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Spain vs USA: Prediction and Betting Tips

05:40, Aug 03 2021
Spain vs USA prediction for Tuesday’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Men’s Basketball quarter-final clash at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. Finishing second in Group C, Spain will meet the USA who also finished second in Group B. Follow on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Spain in a very tough task

Spain’s last match in the group stage against Slovenia was very important to avoid clashing with the USA in the quarter-finals. The Spanish team though couldn’t hold on to a 12 point lead they had in the third quarter. Spain had a terrible fourth-quarter scoring just 25% of their field goals and were one from eight from mid-range. 

Spain were outscored 27-17 in the fourth quarter and consequently lost the match. Ricky Rubio has been the best scoring player on the Spanish team by far registering 21.3 points per game. Spain have lost the last nine meetings with the USA with their last and only win dating back to 2002 in the Fiba World Cup. 

Spain Key Stats

  • The average points per game scored by Spain in Tokyo is 85 
  • Spain are shooting 57% from the mid-range
  • 13 is the number of turnovers per game by Spain in Tokyo

The USA improving as they progress

Team USA recovered from their opening match defeat against France in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. It was a worrying performance for coach Gregg Popovich who was criticized by some of his players for the offensive tactics the US team was adopting.

Everything changed in their next two games, as the NBA stars took matters more seriously and beat Iran 120-66 and then the Czech Republic 119-84. Points scoring is spread between all players of the US team with five players averaging over 11 points as the best scorers of the team. The US team will face a strong challenge from an experienced Spanish side but the Americans have the edge with their speed and quickness on the court.

USA Key Stats

  • The USA have scored an average of 105 points per game in Tokyo
  • The field goal percentage by the USA is 51.4%
  • 60% is the USA’s percentage from the mid-range

Spain vs USA Prediction

In one of the most awaited quarter-final games, these two Basketball heavyweights face each other with the chance to advance to the semi-finals. 1.13 is the odds for the USA to win at Vbet.

The Americans suffered in their first game but dominated in their next two despite playing against much weaker teams than France. It will be a real test now against Spain who have players who play in the NBA.

The US team know the Spanish players very well especially the ones who play in the NBA thus they won’t face any surprises unless they play as badly as they played against France.

We predict a USA win but the odds being so low we will bet on the total points in the game and back under 181 total points.

Spain vs USA Betting Tips

Under 181 Points 1.76 at Vbet

Over 43 first-quarter points 1.58 at Vbet

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