Team USA vs Argentina Betting Odds At 2012 Olympics
It’s the final game in Group play in for the United States men’s basketball team, as they will take on their highest ranked opponent yet in the No.3 ranked squad from Argentina. Team USA comes off of their toughest game yet, winning by just five points over Lithuania.
Just about everything went right for the United States against Nigeria last week, but that wasn’t the case at all against Lithuania over the weekend. In fact, the result was in doubt for most of the game. The United States ended up getting a 99-94 victory to remain undefeated in Group play, with this their final game before the elimination round begins.
Olympics Basketball Betting Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set Team USA as 24-point favorites over Argentina on Monday. And the first thought from us when looking at the betting line was wow, that seems like a lot going up against a team with NBA players, ranked No.3, and coming off of a narrow win.
But the United States has had close games before, and responded well in the face of adversity when they have had it.
But if Team USA does cover this line, then really the game won’t be close. The United States will need at least a 25-point win over Argentina on Monday to cover the betting line. It is the closest betting line that the United States have had. But Team USA is just 2-2 against the spread in the 2012 Olympics. They have alternated wins and losses, so conventional wisdom might lead to thinking the United States will cover.
If Team USA does cover, you can bet that they will go into the elimination round feeling very confident about themselves.
The United States still appears to be on a collision course with the No.2 ranked team in the world in Spain, but it is clear that despite their last game, oddsmakers still assert the United States as huge favorites both against Argentina, and to win the gold medal for a second-straight Olympic games.