Olympic basketball 2021: Slovenia vs Australia prediction and betting tips (August 7)
Both teams have broken their winning streaks. Due to these unfortunate developments, they will meet each other in the match for 3rd place at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
Luka Doncic (Slovenia) is one to watch in the Bronze match
Luka Doncic (Slovenia) is one to watch in the Bronze match
by Alex Weaver Alex Weaver

The Slovenia vs Australia fixture is set to start at 11:00 a.m. GMT on 7 August 2021 at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. You may check the Slovenia vs Australia (August 7) prediction and betting tips below, as well as betting odds, key stats and projected lineups.

Slovenia vs Australia Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites

Slovenia is the favorite of this match, probably due to the fact that they were only 2 points away from the final in the semis

Slovenia to take the 3rd place is priced with the odds of 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional), which equals an approximate probability of 56%. Australia to win the match comes with the odds of 2.10 (+110; 11/10), with chances being around 12%.

Below are the latest odds for other big Slovenia vs Australia betting markets.

Over/Under points total:

  • Over 180.5 points — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Under 180.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

Points spread:

  • Slovenia (-2.5) — 1.92 (-109; 23/25)
  • Australia (+2.5) — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)

The player picks odds:

  • Over 24.5 points by Luca Doncic — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
  • Under 24.5 points by Luca Doncic — 1.75 (-133; 3/4)
  • Over 21.5 points by Patty Mills — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Under 21.5 points by Patty Mills — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)

Slovenia vs Australia Olympic basketball match preview and stats

The Slovenia Olympic basketball team had won 10 matches in a row before losing to France (89-90) in the semi-final. Aleksander Sekulic’s men were stronger in two quarters and tied in one, but an 8-point difference in the 3rd quarter created a handicap for France, which the Slovenians had no time to make up for.

Slovenia has completed 36.6 attacking actions per game on average, which led to a result of 102.4 points per game on average at the 2021 Olympics. These stats are the highest at this event among all teams. In head-to-head matches against Australia, Slovenia's only problem is defence. They completed 18.6 actions per game on average.

Aleksander Sekulic’s men have never scored more than 90 points in an H2H match against Australia. A total under 90.5 points by Slovenia in the final is priced with the odds of 1.90 (-111; 9/10).

FIBA named the Australia Olympic basketball team the main contender to win the 2021 Olympics. But unfortunately for them, they lost the semis against the USA (78-97), the team that was initially named the odds-on favourite of the tournament by online bookmakers. The Boomers had a streak of 9 victories in a row, before that loss.

Australia's strengths in the next match will be accuracy and defence. The ratio of the first is 45.4% at the Games, whereas in defence they have completed 24.5 actions per game in defence in H2H matches against Slovenia.

The Boomers have scored 86.8 ppg on average at the 2021 Olympics. A total under 87.5 points by Australia is priced with the odds of 2.10 (+110; 11/10).

Slovenia vs Australia Olympic basketball key players and lineups

Slovenia Olympic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Aleksei Nikolic
  • Shooting guard: Klemen Prepelic
  • Small forward: Vlatko Cancar
  • Power forward: Luka Doncic
  • Center: Mike Tobey

Luca Doncic tried to carry his team to the final, but failed. He finished the semi-final match with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 18 assists. His triple-double was only the third in the history of the Olympics, with the previous being completed by LeBron James (USA) in 2012.

Australia Olympic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Mattew Dellavedova
  • Shooting guard: Patty Mills
  • Small forward: Joe Ingles
  • Power forward: Nick Kay
  • Center: Jock Landale

Patty Mills was the best in all his fixtures for the Australia Olympic team. He has scored 19.6 points and made 5.8 assists per game on average at the 2021 Olympics. All this made him the second top-scorer and the third best assistant in this event.

Slovenia vs Australia Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction

Slovenia had significantly stronger rivals than Australia. They beat Spain and were really close to beat France to qualify for the final. Whereas the strongest Australia’s opponent was Argentina, who is not in their best conditions now. Overall, Australia has a stronger roster, but Slovenia has looked much better at the 2021 Olympics and should win this one.

Besides, a total under 170.5 points played out in all their head-to-head fixtures. A total under 180.5 points in this match could be a safe bet.

Betting prediction: Slovenia to win

Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 180.5 points

Odds: 1.85 (-118 American; 17/20 Fractional)

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