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Olympic basketball odds: USA heavy favorite on both sides

Yesterday, Alex power ranked the 12 teams competing for Olympic basketball gold on the men’s side. In it, he ranked USA Basketball as the prohibitive favorite, with Spain, Lithuania, and France falling in line as the next most likely countries to medal.

As it turns out, oddsmaskers tend to agree, except in the case of Jonas Valanciunas’ squad, ranking the 12 competitors with the following odds:

1. USA -1600 (Alex rank: 1)
2. Spain +1000 (2)
3. France +1400 (4)
4. Serbia +2200 (6)
T-5. Brazil +2800 (7)
T-5. Lithuania +2800 (3)
7. Argentina +3300 (9)
8. Croatia +5000 (5)
9. Australia +12500 (8)
T-10. China +50000 (11)
T-10. Venezuela +50000 (10)
T-10. Nigeria +50000 (12)

The US is nearly as prohibitive a favorite on the women’s side:

1. USA -1400
2. Australia +850
3. Spain +1400
4. France +2000
5. Serbia +2800
6. Brazil +3300
7. Canada +4000
8. Turkey +5000
9. Belarus +12500
10. China +15000
11. Japan +50000
12. Sengeal +75000

If you’re a believer in the Canadian women, it could pay off to put your money where your patriotism is (and if you’re more for casino games than sportsbooks, click here to discover the best online casino for Canadian players).

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