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The United States women’s basketball team cruised through the quarterfinals and semifinals, and they will meet France on Saturday for the gold medal.
Throughout the entire tournament at the 2012 Olympics in London, Team USA has been the heavy favorites to win the gold medal. And oddsmakers are certainly not backing off of that now. But unlike some of the crazy betting lines we have seen for this United States team, this is the smallest.
But by smallest, we still mean a significant margin.
2012 Olympic Women’s Basketball gold medal game odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set the United States as 20-point favorites over France to win the gold medal. So if Team USA is to cover, the game won’t be very close.
The United States started this tournament as bigger gold medal favorites than even their male counterparts from the NBA. LeBron, Kobe and company are going for a second-straight gold medal, and typically get the attention for their blowout wins. So imagine how good this women’s team is then for a moment.
Both the United States and France are undefeated up until this point. The French won group B, while the Americans took care of Group A without a hiccup. France defeated the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals, and then Russia in the semifinals to reach the gold medal game. The United States beat Canada and Australia.
To cover this line, Team USA will need to win by at least 21 points to cover the point spread. On the flip side, a win of 19 points or less will give the victory against the spread to France. There has not been a moneyline installed for this one.
The over/under point total for the game has been set at 150.5 points.
Coverage of the 2012 Olympics Women’s basketball gold medal game can be seen live on Saturday on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 4 pm ET. Check out the betting odds for this game, as well as the Bronze medal game between Australia and Russia below as seen on Bovada.