Australia vs. Nigeria Tokyo 2020 Olympics Basketball Odds and Preview – July 25th, 2021

After being delayed for a year due to the pandemic, we’re back on track and ready to revel in international basketball. The second preliminary round Group A game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Men’s basketball features a clash between two international giants, the United States of America and France. Team USA starts their Olympics campaign in high spirits as they try to win a fourth consecutive gold medal. On the other hand, The Blues seek their first Olympic gold medal and add to their two silver medals which they won in 1948 and 2000. This is going to be an interesting matchup as both teams sport top-caliber players and is expected to light up the group stages.

That being said, NitroBetting gets you closer to the winning picks in this USA vs. France preview. Find out the essential event details, the latest odds, timely betting trends, and our very own expert betting predictions.

Australia vs. Nigeria Game Information

  • When: Sunday, July 25, 2021, 8:00 AM ET
  • Where: Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan
  • TV: NBC Sports Network
  • Radio: NBC Sports Radio
  • Live Stream: Peacock
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics Basketball Odds: Australia (-345) / Nigeria (+250)

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Why is Australia a safe bet to win?

Australia is one of the favorites to top Group B following their incredible performance against Team USA in their recent exhibition game. They showcased a solid core and a deep bench team that can deliver offensive and defensive threats when needed. During the FIBA qualifiers, they matched New Zealand with a 2-1 record, with their only loss coming from their first game against the Tall Black.

It was smooth sailing for the Boomers from there on, destroying Hong Kong’s basketball team in a 115-52 scoreline and claiming redemption from their early loss to New Zealand 81-52 to book a ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The squad packs a punch and features some of the biggest names in the NBA, including San Antonio Spurs veteran Patty Mills, Utah Jazz sharpshooter Joe Ingles, and Philadelphia 76ers young star Matisse Thybulle. They also get some help from ex-Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova and Toronto Raptors forward Aron Baynes. Nonetheless, the combination of players coming from the NBA and the NBL makes the team more lethal coming into the contest.

Why is Nigeria a safe bet to win?

Helmed by head coach Mike Brown, Nigeria is the only African team in the Men’s division of the 2020 Olympics basketball. After a hard-fought qualifying, they now find themselves in one of the biggest tests of international basketball. This should put their fresh lineup to the test after putting pressure on Team USA and eventually taking a win. We expect a more inspired D’Tigers team come game day, which should present several challenges.

Looking at Nigeria’s lineup, there’s an ample amount of firepower that can bring the team to the next phase of the tournament. There are several players from the NBA that made their way to the lineup, including Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jordan Nwora, Utah Jazz forward Miye Oni, and Detroit Pistons center Jahlil Okafor.

Additionally, three players from the Miami Heat joined the team to add more depth, featuring guards Gabe Vincent and KZ Okpala, and forward/center Precious Achiuwa. There’s plenty of role players coming from the EuroLeague as well, making this a versatile team that can deliver on both ends of the court.

Australia vs. Nigeria Betting Trends

  • Australia is 4-0 in their last 4 international games.
  • Australia beat Nigeria by 39 points in their last friendly game.
  • Australia averaged 91.75 points in their last 4 games, qualifiers and friendly games included.
  • Nigeria is 7-1 in their last 8 international games.
  • Nigeria scored 90 points in 2 of their last 3 international friendly games.
  • Nigeria is 0-2 against Australia in their last 2 games.

Australia vs. Nigeria Expert Betting Predictions

Nigeria found it difficult to close down the score when they faced Australia in Las Vegas during the FIBA exhibition games. Although they performed well against Team USA, they should be able to deliver more consistent results if they want to get past the group stage.

They come in as underdogs, but we know that the team can produce surprising results if they get some traction early on. On the other hand, the Boomers eye a deep run in the Olympics with positive results coming from their previous games, which they hope to continue.

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This is just one of the many sports betting guides that you can read here at NitroBetting news. Stay tuned for more Olympic basketball game previews and articles and don’t forget to check out the latest Basketball betting odds on the sportsbook.

*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.