Spread Pick: SerbiaAway with handicap +25 at 1.90
Over/Under: Under 188.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!
12/08/2016 23:00 BST – United States v Serbia – Betting Tips
First plays fourth in this match and while there are only two points separating these teams, there is clearly a gulf in class between the US and whoever they face. This means that they should be comfortable of another strong win in this game and you should expect Team USA to maintain their intensity until they at least wrap up top spot in the group.
The Americans last encounter was a challenge, with Australia being one of the team’s nipping at their heels. In the end, there was a 10 point win but this was the first game that Team USA failed to break the 100 point barrier. Carmelo Anthony was the star man in the game, grabbing 31 points and the USA showed that they can battle and work hard when required.
Serbia will be hurting coming into this game as they were downed by a point in their last outing. The 75-76 defeat to France came as a crushing blow and the Serbians had a poor final quarter in the game, allowing the French to take the win. Miroslav Raduljica provided 16 points in the loss but it was a defeat that is likely to sting for a few more days.
|Tipster||Tip-off||Home Team||Away Team||O/U||Odds||Free Tip||Sportsbook|
|Olympics 2016 - Men tip locked in at 12/08 20:15 (Spread Result: 94-116, Totals: 185)|
|giorgio||12/08 23:00||USA||Serbia||188.5||1.90||Under 188.5|
USA to keep rolling on
The USA are now likely to have one eye on the knockout round. This means they should still win this game but they may not be as dominant as you would expect. Then again, they may feel that their pride has been damaged by failing to grab 100 points against Australia!
Team USA will win but take Serbia at +25.0 which you can find at odds of 1.90. Anyone looking at the Over/Under market will find that going UNDER 188.5 which is on offer at odds of 1.90 is likely to be a reasonable bet.
If you expect Carmelo Anthony to be a key man for USA again, you can back him to score at least 14.5 points at odds of 1.84. There is a lot of expectation on Miroslav Raduljica to deliver for Serbia but look at him scoring less than 13.5 which is available at odds of 17.5.
The game starts at 2300 BST on Friday 12th of August.
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