished approximately 51.5% of their shots successfully, which is a solid execution ratio.

Slovenia has hit the basket 68 times per game on average in the last 10 games. They have scored 95.5 ppg on average in those fixtures. This team to score over 91.5 points is priced with the odds of 1.80 (-125; 4/5).

Argentina vs Slovenia Olympic basketball key players and lineups

Argentina projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Faccudo Campazzo
  • Shooting guard: Maximo Fjellerup
  • Small forward: Patricio Garino
  • Power forward: Luis Scola
  • Center: Marcos Delia

Luis Scola is an Argentine playmaker and the key to their success. Despite his age Luis is the top scorer in his team with an average number of points equalling 16.7 per game. Also, Luis Scola finishes 56% of his shots with points earned.

Slovenia projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Aleksei Nikolic
  • Shooting guard: Klemen Prepelic
  • Small forward: Vlatko Cancar
  • Power forward: Luka Doncic
  • Center: Mike Tobey

Mike Tobey is one of the best European players in the center position. He scores 26 ppg on average. Tobey had a perfect club season with Valencia in the Liga Endesa, in which they finished third. He finishes 48% of his shots successfully.

Argentina vs Slovenia Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction

The Argentina Olympic basketball team has lost in 4 of their last 5 fixtures. We will not see top-forwards featuring in their roster at the Olympics, who may affect the final score. Whereas Slovenia is undefeated in the last 6 and is full of top Euroleague players.

Betting prediction: Slovenia to win

Odds: 1.38 (-222 American, 9/20 Fractional)

Argentina has problems under the basket. They do not have enough players who make enough throws and finish these shots successfully enough. Frankly speaking, there is only one such player. Also, they have scored less than 85 points in 11 of their last 12 games.

Betting prediction: Under 85.5 points by Argentina

Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)

Basketball Olympic Basketball . Group C. Round 1
Argentina — Slovenia
Lost
Under 85.5 points by Argentina
1.80
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