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USA vs Australia: Prediction and Betting Tips

05:15, Aug 05 2021
USA vs Australia prediction for Thursday’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s basketball semi-final showdown at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. In the first semi-final of the Olympic Games 2020 two of the world’s heavyweights, USA and Australia go head to head to reserve a place in the Gold medal match. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

A higher level of performance is needed by the USA team

For the fifth consecutive Olympic games, the USA team ended Spain’s hopes of a Gold medal when they beat the Spanish national team 95-81 in the quarter-finals of Tokyo 2020. It should be noted Ricky Rubio’s amazing 38 point effort that the USA team could absorb with Kevin Durant’s 29 points and four of his teammates who scored in double digits.

The US team trailed by 11 points in the second quarter but a great effort from all players saw Gregg Popovich’s team take control of the game from then on. 48% field goals in the match and 13 three-pointers were enough for the US team to seal the game and head for a fiery semi-final match against Australia.

The USA Key Stats

  • The US team have an average of 58% of field goals made in Tokyo 2020
  • The average number of rebounds grabbed by the US team per game is 35.8
  • 102.5 points per game is the average points scored by the US team 

Australia is on high alert to perform at their best

Four dominating wins in a row by Australia saw them reach the semi-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Aussies have reached the semi-final for the second consecutive time. The world-ranked number three will have their toughest test yet against a US team whom the Boomers beat in their last two matches which were friendlies.

In their quarter-final match, Australia faced no real resilience from Argentina and beat them by 38 points. With players like Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, and Aron Baynes who all play in the NBA have proved they are capable of at least troubling the US team and will be on full focus in this game to try to perform in their best possible standard to reach the gold medal game.

Australia Key Stats

  • The average three-point shots made by Australia is 40% in Tokyo
  • Australia made on average 10 steals per game
  • 89 points per game is the average points scored by Australia

USA vs Australia Prediction

Australia will be hoping to repeat their last two games’ results against the US team. The Americans don’t look as invincible as they did before with key NBA stars like Lebron James and Stephen Curry among others missing from the Olympics.

The advantage of the Australian team over the US team is the mismatches in size they have in some crucial areas. Also, coach Brian Goorjian’s team play very aggressive defense and impose great pressure on their opponents.

Much more is expected from the US stars like Booker and Lillard who were their team’s leading scorers in the NBA but are averaging 8.5 and 12.8 points respectively.

With odds of 1.14 at Vbet, the USA team are favorites to win. We will predict the total points scored in the game as it has much more profitable odds.

USA vs Australia Betting Tips

Under 180.5 Points 1.75 at Vbet

Over 43.5 1st Quarter Points 1.65 at Vbet

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