Olympic basketball 2021: Spain vs USA prediction and betting tips (August 3)
Both teams were among top 3 favorites to win the 2021 Olympics basketball competition. Most probably this is the final played in the quarters.
Spain will push for a close game vs USA
Spain will push for a close game vs USA
by Alex Weaver Alex Weaver

Fixture between the USA and Spain will take place on 3 August 2021, starting at 04:40 a.m. GMT. The venue is Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. We prepared Spain vs USA (August 3) prediction and betting tips for you to check further.

Spain vs USA (August 3) Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites

Online bookmakers are confident in the USA. The United States to qualify for the semis is priced with the odds of 1.20 (-500 American; 2/5 Fractional). La Roja’s victory comes with the odds of 5.00 (+400; 4/1). Their chances are as follows: USA — 80%, Spain — 20%.

Below are the latest odds for the main Spain vs USA betting markets.

Over/Under points total:

  • Over 179.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Under 179.5 points — 2.00 (+100; evens)

Points spread:

  • Spain (+12.5) — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • USA (-12.5) — 2.00 (+100; evens)

Spain vs USA (August 3) basketball match preview and stats

Despite the defeat against Slovenia, the Spain Olympic basketball team played well in the group stage. They topped Group C eventually.There were 2 victories and 1 loss for the Spaniards. The results and rivals in the group stage were as follows: Japan (88-77), Argentina (81-71), Slovenia (87-95)

La Roja haven’t beaten the United States in 19 year, which makes the USA the most difficult rival for them. The main reason is their accuracy in H2H fixtures. Spain has scored less than 40 percent of all the shots against the USA on average.

The Spanish squad has scored more than 85.5 points in 6 of its last 8 matches. Spain to score 86 or more points in their next fixture is priced with the odds of 2.05 (+105; 21/20).

The USA Olympic basketball team also finished the group with 2 wins and 1 loss. But Group A was significantly weaker, and Gregg Popovich’s men should have won all their matches easily. The results and rivals of the USA in the group stage were as follows: France (76-83), Iran (120-66), Czech Republic (119-84).

Team USA is ready to meet La Roja with 9 wins in their head-to-head fixtures in a row. Unlike Spain, the USA has no problem with accuracy. The ratio was equal to approximately 51% in their last 5 matches and 45% in fixtures against Spain. Also, Team USA has had the best defence in their group with 47 defensive actions — 19 blockshots and 28 interceptions.

The USA has scored less than 90.5 points in the last 3 H2H fixtures against Spain. The same outcome in the quarter-final is priced with the odds of 3.00 (+200; 2/1).

Spain vs USA (August 3) Olympic basketball key players and lineups

Spain Olympic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Ricky Rubio
  • Shooting guard: Alberto Abalbe
  • Small forward: Victor Claver
  • Power forward: Rudy Fernandez
  • Center: Marc Gasol

Ricky Rubio keeps being the best in his national team. He has scored 18 points, made 2 rebounds and 9 assists in the last round of the group stage.

USA Olympic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Damien Lillard
  • Shooting guard: Keldon Johnson
  • Small forward: Kevin Durant
  • Power forward: Draymond Green
  • Center: JaVale McGee

Kevin Durant shined in his last game, where he scored 23 points, made 8 rebounds and 6 assists. In doing this he set a new record, scoring the highest number of points (351) at all the Olympics among the USA players.

Spain vs USA (August 3) Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction

Both teams are unpredictable now. Both showed fine performance in their groups, but they are able to perform much better. This fixture should be a close one, because the point difference was not higher than 11 points in 7 of the last 8 head-to-head matches.

Besides, I advise you to take a closer look at the total under 90.5 points by the USA. We have seen the same outcome in their last 3 H2H fixtures against Spain.

Betting prediction: Spain — Points spread (+12.5)

Odds: 1.90 (+100 American; evens)

Betting prediction: USA — Under 90.5 points

Odds: 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional)

Basketball Olympic Basketball . Men. Quarter-finals
Spain — USA
Spain — Points spread (+12.5)
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