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USA vs France:Prediction and Betting Tips

03:30, Aug 07 2021
The USA vs France prediction for Saturday’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Men’s Basketball Gold Medal match at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. Team USA will be up against France for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Gold medal match. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

The USA have reached their top form as they reach the final

The USA team are one game away from winning their 17th Gold medal in the Olympics. The Americans have lost the Gold just twice in 18 appearances. They have never lost a final match.

It was in 1989 that Fiba allowed the NBA players to take part in the Olympics. In 1992, the USA fielded what was called a “Dream Team” composed of the best NBA players and dominated their matches completely.

Despite missing some key players like Lebron James and Stephen Curry among others, this year’s US team could reach the final yet again. It wasn’t as easy as coach Popovich would desire though. They lost their first game against their opponents in the final, France, and trailed in many of their matches before rallying to win.

In their semi-final match against Australia who also have many NBA players, the USA team struggled in the early part of the game. They were 0-9 from the arc until the second quarter’s fifth minute and trailed by 15 points. Kevin Durant and Devin Booker stepped up though and outscored the Australian team 32-10 in the third quarter and never looked back.

USA Key Stats

  • USA scored on average 101.4 points per game in Tokyo
  • The US team has made ten steals per game
  • From the two-point range, the US team has an average of 60%

Confidence boosted French team will go all out for a win

 Les Bleus have reached the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games Gold medal match by winning all five of their matches. Before the Olympics, France lost all three of their friendlies in preparation for Tokyo 2020 and were on a four-game losing streak. 

Coach Collet’s team are playing in their third Olympic final and are looking for their first-ever Gold medal having won the Silver twice. France finished sixth in the last two editions in London and Rio, so this year’s result is a significant improvement.

Les Bleus were up against a tough Slovenia side and had to be at their best to beat Luca Doncic and co. Evan Furnier was great from the arc scoring 4-6, while Nicola Batum did a marvelous job in defending Doncic limiting him to just 16 points. 

France Key Stats

  • France are averaging 86.6 points per game in Tokyo 2020
  • In the Tokyo Olympics, France made 38.7% of their three-point shots
  • France’s average rebounds per game is 43.3

The USA vs France Prediction

Coach Popovich had some worrying times in the preparation phase for the Olympics. The US team suffered two defeats and in addition Lost to France in their opener . The veteran coach was under great criticism. But his experience steadied the ship and finds himself one game away to win yet another gold for his country.

Size could be the main issue for the Americans in this game as it was in the first game. Popovich learned how to deal with that though in their next matches with quick ball rotation and increasing the number of team assists. 

The French players are used to playing against the US team’s players in the NBA. They know what kind of intensity, determination, and focus is needed when playing the NBA stars. They have been great defensively especially in one-on-ones.

An odds of 1.11 is what Vbet is offering for the US win. While a France win has odds of 6.70. It takes a big heart to back France to win for the second time in this Olympics. But what a return you get if they do! 

The USA vs France Betting Tips

Over 41.5 1st Quarter points 1.63 at Vbet

Under 176.5 Total Points 1.78 at Vbet

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