The Men’s USA Basketball Team picked up their first win in Group A against Iran 120-66. Spain and Slovenia have locked up Group C. In addition, in Group B, Australia has secured a spot in the knockout stage and the final spot will come down to Italy or Germany. The plan is simple for Team USA, win and you are in! Below is my Men’s Basketball Olympics Best Bet and Prediction for July 31st!
Time: 8:00am EST
TV Schedule: NBCSN
Spread: USA -23.5
Money Line: Czech Republic +1600 | USA -3800
Czech Republic vs USA Betting Predictions
Team USA bounced back nicely in their win against Iran as I expected winning and covering spread in both the first half and full game. Iran does not have any NBA talent and it was a game where the American team could get their confidence back. Furthermore, Damian Lillard was the star on the floor for the Americans. He scored 23 points including seven three-point shots. The scoring balance was good for the Team USA as they had six players in double figures.
Czech Republic’s lone victory was against Iran. Not much to be impressed with since they are one of the worst teams in the Olympics. In fact, the Iran team has allowed 84 to the Czech Republic and 120 to Team USA. In addition, the Czech Republic lacks experience in the Olympics as this is their first appearance. The only NBA talent the Czech Republic has is Chicago Bulls point guard Tomas Satoransky. That probably won’t scare the American time.
This is simple for Team USA. Win and you’re into the knockout stage. As I mentioned in the handicap versus the star will step for Team USA. I expect Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, and Devin Booker to lead the way again for the Americans!
Best Bet: USA -23.5
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