USA vs France Women’s Basketball Predictions and Betting Tips

The USA vs France game is the final game in the group stage of the Women’s Basketball tournament in the 2020 summer Olympics. We’ll be giving you our predictions for this game bet and some betting tips for this game as well.

The USA vs France game in the women’s basketball tournament at the 2020 Olympics will take place on August 2 at 12:40 AM, EST and 8:40 AM CEST.

USA Women’s Basketball Team Preview

The US women’s basketball team is a juggernaut in the world of women’s basketball. This team has participated 10 times in the Olympics and has won a medal in each of them. In fact, they are so good that out of these 10 tournaments they have won a gold medal in 8 of them.

If that wasn’t enough, the US women’s basketball team has won a gold medal 6 consecutive times since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Team USA has also replicated this form in the FIBA World Cup by winning the last 3 world cups held in 2010,2014 and 2018. In fact, in the 11 women’s basketball world cups that have been held since 1979, the US team has never finished below third and has won 8 of them.

At the 2020 Olympics, the US women’s team has played 2 games so far and has won both of them. Team USA currently tops it’s group and has scored 167 points for an average of 83.5 points per game which is the second highest number of points scored in the tournament so far.

Unsurprisingly, the US women’s basketball team is currently ranked as the best team by FIBA.

France Women’s Basketball Team Preview

The French women’s basketball team is currently ranked 5th by FIBA and they are on of the best teams in Europe. This team has consistently managed to reach the final of the Eurobasket tournament since 2013. 

That’s an impressive feat since this tournament is held every 2 years and there have been 5 tournaments in that period. Europe also has some of the strongest teams in the world like Spain,Belgium and Serbia.

The French team has qualified for the Olympics 3 times, once in 2000, and then for the last two Olympics in 2012 and 2016.

They won the silver medal in the 2012 olympics and reached the semi finals in 2016 where they were knocked out by team USA.

France has qualified for the women’s FIBA world cup consistently since 2002 and has always managed to reach the quarter finals. France finished 5th in the 2018 women’s FIBA world Cup.

France lost its first game to Japan by a close 4 point margin in the opening game of the Women’s basketball tournament at the 2020 Olympics. France dominated Nigeria in their second game at the Olympics winning the game by a massive 25 points. 

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USA vs France Women’s Basketball Odds

Bookmakers haven’t released the odds for this game at the time of writing but we expect team USA to be heavily favored by the bookmakers. Once the odds for the USA vs France game are released we will update it here.

USA vs France Women’s Basketball Game Predictions

The last time these two sides met was in the quarter finals of the women’s basketball tournament at the 2016 Olympics. The US women the game 

The US women’s basketball team looks set to defeat France in this final group stage game at the women’s basketball tournament at the 2020 Olympics. We expect the US team to score between 80 and 85 points and team France to score between 70 and 75. 

According to our calculations, the total points scored will be between 150 and 160 points. We expect the US team to win by a minimum 10 point spread if not more.

USA vs France Women’s Basketball Betting Tips

We are basing our betting tips for the USA vs France women’s basketball tips based on the strategy we discussed in our article on basketball betting tips. In this article we build a strategy centered around NBA games but we believe it applies here as well.

To cut a long story short we don’t recommend a simple moneyline bet on the US team because the odds won’t fetch you a good profit.

Instead we recommend you to run with a parlay bet (combo bet) for this game between the US and France.

Here are some of the events you can build a parlay or combo bet around:

  • Moneyline bet on the US team to win
  • Over/under betting total score for the game- check out our prediction on how many points will be scored and pick a bet in that range.
  • Spread betting- USA to win by a spread of at least 10 points. We don’t recommend picking a spread of more than 15 points for this game as it will be too risky.
  • Over/under points for individual teams – Check out our points predictions for this game and place a bet accordingly.

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