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Australia vs United States Men's Olympic Basketball Tips - Can the Boomers cause a semi-final upset?

  • Australia vs United States tips for Thursday's Men's Olympic basketball semi-final
  • The Boomers and Team USA collide for a place in the final
  • Can the Boomers finally get into a final at the Olympics?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Fraser Stewart 05 Aug 2021
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Australia vs United States Men's Olympic Basketball Tips


The Australians are into their second consecutive Olympic semi-final after they defeated Argentina 97-59 in the quarterfinals.

The United States is searching for their 16th gold medal after defeating Spain 95-81 in the quarterfinal. 

It sets up a mouth-watering clash against the United States. The Boomers are backed to upset their rivals and book a spot in the gold medal match.

  • The Boomers are ranked number 3 in the world 
  • The Boomers have not won a medal at the Olympics 
  • Team USA have 15 gold medals in the men’s Olympic basketball 
  • Team USA is bidding for their fourth consecutive gold medal

Head to Head 


These two sides are no strangers when it comes to the Olympics, as they have squared off eight times. The first meeting was in the 1964 Tokyo games. 

The Americans have a clean sweep, winning every contest and lead the head-to-head 8-0. 

Australia Form

 
The Boomers put on a clinic against Argentina in the quarter-finals, scoring 97 points and winning by 38 points.

Patty Mills led the way for Australia win 18 points. 

Australia went undefeated in their three group games with wins over Italy, Germany and Nigeria. 

United States Form

 
It hasn’t been all easy for Team USA at the Tokyo games, as they suffered a defeat to France in their first pool game when going down 83-76. 

Since that first game defeat, they bounced back with wins over Iran and the Czech Republic to ensure they finished second in Pool A. 

They faced Spain in the quarterfinals and ended up winning by 14 points to advance to the semi-finals, as Kevin Durant piled on 29 points. 

Australia vs United States FAQs

Where can I watch the Australia vs United States live stream?

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

What time does Australia vs United States start?

The match is being played at Saitama Super Arena at 2.15pm AEDT on Thursday, August 5.

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Verdict

Australia will very much fancy their chances against the Americans as they defeated them in the warmup games leading into the Olympics. 

Australia have not lost a game so far in the Olympics. The time could be now for the Boomers to finally make it into the final.

Best Bet: Australia Win Match Result @470.00 at Topsport - 5 Units

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