Team USA vs. Canada odds, prediction for 2024 Olympics basketball exhibition in Las Vegas | Sporting News

Team USA vs. Canada odds, prediction for 2024 Olympics basketball exhibition in Las Vegas | Sporting News

The final field of 12 has been set for the 2024 Olympic men’s basketball tournament in Paris, which will officially tip off later this month. Team USA and Canada now have an understanding of which squads they will need to get through in their respective groups during their quests for gold medals.

In the meantime, both powerhouses have five exhibition games scheduled so each team can get more comfortable playing together. The first such Showcase game takes place in Las Vegas on Wednesday (10:30 p.m. ET, FS1, Fubo) and pits them against each other — U.S. vs. Canada — in the most star-studded friendly match of the summer.

The teams will then travel to Abu Dhabi and London for more exhibitions, then to Paris for the start of the Olympic games on July 27 and 28. It’s a wild stretch of hoops, but both the Americans and Canadians have said they’re ready to show up and show out for their respective countries. 

Let’s dive into the details of Wednesday’s exhibition between Team USA and Team Canada, then make an official prediction for the game. We will then take a look at each team’s roster and full Olympic schedule, as well as all 12 teams’ odds to win gold.

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Team USA vs. Canada Olympic exhibition in Las Vegas: How to watch

  • Date: Wednesday, July 10
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
  • Broadcast: FS1 | Sportsnet ONE (Canada)
  • Stream: Fubo

WATCH: Team USA’s exhibition slate on Fubo

Team USA vs. Canada Olympic exhibition in Las Vegas: Odds, spread & prediction

As of right Tuesday afternoon, no odds have been made available for this exhibition match in Vegas. Sportsbooks probably don’t want to take on too much liability with a friendly USA Showcase match, especially so early in the summer when nobody quite knows what kind of usage certain stars will see.

The U.S. and Canada top the sportsbooks’ odds to win the 2024 Olympics, so it stands to reason that neither USA head coach Steve Kerr nor Canadian coach Jordi Fernandez want to give away too much strategy weeks before the actual Olympic games begin. How these squads play Wednesday could very well differ from how they plan at the end of July and beginning of August.

That said, expect Team USA to still run the show. This team serves as one of the better rosters ever constructed in Olympic hoops, and the U.S. has a reputation to uphold with 16 gold medals including one for each of the past four summer games (Tokyo 2020, Rio 2016, London 2012, Beijing 2008). Once the Olympic field of 12 was set following the FIBA last-chance qualifiers, the USA opened as a massive -390 favorite to win it all once again. 

This USA squad has the size to contend with big men like Serbia’s Nikola Jokic and Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, perimeter defense and outside shooting to match those international focuses, and proven winners (with 16 combined NBA championships between the 12 players). Comparatively, Canada has very little size and just one player with an NBA championship ring — Jamal Murray — since Andrew Wiggins will not play this summer due to medical reasons.

USA checks every box, and it’s tough to imagine this team losing even one game this summer. Even in a friendly exhibition game, this squad should come out on top thanks to size, sheer volume of talent on both ends of the floor, and incomparable depth. It will still be a fun watch because this might be the best Canadian team of all time — but Team USA should take care of business on Wednesday. 

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: USA 118, Canada 106

Team USA Olympics basketball 2024: Full roster

Player Position Club/team
Steph Curry Guard Golden State Warriors
Devin Booker Guard Phoenix Suns
Tyrese Haliburton Guard Indiana Pacers
Anthony Edwards Guard Minnesota Timberwolves
Jrue Holiday Guard Boston Celtics
Kevin Durant Forward Phoenix Suns
Jayson Tatum Forward Boston Celtics
LeBron James Forward Los Angeles Lakers
Kawhi Leonard Forward Los Angeles Clippers
Anthony Davis Center Los Angeles Lakers
Bam Adebayo Center Miami Heat
Joel Embiid Center Philadelphia 76ers

Team USA Olympics basketball 2024: Full schedule

Date Opponent Competition/Location Time (ET) TV
7.10 Canada USA Basketball Showcase (Las Vegas) 10:30 p.m. FS1
7.15 Australia USA Basketball Showcase (Abu Dhabi) 12 p.m. FS1
7.17 Serbia USA Basketball Showcase (Abu Dhabi) 12 p.m. FS1
7.20 South Sudan USA Basketball Showcase (London) 3 p.m. FOX
7.22 Germany USA Basketball Showcase (London) 3 p.m. FOX
7.28 Serbia Olympics – Group stage (Paris) 11:15 a.m. NBC
7.31 South Sudan Olympics – Group stage (Paris) 3 p.m.  NBC
8.3 Puerto Rico Olympics – Group stage (Paris) 11:15 a.m. NBC
8.6 TBD Olympics – Quarterfinals* (Paris) TBD NBC
8.8 TBD Olympics – Semifinals* TBD NBC
8.10 TBD Olympics – Gold Medal game* TBD NBC

* if necessary

Canada Olympics basketball 2024: Full roster

Player Position Club/team
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Guard Oklahoma City Thunder
Andrew Nembhard Guard Indiana Pacers
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Guard Minnesota Timberwolves
Jamal Murray Guard Denver Nuggets
Dillon Brooks Guard Houston Rockets
RJ Barrett Forward Toronto Raptors
Lu Dort Forward Oklahoma City Thunder
Phil Scrubb Forward Bahçeşehir Koleji
Dwight Powell Forward Dallas Mavericks
Khem Birch Forward Toronto Raptors
Trey Lyles Forward Sacramento Kings
Thomas Scrubb Forward Monbus Obradoiro
Melvin Ejim Forward Unicaja
Kelly Olynyk Center Toronto Raptors
Mfiondu Kabengele Center Venezia

Canada Olympics basketball 2024: Full schedule

Date Opponent Competition/Location Time (ET) TV
7.10 USA USA Basketball Showcase (Las Vegas) 10:30 p.m. FS1
7.27 Greece Olympics – Group stage (Paris) 3 p.m. NBC
7.30 Australia Olympics – Group stage (Paris) 7:30 p.m.  NBC
8.2 Spain Olympics – Group stage (Paris) 11:15 a.m. NBC
8.6 TBD Olympics – Quarterfinals* TBD NBC
8.8 TBD Olympics – Semifinals* TBD NBC
8.10 TBD Olympics – Gold Medal game* TBD NBC

if qualified

Olympics basketball Paris 2024: Odds to win

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Team Odds
USA -390
Canada +900
France +1000
Serbia +1300
Greece +1900
Germany +2800
Australia +4500
Spain +5000
Brazil +10000
Puerto Rico +30000
South Sudan +30000
Japan +30000

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