Spain, after their triumph in the first round, will be perfectly ready for their Latin American opponent.
The Spain vs Argentina match will take place at the Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan. Fixture will start at noon by GMT.
Latest odds on betting sites
La Roja is a heavy odds-on favourite of this match, due to their last results and current conditions of their roster. Spain to win the second round of the group stage comes with the odds of 1.25 (-400 American; 1/4 Fractional). The chances are around 80%.
The triumph of Argentina is priced with the odds of 4.50 (+350; 7/2), which equals an approximate probability of 20%.
Below are the latest odds on Spain vs Argentina betting markets.
Over/Under points total:
- Over 162.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Under 162.5 points — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
- Spain (-8.5) — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Argentina (+8.5) — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
The player picks odds:
- Over 15.5 points by Luka Doncic — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
- Under 15.5 points by Luka Doncic — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
- Over 16.5 points by Ricky Rubio — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Under 16.5 points by Ricky Rubio — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
Match preview and stats
The Spain Olympic basketball team was very confident in the previous fixtures at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. They won the first round against Japan (88-77). Moreover, the Spaniards have won 8 of their last 9 matches. La Roja have scored 86 or more points in 8 of their last 10 games. This outcome in the next fixture is priced with the odds of 1.80 (-125; 4/5).
The accuracy of the Spanish team is the second highest in the group and equals 48%. The number of attempts to score they make is the highest, equaling 75.4 on average. We must see many top players like Ricky Rubio, Victor Claver and Marc Gasol in the starting lineup
The Argentina Olympic basketball team was not as successful as their next rival, but they have another strong side. Argentina has scored more than 83 points in 3 of their last 4 fixtures, in spite of their losses in those matches. The Argentina Soul to score more than 83 points in the next match comes with the odds of 3.30 (+230; 23/10).
They do not have high accuracy (45% on average), but their shots per match ratio is the highest in the group and equals 81.7 shots this year. Argentina is unlikely to win this match, but it is expectedly that they will score many points.
Key players and lineups
Spain Olympic projected lineup:
- Point guard: Ricky Rubio
- Shooting guard: Alberto Abalbe
- Small forward: Victor Claver
- Power forward: Rudy Fernandez
- Center: Marc Gasol
Ricky Rubio, a 30-years-old guard, showed top performance in the first round of Group C. He finished that fixture with 20 points and 9 assists. His performance in the NBA 2020-21 was not as perfect, but still good. He finished with 9 points per game and 40% accuracy.
Argentina Olympic projected lineup:
- Point guard: Faccudo Campazzo
- Shooting guard: Maximo Fjellerup
- Small forward: Patricio Garino
- Power forward: Luis Scola
- Center: Marcos Delia
Luis Scola keeps being the leading playmaker of the Argentina Olympic basketball team. He finished the first match with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 50% average accuracy. His last 3 seasons were spent in the Chinese league, but he still shows top-level play.
Betting tips and prediction
Spain has won 8 of their last 9 matches, as well as the last 5 fixtures against Argentina. They have scored 86 or more points in 8 of their last 10 games, whereas many of their rivals were much stronger than Argentina.
Betting prediction: Spain to win & Over 85.5 points by Spain
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
Both teams scored a large number of points this season. Spain and Argentina saw 165 or more points in 5 of their last 6 face-to-face games. Overs total is predictable here too.
Betting prediction: Over 164.5 points
Odds: 2.10 (+120 American; 11/10 Fractional)