The best international basketball team in the world is the United States men’s team, which typically stomps all over the competition and enters tournaments as the perpetual top seed. As a result, USA basketball team betting lines reflect them as the heavy favourite, with only the bravest wagering fans putting their money down against this juggernaut. Nonetheless, no team is perfect, which leads to the rare opportunity of cashing in on a huge upset.
USA Basketball Betting Lines Today
The next time the U.S. men’s basketball team plays, we’ll have the moneylines and their opponent published in this area of our site. We also give you updates as the game rolls along, publishing the final score so you can check if you won your bet.
USA Basketball Schedule And Games Result
Check out the schedule of the U.S. basketball team to see their next set of opponents. We also give you the results of the last games and let you compare the results with the odds that were offered.
USA Basketball Standings
While the U.S. typically looks down at the rest of the world from atop the standings, its not a bad idea to check out how their opponent has been doing throughout the latest international FIBA competition.
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How To Bet On The USA Basketball Team
Betting on the United States basketball team tends to be fairly straightforward: whenever NBA players are involved, it’s a bad idea to bet against the U.S. team. In fact, the American squad is famous around the world for just how much better they are at basketball than the rest of the teams, scoring huge favourite odds whenever they play.
In the most prestigious international competitions, the Olympics, the United States has 14 gold, a silver and two bronze medal finishes, which means that they’ve taken home more than 80 percent of all gold medals in Olympic basketball. In other international competitions that the U.S. squad considered less important, such as the FIBA world cup, FIBA Americas and Pan American Games, the team is less likely to have their top talent represented at the tourney.
When betting on the U.S. squad, you’ll most likely see a negative moneyline that expresses their odds as a favourite. For the other squad, you’ll probably see a positive moneyline, which means that they’re the underdog. If the matchup features a -950 U.S. team against a +1050 Canadian squad, you’ll need to bet $950 to win $100 on the U.S. team. Since the Canadians are much more likely to lose, you need to bet only $100 to win $1,050, reflecting the huge gamble you take betting on a severe underdog.
Nonetheless, even the heaviest favourites lose, leading to situations such as the 2004 Olympics, where the U.S. national team lost more games that they had in all the previous Olympics combined, the odds of which were astronomical before the tournament began.