Olympic Basketball Las Vegas Odds: American Women vs France For Gold
Friday, August 10, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The United States' women's basketball team didn't have an easy time against Australia in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament on Thursday, but they still managed to pick up the victory and move on to the gold-medal contest at the event in London on Saturday.
The Americans trailed the Australians 47-43 at halftime on Thursday, but rallied in the second half to grab an 86-73 win. The oddsmakers at Bovada Sportsbook had the United States listed as 24.5-point favorites for the game, and they didn't manage to cover that posted spread.
Thursday's game was the closest the United States' women's team had come to a loss so far at the tournament; the Americans blasted Canada 91-48 in the quarterfinals, and they outscored their five opponents in the qualification stage of the event by 183 points.
The Aussies will now play Russia in the bronze-medal game at the tournament on Saturday, while the United States will face France for the gold medal. France beat Russia by a score of 81-64 in the semifinals on Thursday, getting 15 points from Emilie Gomis.
France was pegged as a 5-point favorite against Russia in their semifinal matchup on Thursday, and heading into that contest they were at 20/1 on the basketball odds at Bovada Sportsbook to win the gold medal this weekend. Russia had been set at 25/1 on those odds. France is now at 14/1.