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Spread Pick: AustraliaHome with handicap -5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Over 164.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!

19/08/2016 23:00 BST – Australia v Serbia – Betting Tips

Rio 2016 Betting Tips - Australia v SerbiaMost of the focus may fall on the other semi-final at the Men’s tournament in Rio but Australia v Serbia is all set to be a big game too. The second of the semi-finals taking place on Friday night is just as crucial in determining who plays in the final on Sunday.

Australia have a 6-0 record coming into this game and they should be filled with confidence. The thing is though, when you get to this stage, knowing that one defeat ruins your campaign, teams will start to get nervous. The Australians will have to battle their nerves as much as their opponents but if they can do that, they should be well placed to book a place in the final.

Patty Mill has an average of 21.5 points per game after 5 games, and he is likely to be the player that will do the damage for Australia. Mills grabbed 24 points in the triumph against Lithuania in the quarter-finals and if he matches that feat in the semi-final, there is a good chance Australia will be in the final.

Australia vs Serbia (61-87)
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Olympics 2016 - Men tip locked in at 18/08 20:15 (Spread Result: 56-87, Totals: 148)
giorgio19/08 23:00AustraliaAustralia SerbiaSerbia 164.51.90Over 164.5 
SPREAD  -5  1.90Australia 
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Can Serbia continue their Rio dream?

Serbia edged past bitter rivals Croatia in their quarter-final and they’ll feel an element of relief about that. Losing that game would have been a sore one to take but with that behind them, they can be confident about the rest of the tournament. With a place in the Top 4 secure, Serbia may have an element of freedom about them in this game, so they should be able to press Australia throughout the game. Bogdan Bogdanović has bene the key player for Serbia in the tournament and if he can replicate the 18 points grabbed in the semi-final, Serbia will have a chance.

The Australians are the favourites coming into this game and they can be backed at -5, which is available at odds of 1.90. For the Over/Under market, you can go OVER 164.5 which is available at odds of 1.90Bet Now!

In the Race to 20 Points, Australia are the leading side at odds of 1.58. You can also back Australia to enjoy the highest scoring quarter of the game at odds of 1.55.

The game starts at 2300 BST on Friday 19th of August.

Rio 2016 Basketball Betting Tips