Olympic Basketball Odds: USA Men, Women Still Betting Favorites In Rio

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The Olympic men’s and women’s basketball knockout stages in Rio are underway, and the United States teams remain the favorites to win gold.

The women’s squad is an overwhelming favorite to claim a fifth consecutive gold medal, according to oddsmakers. The men’s team, though, has shown more weaknesses.

The USA men barely beat Serbia and France to end the preliminary round, and now it must play arguably the tournament’s second-best team, Spain, in the semifinals. The Americans got away with a poor first quarter in Wednesday’s quarterfinal win over Argentina, but they might not be so fortunate against the Spaniards.

Here are the latest odds for men’s and women’s Olympic basketball in Rio, courtesy of Bovada. And for complete Olympic betting odds, check out OddsShark.com.

Men’s Basketball
Olympics Basketball Men — Winner
USA 1/12
Spain 12/1
Australia 13/1
Serbia 18/1

USA vs. Spain
USA -12½
Spain +12½

Serbia vs. Australia
Serbia +3½
Australia -3½

Women’s Basketball
Olympics Basketball Women — Winner
USA 1/50
Spain 16/1
France 33/1
Serbia 25/1

USA vs. France
USA -26½
France +26½

Serbia vs. Spain
Serbia +5½
Spain -5½

Click to read OddsShark.com’s Olympic betting coverage

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