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Australia vs Argentina: Prediction and Betting Tips
Australia to overcome the Argentina obstacle by relying on their NBA players
The Boomers were in great form before the Olympics beating the USA team in a friendly. Australia continued that form in the group stages and have now extended their winning streak to eight games. The Aussie’s toughest game was against Italy but they managed to win taking advantage of their superior size over the Italians.
Patty Mills the Spurs is Australia’s top scorer with 21.7 points per match and was the best scorer of the game in their last group game against Germany with 24 points and six assists. Coach Goorjian has many players from the NBA besides Mills like Joe Ingles, Aron Baynes, and others on whom Goorjian will rely in the important game against Argentina.
Australia Key Stats
- Australia are averaging 86.3 points per game in the Tokyo Olympics
- The average number of rebounds grabbed by Australia is 38.7
- 12.3 is the average number of turnovers per game by Australia
Argentina need to find better form than the first round
Gold medalists in 2004, this is Argentina’s eighth appearance in the Olympics. They have also won the bronze medal in 2008. El Alma Argentina have also won the Fiba World Cup in 1950 and the Fiba AmeriCup and the Pan American Games twice. Argentina are one of the leading nations in Basketball in South America.
Coach Sergio Hernandez faced tough games in the group stage losing to both Slovenia and Spain. They beat hosts Japan in their last match and clinched the quarter-final spot after finishing among the best teams who finished third in their group. The Blanco celeste beat Japan in their last match with Luis Scola scoring 23 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Argentina Key Stats
- The average number of points scored by Argentina is 89.3
- The two-point shot percentage by Argentina is 55.6%
- Argentina have made 30% of their shots from the three-points
Australia vs Argentina Prediction
Australia won the last three head-to-head meetings between these two and lead the overall games by 4-2. The Aussies are in much better form as we can see from their results and will have to play their normal game to advance to the semis.
Argentina meanwhile have just made it through to the quarter-finals and showed some weak performances against Slovenia and Spain. Coach Hernadez’s team need to be at their best level in order to have any chance of troubling this strong Australian side.
With the statistic they have in Tokyo, we think Australia can win this game. Given the game’s importance, we think Australia may score under their average score in Tokyo.
Australia vs Argentina Betting Tips
Australia to score Under 89.5 Points 1.88 at Vbet
Over 170.5 Total Points 1.82 at Vbet
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