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Australia vs Puerto Rico Women Olympic Basketball Tips - Opals on the verge of elimination

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  • The Opals are on the verge of being eliminated from Group C
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Fraser Stewart 02 Aug 2021
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Australia vs Puerto Rico Women Olympic Basketball Tips


The Opals’ Olympics campaign is hanging by a thread following a defeat to China on Friday. 

Not only do the Opals need to beat Puerto Rico, who are in last place in the group, but they also need to win by a healthy margin to have any chance of progressing out of the group.

Australia are tipped to cover the handicap. 

  • Both teams have not won a game in Group C 
  • Australia needs to win by a big margin 
  • Australia have scored more points in Tokyo 2020 than Puerto Rico 
  • This is the first Olympics for the Puerto Rico Women’s national basketball team

Head to Head 


Australia and Puerto Rico have never squared off against each other at the Olympics. 

Australia Form

 
Tokyo 2020 has not been kind for the team that is ranked second in the world as they have suffered back-to-back defeats.

In the lead up to the event they defeated the number one ranked side the USA in an exhibition match. 

However, they got a reality check when they fell to Belgium by 15 points going down 80-75. 

On Friday, the Opels lost to China 76-74 in the dying seconds of their second match. 

Puerto Rico Form

 
It has been a debut campaign to forget for the Puerto Ricans, who have had a stark reality check of life on the biggest stage. 

They sit last in Group C with defeats to Belgium and China, losing them by 35 and 42 points. 

Australia vs Puerto Rico FAQs

Where can I watch the Australia vs Puerto Rico live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Australia vs Puerto Rico live stream.

What time does Australia vs Puerto Rico start?

The match is being played at Saitama Super Arena at 10.00pm AEDT on Monday, August 2.

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Verdict

Despite the Opals losing their two group games so far, they have only had a combined losing margin of 17 points. 

The Opals have a far better game points for as they have scored 144 points and conceded 161 points to 184 by the Puerto Ricans.
 
The Opals should have a big win.

Best Bet: Australia -36.5 Handicap @-111.11 at TAB - 2 Units

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