2012 London Olympics: U.S. Men’s Basketball vs Spain Preview and Betting Odds

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The U.S. Men’s Basketball team entered the 2012 Olympics as the outright favorite to take home the gold.  Throughout their journey, they have struggled at times but their depth and ability to turn it on when needed has been too much for their opponents.

Playing against the best in the world has been tough for those facing the U.S.  Argentina trailed the U.S. by just seven after one half in their semifinal matchup on Friday.

But backed by Kevin Durant’s 19 points and 18 three-point field goals, the U.S. pulled away in the second half to get their 109-83 win.  A win that secured a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday.

Their opponent: a rematch from the 2008 Olympics with Spain.

Spain will be arguably their toughest test to date in this year’s Olympic games.  Backed by NBA stars Marc and Pau Gasol as well as Serge Ibaka, the Spanish bring a strong front-line that could pose some problems.

A lack of depth has led to the losses of teams the U.S. have faced.  Having to contend with not only Durant’s play has been tough, but Lebron James and Carmello Anthony have added so much to this year’ success for the U.S. men’s team that is averaging 116.7 points per game.

Bovada Sportsbook has fielded their 2012 Olympics Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game Betting Odds and it comes as no surprise that the U.S. will enter the game heavily favored by 21-points.  The OVER/UNDER for Sunday’s game in total points is set at 190 1/2.

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