Team USA at the 2024 Olympics: Prediction, Best Bets & Picks

Team USA at the 2024 Olympics: Prediction, Best Bets & Picks

Best Bets for Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Stay locked in with us at WSN as we provide the best USA Basketball bets for the 2024 Paris Olympics. We’ll update you with the best odds, predictions, and picks as the 2024 Olympics develop!

USA to Be 2024 Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Winners (-380) at FanDuel

The United States is the favorite to win gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Their finish as the second-best FIBA Americas team at the 2023 FIBA World Cup confirmed their place in Paris, and they will compete for their 17th basketball gold.

Despite their second-place finish among FIBA Americas teams at the World Cup, the United States will bring an almost entirely different roster to the Olympics. After failing to medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, only Tyrese Haliburton and Anthony Edwards have been retained for the 2024 Olympic team.

Led by LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Jayson Tatum, the United States has the talent to dominate the competition. They’ll face some difficult opponents in France, Canada, and Serbia, but the USA has historically overwhelmed its opponents. Their two-way prowess projects to be unstoppable, and the USA’s most significant opponent in winning Olympic gold is themselves.

Bet on USA to Win Gold (-380) at FanDuel 

Team USA Schedule at the 2024 Paris Olympics

At a minimum, the United States will play three group-stage games when the Olympic Basketball schedule begins.

  • July 28, 11:15 AM EST: Serbia vs United States

  • July 31, 3:00 PM EST: United States vs South Sudan

  • August 3, 11:15 AM EST: Puerto Rico vs United States

The History of Team USA at the Olympics

The United States has the most accomplished basketball program at the Olympic level. It has the most gold medals (16) of any country at the Olympics, including when American professionals were barred from participating.

During years when the United States failed to win gold, it finished at least third place. As of 2024, it has won gold at four consecutive Olympics. The United States has a 143-6 (.960) record at the Olympics in basketball.

Team USA won their inaugural gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Games under legendary head coach Jimmy Needles. However, the Dream Team’s dominance at the 1992 Olympics set the standard for future performances. At the first opportunity for professionals to participate in Olympic basketball as professionals, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson led the USA to a historical tournament performance.

Except for a hiccup in 2004, where they finished third, the United States has won gold at every Olympic Games since 1992. Their standard of dominance and wealth of talent have made the United States the favorites to win basketball gold every Olympic year.

How to Watch Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics

  • Dates: July 27 – August 10

  • Location: Paris, France

  • How to Watch: NBC, Peacock (Streaming)

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