Olympic basketball is upon us.
The best bets ahead of the Boomers opening Olympic game clash with Nigeria.
Australia vs. Nigeria
July 25th 6:20pm
Australia gets its Olympic basketball campaign underway when going head to head with Nigeria come Sunday night.
It is said to be one of the biggest opportunities the Boomers will get at draping the gold medal around their necks having come up short in recent times.
The lead-up form of the green and gold sent an ominous warning to all rivals.
A 91-83 shock victory over the USA in Las Vegas told the world these Aussies are not to be dealt with lightly as Patty Mills (22 points) and Joe Ingles (17 points) helped lead the charge.
Nigeria, ironically, was the next victim.
The Boomers would go on to smash their opponent on Sunday in an Olympic warm-up game to the tune of 39 points.
What was pleasing for coach Brian Goorjian was that he rested Mills, Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova and Aron Baynes during the 108-69 victory.
Nigeria will have to conjure up a near miracle to reverse the result in this opening game.
Nigerian coach Mike Brown said his squad took the Australians far too lightly after they too knocked off the USA as well as Argentina in the build-up.
Expect an improvement from Nigeria but the Boomers have too much NBA talent and local NBL talent to ignore.
Patty Mills 20+ points into Boomers win at $3 (MAX BET $25)
Australia -7.5 at $1.93