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USA vs Iran: Prediction and Betting Tips
The USA needs to get their act together and win the remaining games
It was a most unexpected defeat for the USA team who are filled with NBA stars and have won the Gold medal 15 times. The Americans are always the favorites to win when they enter any tournament. But Gregg Popovich’s team looked helpless against the French defense who played superbly and limited the NBA stars to just 76 points.
The USA team had a very bad night shooting the ball. The French team who have several players playing or have played in the NBA were able to physically control the Americans and not let them take easy shots. No player of the US team scored over 20 points with their best scorer being Jrue Holiday with 18 points who won the NBA title last week with the Bucks.
USA Key Stats
- In their first game, the USA shot 36.2% from the field
- The number of turnovers committed by the USA was 12
- The three-point shots made by the US team was 31.2%
In their third appearance in the Olympic games, Iran found themselves in a very tough group. Having won three of the last five Asian championships, Iran is considered to be one of the best Asian teams. Iran finished 14th and 11th in their past two participations in the Olympic games.
In their opening match, Iran lost to the Czech Republic 84-78. Coach Shahintab’s team trailed in the first three quarters by 22 points. They rallied back in the fourth and won it by 32-17. Yakhchalifde was the best scorer of the match with 23. Haddadi and Jamshidi added 15 and 16 points that were not enough to avoid their first loss.
Iran Key Stats
- Iran had 26 defensive rebounds in their first match
- The three-point average of Iran was 31.6%
- Iran made 17-10 from the free-throw line
USA vs Iran Prediction
It should be a wake-up call for team USA after losing to France. Most of the players have played a very long and arduous season in the NBA. Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton only joined a couple of days before the first match so it is expected for the players to settle in beginning from the second game.
Iran will have to do all they can to keep the scoring of the US team low. If they can defend as the french team did, they are in with a chance. But coach Shahintab doesn’t have enough fast players to stop the Americans.
We think the US team will explode in this match and if they can find their usual form, we are in for a quite large scoring game.
USA vs Iran Betting Tips
Over 165 Total Points 1.77 at Vbet
Iran Under 62.5 Total Points 1.82 at Vbet
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