Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Event Rundown: What Can I Bet On the Weekend?

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Event Rundown: What Can I Bet On the Weekend?

MyBookie returns with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics event rundown, where we take a look at the betting options for weekend sporting events. Here are our best bets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with three bets for Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1 and all the information you’ll need to know to place bets on Olympics Betting Odds.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Betting Options for July 31st and August 1st Events

Olympic Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview

Iran vs France

  • When: Saturday, July 31

Iran have lost both of their Tokyo 2020 Olympics openers against the Czech Republic (84-78) and the USA (120-66). They’re now set to face France, who are expected to hand Iran another heavy loss.

Iran have some solid pieces and can be competitive on the right day, but after seeing what they’ve produced of late, it’s hard to envision anything but a third straight loss on Saturday. Not only have Iran underperformed at the Olympics, but they’re also winless in their last five and hold an underwhelming 3-7 record in their last ten outings.

France enter this match with a perfect 2-0 record in the tournament. They have beaten the USA (83-76) and Czech Republic (97-77) without any real issues.

It’s still very early, but France are showing exceptional form, which is a welcome change to their pre-Olympics showings. France are 2-4 in their last six; however, we must value their recent results higher than their 0-4 run in early July.

The French should be able to seal the deal here with another straightforward win.

Prediction: France -26.5 points

Italy vs Nigeria

  • When: Saturday, July 31

Italy were unable to build on their success after beating Germany (92-82) and fell to Australia, who handed them a painful 83-86 defeat on Wednesday. Having suffered a loss in the second round is a significant setback for Italy and their chances of winning the group; however, they still stand a solid chance of getting back on track with a win here.

On Saturday, Italy will cross swords with the winless Nigeria, who fell against Australia (67-84) and Germany (92-99) and are now on a three-game losing streak. During the pre-Olympics friendlies, Nigeria already lost to Australia, who demolished them with 108-68.

On a more positive note, Nigeria won five in a row prior to their dry streak, where they defeated South Korea (108-66), Ivory Coast (83-66), China (86-73), USA (90-87), and Argentina (94-71).

This will be a tough match for Nigeria; however, you have to show some respect for their solid showing against Germany. Expecting Nigeria to defeat the win-hungry Italians might be a bit too optimistic, but we have seen enough from them to be hopeful that Nigeria can keep this one close.

Prediction: Nigeria +7.5 points

Olympic Men’s 100m Dash Betting Preview

  • When: Saturday, July 31

Men’s Olympics 100m dash kicks off on Saturday, July 31, featuring some of the fastest athletes in the world, who duke it out for a golden medal at Tokyo Olympics Stadium.

These Olympics feature a very competitive field; however, there is one name that stands out. Trayvon Bromell traveled to Japan as the man to beat, having won six of seven 100m races on the year, which includes the most recent Müller British Grand Prix, where he posted 9.98.

What’s more, Bromell has recorded his fastest 100m time earlier this year at 9.77. While he is definitely the rightful favorite, he will face tough competition in Ronnie Baker (+350), who has also posted a sub-10 second this year.

Bromell looks like a safe pick at -150, but there is far more value to be found with Baker at +350. Baker’s best time of the year was 9.85, which is still slower than Bromell; however, there is one more thing to consider.

Baker won 100 meters at Monaco Diamond League at the start of July, with 9.91. He finished ahead of Akani Simbine, Marcell Jacobs, De Gasse, and Bromell, who managed only fourth. 

If Bromell shows his best form in Japan, he will likely win, but if the odds-on favorite stumbles like he had earlier this month, Baker will be right there to steal the spotlight.

Prediction: Ronnie Baker to win 


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