USA vs France Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Betting Guide

After a couple of exciting weeks, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics are quickly coming to an end. There are only a few competitions left, including the men’s basketball portion of things. Team USA will take on France in the gold medal game on Friday, August 6 and it’s shaping up to be an exciting contest — especially when you consider each team’s recent history with the other.

With plenty of talented NBA and international players involved in this game, it’ll surely be an exciting contest. However, some fans enjoy adding a bit more of a thrill to the game by wagering on it. That may sound intimidating to some, which is why this guide has everything you need to know when betting on tonight’s USA-France Olympic men’s basketball gold medal game.

When Is USA vs France? What Time Does It Start? Where Can It Be Streamed?

The Olympic men’s basketball gold medal game between Team USA and France is scheduled for Friday, August 6 at 10:30 p.m. EST. The will be played at the Saitama Super Arena as usual.

Fortunately, basketball fans can watch the gold medal match in a number of ways. Television viewers can find the game on NBC. If you preferring live streams, you can also see it on Peacock, YouTube TV, NBCOlympics.com and other options depending on where you live.

Olympic Men's Basketball Gold Medal Game Odds

Heading into the USA-France matchup, there are several different markets available for sports bettors. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Here’s a look at some of the available markets.

Moneyline

Wagering on the moneyline is when you’re simply picking the winner of any given game. In this instance, USA is favored to defeat France at -900 odds, according to BetOnline. Meanwhile, the French will enter the contest as the +640 underdogs. At the end of the day, this is the easiest market for people to get into sports betting.

Point Spread

The point spread market is a bit different because it involves choosing whether or not you think the favored team can win by a certain amount of points. BetOnline is favoring USA to beat France by at least 12.5 points. If you think that’ll happen, you choose the Americans. If you think that they can’t beat France by 13 or more points, you pick the French.

Total

BetOnline is saying that USA and France will likely combine for 181.5 points on Friday. You now have the option of choosing whether they’ll score more than that (Over) or less than that (Under). Both options are listed at -110 odds, so the payout is the same regardless of the outcome.

Prop Bets

While BetOnline has a lot of great markets for the gold medal basketball game, so does Bovada. In fact, Bovada has a large selection of prop bets that you may not find elsewhere. If you’re unfamiliar, prop bets are markets that don’t necessarily reflect the outcome or final score of a game. In this case, bettors can find prop markets such as how many steals Jrue Holiday will end up with, who’ll be leading after the first half, how many rebounds Rudy Gobert will have and more. If you can think of it, Bovada probably has it.

USA vs France Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Stats and Trends

Here’s a look at some of the important statistics and trends heading into Friday’s gold medal game.

  • Team USA has a 4-1 record at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
  • France has a perfect 5-0 record at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Team USA is 6-1 in seven Olympic matchups against France. However, France earned their lone win in an 83-76 victory back on July 25, 2021.
  • Team USA is scoring 101.4 points per game at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
  • France is scoring 86.6 points per game at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Team USA’s game-high for points at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics is when they scored 120 against Iran on July 28.
  • France’s game-high for points at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics is when they scored 97 against the Czech Republic on July 28.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.