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Spread Pick: ArgentinaAway with handicap -12.5 at 1.90
Over/Under: Under 160.5 at 1.90 Bet Now!

08/08/2016 02:30 BST – Nigeria v Argentina – Betting Tips

Rio 2016 Betting Tips - Nigeria v ArgentinaAnyone watching in the UK or Europe may find that this game, scheduled for the early hours of Monday for viewers over here, is a step too far after the opening weekend of the Men’s basketball tournament in Brazil.

That said, both teams will be desperate to grab a win and we could have an exciting match-up between two sides that have been mainly overlooked in the build-up to this event.

There is a lot to be said for the fact that Nigeria have the strongest African basketball side in many years but they do look as though they will struggle without Festus Ezeli and Al-Farouq Animu. These were late call offs from the squad, and this is likely to have dampened morale as well as squad depth. However, there will still be hope but with Nigeria being the most likely team to miss out on the knock-out round from Group B, they know that they are up against it from the start.

Argentina have an experienced squad, they are playing very close to home and they will be desperate to quieten the Brazil crowd and give their own fans plenty to cheer about. With players like Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocino, Luis Scola and Carlos Delfino in their squad, there are many who believe that this will be the last hurrah for the Argentineans. In all likelihood, this is one tournament too far for a golden era of Argentinean basketball, but they’ll likely wring out some wins. Their game versus Brazil may be their focus but they’ll be keen to get off to a good start.

Nigeria vs Argentina (66-94)
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Olympics 2016 - Men tip locked in at 06/08 20:30 (Spread Result: 66-81.5, Totals: 160)
giorgio08/08 02:30NigeriaNigeria ArgentinaArgentina 160.51.90Under 160.5 
SPREAD   -12.5 1.90Argentina 
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All eyes on Argentina in Brazil

Argentina are likely to get their campaign off to a promising start and taking them at -12.5, which you can find at odds of 1.90, should be a good start to the tournament. With respect to the Over/Under market, you should be looking at going UNDER 160.5 which is available at odds of 1.90 for this game. Bet Now!

This game starts at 0230 BST on Monday the 8th of August.

Rio 2016 Basketball Betting Tips