Summer Olympics Women's Basketball: Nigeria vs. USA odds, picks and prediction
In Summer Olympics Women's Basketball action Tuesday, Nigeria and USA play in a 12:40 a.m. ET tip-off at Saitama Super Arena. Below, we preview the Nigeria vs. USA odds and lines, and make our best Summer Olympics bets, picks and predictions.
Nigeria played the United States in an exhibition tune-up game in Las Vegas July 18, and the Nigerians fell by a 93-62 score. As such, they'll be heavy underdogs in Tuesday's group play opener.
Team USA is led by five-time Olympians Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, as well as WNBA standouts Brittney Griner and A'ja Wilson. It's a star-studded roster which appears primed and ready to clean up against Nigeria, and the rest of the world.
Nigeria vs. USA: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Nigeria +1600 (bet $100 to win $1,600) | United States N/A
- Against the spread/ATS: Nigeria +30.5 (-120) | USA -30.5 (+100)
- Over/Under: 153.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Nigeria vs. USA: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
USA 90, Nigeria 61
Money line (ML)
The game is expected to be so lopsided that you cannot even bet Team USA on the money line, and it would be throwing money away backing Nigeria (+1600) for an upset. It isn't happening.
Against the spread (ATS)
NIGERIA +30.5 (-120) lost by 31 points in the exhibition game in Vegas. As it stands, the books have set the line with a nearly identical number.
You can expect the African side to fall behind by quite a bit early on but chip away late as the USA takes its foot off the gas a bit. Nigeria will grab the backdoor cover.
UNDER 153.5 (-110) is the slight lean.
We had a total of 155 points in that Vegas exhibition, and that would have cashed the Over. Expect the nerves to be a little more on edge early on in this game, now that it is for real and no longer just a practice game.
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