Olympic basketball 2021: France vs USA prediction and betting tips (August 7)
These teams have already met in their very first match at the 2021 Olympics. Ironically, they are set to meet in the final match of this event.
In the semis, Durant (left) scored 23 points and did 11 attacking actions
In the semis, Durant (left) scored 23 points and did 11 attacking actions

The France vs USA game will take place on Saturday, 7 August 2021, starting at 02:30 a.m. GMT. The venue is Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan. You may check France vs USA (August 7) prediction and betting tips which are further, as well as the betting odds.

France vs USA Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites

The previous match of these teams ended in a victory for France. Since then the USA has improved significantly, defeating the rest of their opponents. The USA to win the fourth men’s basketball tournament at the Olympics in a row is priced with the odds of 1.15 (-667 American; 3/20 Fractional). France to win in the final comes with the odds of 7.50 (+650; 13/2). Winning chances are as follows: the United States — 87%, France — 13%.

Below are the latest odds for other France vs USA Olympic big betting markets.

Over/Under points total:

  • Over 175.5 points — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
  • Under 175.5 points — 1.99 (-101; 99/100)

Points spread:

  • USA (-12.5) — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
  • France (+12.5) — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)

The player picks odds:

  • Over 22.5 points by Evan Fournier — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Under 22.5 points by Evan Fournier — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Over 22.5 points by Kevin Durant — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Under 22.5 points by Kevin Durant — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)

France vs USA Olympic basketball match preview and stats

This is the first time for the France Olympic basketball team to qualify for the final without losses in the previous stages. Their results at the 2021 Olympics are as follows: Argentina (118-100), Japan (116-81), Spain (95-87), Germany (94-70) and Slovenia (90-89). It is important to note that Slovenia was close to beat the Blues in the semi-final, but everything changed in the 3rd period, which was won by France with a difference of 8 points

France is the team with the highest accuracy among those who still remain in the tournament. It equals 48.1%, whereas the same ratio in their H2H fixtures against the USA is equal to 50.3%, which is a marvellous result.

The Blues have scored 83 points or more in the last 3 matches against the USA, which is priced with the odds of 1.96 (-104; 24/25) in the final.

In spite of the unsuccessful first match at the 2021 Olympics, the USA Olympic basketball team has shown their usual peak form later, defeating each of their opponents with a confident handicap. Their last match ended with a confident victory over Australia (97-78), which was the main contender for the Olympic gold according to the FIBA ranking.

The Blues are an uncomfortable rival for the USA. Gregg Popovich’s men showed worse defence and accuracy than France in their last 3 H2H matches. The only stats in which the States are stronger is the number of attacking actions: we have seen 31 actions per game completed by the Americans on average.

The USA has scored 101.4 ppg on average at the 2021 Olympics. A total over 100.5 points by the USA in the final is priced with the odds of 3.20 (+220; 11/5).

France vs USA Olympic basketball key players and lineups

France Olympic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Nando de Colo
  • Shooting guard: Evan Fournier
  • Small forward: Nicola Batum
  • Power forward: Guerschon Yabusele
  • Center: Rudy Gobert

Evan Fournier saved the semi-final match for his team. He scored 23 points, made 5 rebounds and 3 assists. He may play a key role for the France squad again.

USA Olympic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Damien Lillard
  • Shooting guard: Keldon Johnson
  • Small forward: Kevin Durant
  • Power forward: Draymond Green
  • Center: JaVale McGee

Kevin Durant keeps being the best forward in his team. In the semis he scored 23 points and completed 11 attacking actions (9 rebounds, 2 assists).

France vs USA Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction

The Blues have had a total of under 177.5 points in 16 of their last 17 fixtures, the same outcome that we have seen in 4 of their 5 H2H matches against the USA. Also, a point difference of 10 points or less has played out in all of the last 3 H2H fixtures between the USA and France. Kevin Durant has scored 23 points or more in the last 3 games.

All this drives me to a conclusion that we should anticipate a game rich in points scored.

Betting prediction: Over 177.5 points total

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 11/10 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 22.5 points by Kevin Durant

Odds: 1.85 (-118 American; 17/20 Fractional)

France — USA
Lost
Futures
Over 177.5 points
1.91
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