Tuesday 16th of August sees the women’s quarter-finals get underway in Rio and you can almost touch the tension, drama and excitement with these games.

Australia v Serbia

Rio 2016 Women's Basketball Betting Tips - Australia v SerbiaThis game tips off at 1500 BST on Tuesday 16th of August.

The bookies are confident that Australia will have enough about them to progress from this tie and that does appear to be the case. Australia had a very strong group stage while Serbia just scraped into the knockout round.

You can take Australia at -11, which is on offer at odds of 1.90. If you are looking for the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 156.5 at odds of 1.90. Bet Now!

The Race to 20 Points for Australia can be backed at odds of 1.32.

Spain v Turkey

Rio 2016 Women's Basketball Betting Tips - Spain v TurkeyThis game tips off at 1830 BST on Tuesday 16th of August.

Given that Spain only lost to the United States in their group, you can see why they’ll be confident about coming into this match. This is a feeling that is matched by the bookmakers and you should look to the Spanish side to march to the semi-finals.

Look to back Spain at -8, which you can find at odds of 1.90. Anyone looking for the Over/Under market will find that going OVER 125.5, on offer at odds of 1.90, is likely to be a decent bet. Bet Now!

If you fancy the Spanish to reach 20 points first, this bet is available at odds of 1.42. The half-time, full-time bet is usually of interest and if you are looking for Turkey to lead at half-time but Spain to bounce back and win the game, you can find odds of 6.00.

USA v Japan

Rio 2016 Women's Basketball Betting Tips - USA v JapanThis game tips off at 2245 BST on Tuesday 16th of August.

This is going to be the biggest mismatch of the quarter-finals and you can’t expect anything over than a serious triumph for the Americans here. They may do enough to allow them to coast home but the Americans will also think that this is a good chance to start building towards the Gold Medal. You have to feel a bit sorry for Japan but they performed immensely well in getting out of the group stages.

Taking the United States at -37.5 at odds of 1.90 isn’t the worst best you can find. There is also the Over/Under market to look forward to and you can opt for OVER 173.5 which is provided at odds of 1.90Bet Now!

As is so often the case with the USA sides in Rio, the Over/Under markets are not worth considering or exploring, so focus on other Prop bets in the quarter-final stage.

France v Canada

Rio 2016 Women's Basketball Betting Tips - France v CanadaThis game tips off at 0230 BST on Wednesday 17th of August.

This could be the tightest game of the quarter-finals. Both of these teams grabbed 8 points in the group and there is more than just a common language between the two sides, there is a good standard of play just beneath the leading teams in the tournament.

France should edge it but taking Canada at +5, at odds of 1.90, isn’t the worst bet you’ll find this week. For the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 129.0 and this is available at odds of 1.90Bet Now!

The Canadians may cause an upset and fi you think they’ll be out of the blocks quickly, take them to reach 20 points first at odds of 2.55.

Anyone looking at the France half-time, Canada full-time bet and wants to get involved will find that the odds are 8.50, which makes it an interesting enough bet for most people. This is going to be a close game and it could go either way so this outcome isn’t out of the question.