Welcome to our guide that shows you everything you need to get more from betting on basketball in Olympics. We’ll reveal which sportsbooks have the best Olympics basketball odds for both the men’s and women’s events. Plus you’ll get our expert Olympics basketball betting tips to make sure that you win whatever bets you put down. It’s never been easier to make the most of the Olympics basketball betting odds!
Why the USA is top of the men’s Olympics basketball odds
It doesn’t take a genius to realise that the USA are the outright favourites to get the men’s Olympic basketball gold. After all, this is the nation that gave us the NBA, so it would be pretty weird if the US basketball team didn’t deliver the goods.
As it stands, Bet365 have the USA at odds of 1.11 to beat Australia in the semi-final. It would take some kind of miracle for Australia to win here as Bet365 have the Australians at moneyline odds of 6.75. Our Olympics basketball betting tip here is to take advantage of a spread which is at 11.5. All you need to get extra value from your basketball bets.
The other half of the men’s tournament is a little more engrossing. It features a semi-final match between two equally weighted teams – France and Slovenia. We’re going out on a limb here to predict that Slovenia will edge this match. The best Olympics basketball betting odds you can get for a Slovenia win are 1.65 at Betway.
In terms of who will win the men’s Olympic basketball gold outright, it simply has to be the USA. Betting on Olympic Games should always factor in the chance of a big upset, but we think that the USA are just too good for even a talented Slovenian side to win here.
No prizes for who’s leading the women’s Olympics basketball odds
If you look at any betting site from Pinnacle to GGBet, you’ll see that they have the USA to easily claim the women’s gold. If anything the women’s basketball odds are even shorter here with the USA being given odds of just 1.05 to beat Serbia in the semi-final. So if you want to get value from your basketball betting on the USA, you’ll have to hunt down some pretty obscure player props bet markets.
Again, it’s the other half of the tournament that is a touch more interesting. This features the home nation Japan taking on a talented French team. Ordinarily, we’d say that France should win this game and book their place against the USA in the final.
However, there’s something about the Japanese team that could cause a minor upset. Even without the lack of a crowd, Japan could still make home advantage work for them. So be sure to hunt around for the bookie who might have undervalued Japan’s odds as the women’s team has everything necessary to cause a big surprise.