The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are in full swing, providing us with plenty of sporting events to follow, and most importantly, to bet on. With an abundance of sporting events happening around the clock, it might be difficult to find strong bets, which is where we come in.
MyBookie brings you a selection of the best bets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where we take a look at two events and provide you with betting previews and our picks, with all the information you’ll ever need to place bets against their Olympics Betting Odds.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Event Rundown: What can I bet on Monday, July 26?
-Olympic Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview for Monday, July 26-
Japan Vs Spain
- When: Monday, July 26
Japan and Spain will cross swords on Monday, July 26, in the opening round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics basketball tournament. It will mark the first meeting between these two nations since the 2006 World Cup when Spain demolished Japan 104-55.
To no one’s surprise, Spain enter the match as a heavy betting favorite (-3333), while you can back the host nation at +1201 to upset the 2019 World Champions. Given the obvious gap quality between the two teams, it makes little to no sense to side with Japan, while betting on Spain presents us with little to no value.
Instead, it’s worth exploring the points spread. Spain enter this match with a 4-1 record in their last five, which includes wins against France (87-79, 86-77) and Iran (96-53, 88-61), and a 76-83 loss against the USA.
Japan managed a 3-2 record in their last five outings with losses against China (84-90) and Iran (67-72), and three wins against France (81-75) and Iran (76-50, 85-57).
Japan have proven to be a much more formidable opponent than many expected, and their win against France proves that. Even though they’re clearly a much weaker team than Spain, the points handicap (19.5) seems a bit high for the opening match of the tournament.
We like the hosts with a 19.5 points advantage here.
Prediction: Japan +19.5 points
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Bahrain Vs Portugal
- When: Monday, July 26
Bahrain and Portugal will clash in the second round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Handball tournament in what is billed as a one-sided affair. However, we don’t quite agree with that.
Bahrain enter the match following a devastating 31-32 loss against Sweden in their tournament opener. They held an 18-16 lead by the end of the first half but then threw it all away and allowed Sweden to steal the win.
Even though Bahrain lost the match, they played exceptionally well, especially if you consider that they were priced as +2100 underdogs. This, however, wasn’t the first time Bahrain proved they should not be underestimated, having beaten Argentina (32-27) just a week prior as +326 outsiders.
Portugal lost their tournament opener against Egypt (31-37), which marked their third loss across their last five outings. Portugal already slipped against Spain (32-28) and Brazil (28-34) during their warm-up matches for the Olympics.
Portugal might be one of the best teams in the world; however, they haven’t been showing that recently. They have been struggling against significantly weaker nations before, and there is nothing that would suggest that will change here.
A smaller position on Bahrain to stun the favorites is definitely something to consider, but if you’re looking for some security, Bahrain, with a 4.5 goals advantage, is the way to go.
Prediction: Bahrain to win
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