2021 Olympic Men’s Basketball: Odds for Team USA to Win Gold Medal

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The 2021 Olympics are rapidly approaching and USA Basketball is in the midst of their scrimmages to warm up for the real competition which starts on July 25.

Olympic Groups: Preliminary Round

  • Group A: France, Iran, United States, Czech Republic
  • Group B: Australia, Nigeria, Italy, Germany
  • Group C: Argentina, Japan, Spain, Slovenia

2021 USA Basketball Olympic Roster

Olympic Gold Medal Odds

Country

Odds

USA -625
Australia +1000
Spain +1200
France +1600
Slovenia +2200
Argentina +3300
Nigeria +4000
Italy +5000
Germany +8000
Czech Republic +8000
Japan +20000
Iran +25000

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Team USA has won four straight gold medals heading into this year’s games in Tokyo. This year’s version of the team including several first time participants, including Bradley Beal. Beal recently shared some insight as to how coach Gregg Popovich is getting the team prepared for the Olympic games. 

“Camp’s been intense, it’s been tough,” Beal said. “I mean it’s like NBA camp on steroids almost. it’s very attentive to detail, (Gregg Popovich) is excellent, like he is awesome to work with. And he just demands the best out of all of us, you know. And I think that’s what we all love and respect about him is there’s no favoritism, there’s accountability at every level, coaches, players, everybody, even himself. So I respect that heavily.”

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