2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Prediction: France Stun USA
The French managed to beat the United States the second time in 2 years as the US lost their first Olympics match since 2004. The US led 45-37 in the first half before losing the second half 31-46. The French scored 16-2 at the fag end of the match.
Field Goal %
3 Point %
Evan Fournier – 28 points (Boston Celtics and France)
Rudy Gobert – 14 points (Utah Jazz and France)
Jrue Holiday – 18 points (Bucks and USA)
Kevin Durant – 10 points (Nets and USA)
Coaches: Tactically, here’s what I saw in @usabasketball loss. Switching man was ineffective because: a. Switched into bad matchups. b. Too vulnerable in hi-lo or on off. glass. c. Bigs guarding away from hoop poor. d. No accountability on weak side or transition D.
United States will begin their 2021 Summer Olympics basketball campaign by taking on France on Sunday. USA have won 3 consecutive Basketball gold medals and this year they will be hoping to win the fourth gold medal.
Prior to the Sunday’s clash USA played four exhibition matches. They were able to win two while they lost other two. USA defeated Argentina and Spain while they lost to Nigeria and Australia in the exhibitions. France on the other hand lost all the three exhibition games that it played recently. Spain defeated France twice and their last defeat was at the hands of Japan.
The two teams, USA and France will come face to face at Tokyo on Sunday, 25th July.
2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
France and United States will start their Olympics campaign on Sunday. Both the teams did not have exhibitions as they might have expected. USA in 4 exhibition games lost two while France lost all of their 3 exhibition games. Going in the game, Team USA will be equipped with some of the well known faces of NBA. France on the other hand will include reigning defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert. They will also have the service of SG Evan Fournier, F Nicolas Batum, G/F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and PG Frank Ntilikina.
However, looking at the past records and as well as considering the head-to-head stats between the two teams, USA has an edge over France going in the match. Smarkets too predicts a win for Team United States in Sunday’s game against France. As per them the win probability of USA as of now stands at 69.44% while the chances of France beating USA stands at mere 15.15%.
United States is predicted to win their opening game against France on Sunday.
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2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Team News
Team USA will include the likes of Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum for the upcoming Olympics games. The side will be lead by coach Gregg Popovich. The world No. 1 team will be hoping to win the Olympics gold for the 4th time in a row. It must be remembered that United States has won six of the last seven Olympic titles. In 2004, Athens Olympics USA finished 3rd with Argentina winning the title.
Here are the players who will part of Team USA for the upcoming Sunday’s game against France:
- Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
- Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
- Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
- Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons)
- Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)
- Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs)
- Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
- Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
- JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets)
- Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
Team France on the other hand will include the likes of Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Frank Ntilikina and others. In 2019 France won the bronze medal in Basketball World Cup after it defeated Australia.
2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
The head-to-head stats between USA and France suggests a complete one side domination by USA. USA and France have played 6 Olympics basketball games against each other.
In all the 6 games, USA emerged as a winner. Last time the two teams met was back in 2016 Olympics games. USA defeated France in first round by 100-97 points.
2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Latest News
[23rd July] Team USA coach Gregg Popovich: ‘We’ve been preparing for France for two years … I think about it every day’
2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Schedules of Both the Team
This year Olympics will debut a new format for basketball. The teams are divided into 3 groups of 4 teams each. USA and France are part of Group A along with Czech Republic and Iran.
Here is the schedule of group games for both USA and France in Olympics 2020:
July 25: USA vs. France, 8 a.m. ET
July 28: USA vs. Iran, 12:40 a.m. ET
July 28: France vs Czech Republic,
July 31: USA vs. Czech Republic, 8 a.m. ET
July 31: France vs Iran
2021 Olympics Basketball: USA vs France Odds and Predictions: Match Details
USA vs France
Scheduled Date and Time: 25th July, 8AM EST
Host Nation: Japan
Where to Watch: The Olympics will be broadcast on NBC’s family of networks. Team USA’s opening-round men’s basketball games will all air live streaming on Peacock.