2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Prediction: France Stun USA

French NBA stars beat USA’s NBA stars 83-76. The original USA vs France Odds and Prediction was that the US will beat France.

Game Summary

The French managed to beat the United States the second time in 2 years as the US lost their first Olympics match since 2004. The US led 45-37 in the first half before losing the second half 31-46. The French scored 16-2 at the fag end of the match.

Field Goal %46.8%36.2%
3 Point %29.6%31.3%

Evan Fournier – 28 points (Boston Celtics and France)

Rudy Gobert – 14 points (Utah Jazz and France)

Jrue Holiday – 18 points (Bucks and USA)

Kevin Durant – 10 points (Nets and USA)

Originally tweeted by Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) on July 25, 2021.

Coaches: Tactically, here’s what I saw in ⁦@usabasketball⁩ loss. Switching man was ineffective because: a. Switched into bad matchups. b. Too vulnerable in hi-lo or on off. glass. c. Bigs guarding away from hoop poor. d. No accountability on weak side or transition D.

The United States can still win the Gold Medal if they get their act together

Pre-Game Analysis

United States will begin their 2021 Summer Olympics basketball campaign by taking on France on Sunday. USA have won 3 consecutive Basketball gold medals and this year they will be hoping to win the fourth gold medal.

Prior to the Sunday’s clash USA played four exhibition matches. They were able to win two while they lost other two. USA defeated Argentina and Spain while they lost to Nigeria and Australia in the exhibitions. France on the other hand lost all the three exhibition games that it played recently. Spain defeated France twice and their last defeat was at the hands of Japan.

The two teams, USA and France will come face to face at Tokyo on Sunday, 25th July.

United States is predicted to win against France on Sunday as per latest USA vs France Odds and Prediction for 2021 Olympics Basketball game
Source: FIBA

2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner

France and United States will start their Olympics campaign on Sunday. Both the teams did not have exhibitions as they might have expected. USA in 4 exhibition games lost two while France lost all of their 3 exhibition games. Going in the game, Team USA will be equipped with some of the well known faces of NBA. France on the other hand will include reigning defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert. They will also have the service of SG Evan Fournier, F Nicolas Batum, G/F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and PG Frank Ntilikina.

However, looking at the past records and as well as considering the head-to-head stats between the two teams, USA has an edge over France going in the match. Smarkets too predicts a win for Team United States in Sunday’s game against France. As per them the win probability of USA as of now stands at 69.44% while the chances of France beating USA stands at mere 15.15%.

United States is predicted to win their opening game against France on Sunday.

United StatesFrancePredicted Winner
SmarketsOdds: 1.12Odds: 5.8USA
OddssharkMoney Line: -600Money Line: +1800USA
Betting ExpertOdds: 1.15Odds: 6.0USA

2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Team News

Team USA will include the likes of Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum for the upcoming Olympics games. The side will be lead by coach Gregg Popovich. The world No. 1 team will be hoping to win the Olympics gold for the 4th time in a row. It must be remembered that United States has won six of the last seven Olympic titles. In 2004, Athens Olympics USA finished 3rd with Argentina winning the title.

Here are the players who will part of Team USA for the upcoming Sunday’s game against France:

  • Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
  • Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
  • Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
  • Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons)
  • Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)
  • Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
  • Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets)
  • Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)

Team France on the other hand will include the likes of Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Frank Ntilikina and others. In 2019 France won the bronze medal in Basketball World Cup after it defeated Australia.

2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head

The head-to-head stats between USA and France suggests a complete one side domination by USA. USA and France have played 6 Olympics basketball games against each other.

In all the 6 games, USA emerged as a winner. Last time the two teams met was back in 2016 Olympics games. USA defeated France in first round by 100-97 points.

2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Latest News

[25th July] Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the US

[25th July] Booker, Middleton and Holiday arrive just hours before U.S. men tip off

[23rd July] Danger and drama are very real for US men’s basketball team at Tokyo Olympics

[23rd July] Team USA coach Gregg Popovich: ‘We’ve been preparing for France for two years … I think about it every day’

A record 121 NBA and WNBA players are featured on national team rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Schedules of Both the Team

This year Olympics will debut a new format for basketball. The teams are divided into 3 groups of 4 teams each. USA and France are part of Group A along with Czech Republic and Iran.

Here is the schedule of group games for both USA and France in Olympics 2020:

July 25: USA vs. France, 8 a.m. ET

July 28: USA vs. Iran, 12:40 a.m. ET

July 28: France vs Czech Republic,

July 31: USA vs. Czech Republic, 8 a.m. ET

July 31: France vs Iran

2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Match Details

USA vs France

Scheduled Date and Time: 25th July, 8AM EST

Host Nation: Japan

Where to Watch: The Olympics will be broadcast on NBC’s family of networks. Team USA’s opening-round men’s basketball games will all air live streaming on Peacock.

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Subhash, Founder of Crowdwisdom360 is an MBA and a Trained Financial Advisor with an extensive background in Forecasting in Financial Services and Politics. He has appeared many times on National TV and has written for a variety of magazines on Wealth Management and Election Strategy.

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