Team USA Men’s Basketball vs France Betting Odds
The United States men’s basketball team gets their 2012 Olympics underway on Sunday in an opening match up with France.
Team USA is a big favorite coming into London to win the Gold Medal, well ahead of any of the other countries. Spain is their nearest competition according to the odds, but are well back.
The United States have been set as 1/8 favorites on 2012 Olympics Betting odds available at Bovada Sportsbook to win gold.
But outside of the overall betting odds to win the gold medal, Olympic Betting Odds have also formed individual game betting odds. The United States and France play on Sunday afternoon, with Team USA getting the big edge to cruise past and begin their Olympics quest with a victory.
The United States have been set as 25.5-point favorites over France. So if you are a bettor who likes the underdog when they get a ton of points this could be your game. But then again, Team USA is favored by 25 points for a reason.
To cover, Team USA will need to win by at least 26 points, which would certainly be considered a nice victory to start. However, a win by 25 points or less would give the win against the spread to France.
There is no shortage of hype or expectations surrounding Team USA, and they will need to come out and assert themselves. A big victory over France would definitely put the rest of the countries on their schedule on notice.
Oddsmakers have also set down prop betting odds for this tournament for players from the United States. These player props ask how many points some of the big names on the team will average, as well as going up against the historical matchups against the 1992 Dream Team.
With all of the comparisons between the two and who would win in the media these days, it seems only fitting that oddsmakers would come up with betting odds like these.
Be sure to check out all of these betting odds below as seen on Bovada.