The Boomers versus the USA Dream Team.
Our team goes through the best bets as Australia look to cause a boil-over against the most talented nation in basketball.
Australia vs. USA
August 5th 2:15pm
A shot at a gold medal is up for grabs when Australia takes on the might and power of the USA Dream Team on Thursday afternoon.
The Boomers enter this clash with an undefeated record registering four wins from their four games played at Tokyo thus far while the USA team has rebounded strongly following an opening game defeat at the hands of fellow semi-finalist France.
Australia sealed its clash with the USA after a brutal 97-59 dissection of Argentina.
Patty Mills was again the top scorer for the Boomers with 18 points in the comprehensive victory but it is the team defence coach Brian Goorjian has formed that has the foundation for these games.
The uber offensive talent of the USA will be put to the test against this sturdy Boomers lineup.
‘The Dream Team’ had a great stoush of it with Spain in the quarter-finals as both teams traded bucket-for-bucket and blow-for-blow.
But the jugular strike was landed by the USA in the third quarter by slamming home five three-pointers and putting the defensive clamps on Spain to eventually come away with a 95-81 victory.
The Boomers, though, will be full of belief it can not only match this star-studded American team but beat it as well given the result in Las Vegas only two weeks ago.
It’s a case of offence wins you games but defence wins you championships.
We are set for a cracker of a contest.
Boomers looks the value in this one!
Australia + 11.5 at $1.89
Total points scored under 178.5 at $2
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Australia +11.5
Leg 2: Total points scored under 179.5
Leg 3: P. Mills 20+ points
Combined odds = $4.75