The most intriguing matchup at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games happens for the second time when Rudy Gobert-led France takes on Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and the United States in the Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal match. USA is a big favorite to exact revenge over the French. Will Durant and Co. close the deal on Gobert and his mates? Or will the French pull off another Olympic shocker? Check out Olympics Betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for the United States versus France.
Olympics Basketball Men’s Gold Medal – Final Match
USA Versus France in the Final
- When: Friday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 pm ET
- Where: Tokyo, Japan
Why bet on France versus the United States
The French have proven they can beat the Americans. In the U.S.’s first game, Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, and other French basketball stars punched the U.S. in the mouth. France beat the United States 83-76. They did so through terrific defense and forcing the U.S. out of their comfort zone. Although Durant and his mates have rolled since then, what’s to say France doesn’t come up with another awesome game plan?
France Last 5
- W – 90-89 vs. Slovenia
- W – 84-75 vs. Italy
- W – 79-62 vs. Iran
- W – 97-77 vs. Czech Republic
- W – 83-76 vs. USA
France Predicted Starting Lineup
- G. Yabusele
- N. Batum
- R. Gobert
- E. Fournier
- N. De Colo
Why bet on the United States versus France
After the loss to France, the U.S. could have decided to wallow in misery. But instead of feeling sorry for themselves, or blaming each other, the United States decided to dominate. Big wins over Iran and the Czech Republic signaled the U.S. was back on track. The quarterfinals victory against Spain and then the semifinal beating the United States put onto Australia, shows Team USA is ready for the rematch versus France.
USA Last 5
- W – 97-78 vs. Australia
- W – 95-81 vs. Spain
- W – 119-84 vs. Czech Republic
- W – 120-66 vs. Iran
- L – 76-83 vs. France
USA Predicted Starting Lineup
- B. Adebayo
- D. Booker
- J. Holiday
- D. Lillard
- K. Durant
Olympic Men’s Gold Medal Game Final Betting Analysis
No doubt, the United States provided the more impressive semifinal performance. Facing a decent Australian side, USA dominated, beating the Aussie’s by 19 in a 97-78 contest. The U.S. shot over 50% from the field.
In a contrasting performance, France barely beat Slovenia 90-89. The French allowed Luka Doncic and his countrymen to shoot close to 46% from the field and over 33% from three.
But just because the French struggled versus Slovenia, we shouldn’t write off their chances to keep it close agianst the U.S. Yes, the United States has played great since the loss to France earlier in the Olympics.
But no team in the tournament matches up with the United States as well as the French. Gobert, Fournier, and Batum are NBA players. There’s also a chance France over looked Doncic and his mates in anticipation of this.
The United States should prevail and win gold. France has a fantastic shot of covering the spread, though. Back the French against the spread.
Basketball Pick: France ATS
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