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Australia vs United States Women Olympic Basketball Tips - Opals hopes to end in Tokyo

  • Australia vs USA tips for Wednesday's Women's Olympic basketball quarter-final
  • The Opals are long outsiders to upset the United States
  • Can the Opals pull off the shock of the Olympic Games?
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Australia's Opals defeated the United States 70-67 in a warm-up match before Tokyo 2020 (Getty Images)
Fraser Stewart 03 Aug 2021
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Australia vs United States Women Olympic Basketball Tips


The Opals advanced to the quarterfinals by the skin of their teeth with a 27-point victory over Puerto Rico.

Team USA, on the other hand, advanced with relative ease as they topped their group by winning all three games. This should be a comfortable United States win.

  • The Opals needed to beat Puerto Rico by 25 points or more and won by 27 points
  • Team USA remain undefeated with 3 wins from 3 games 
  • A'ja Wilson scored 22 points in the United States' 93-82 win over France 
  • Marianna Tolo scored 26 points in Australia's win over Puerto Rico 

Head to Head 


Australia recorded an upset against the United States in a warm-up match with a 70-67 victory.

USA won when these two nations met at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Australia Form

 
The Opals did it the hard way to gain a quarterfinal berth for the sixth consecutive time in their Olympics history. 

The Opals needed to beat the Puerto Ricans by 25 points or more to advance from the group. They did it just, thanks to a big third quarter as they came away with a 96-69 win.  

Marianna Tolo was also to thank as she dominated the stat sheet as she scored 26 points and collected 17 rebounds. 

However, it was their first win in three games after dropping their first two group games. 

United States Form

 
Tournament favourites Team USA have had a straightforward way of qualifying for their quarterfinal matchup against Australia. 

The Americans advanced after topping Group B after winning all three of their group games.

They recorded comfortable wins over Nigeria, Japan and France.

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 United States live stream.

What time does Australia vs United States start?

The match is being played at Saitama Super Arena at 2.40pm AEDT on Wednesday, August 4.

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Verdict

Australian will put up a fight against the United States, but their win over Puerto Rico may have been their grand final.
 
America has had nothing to really worry about in winning all three games to this point. Epect them to continue their momentum and book a semi-final spot.

Best Bet: United States -14.5 Handicap @-111.11 at Topsport - 2 Units

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