Australia vs Serbia
Australia vs Serbia Olympic Basketball Prediction provided by Documented Handicappers
Australia (1-0) vs Serbia (1-0)
Serbia looks to build on its impressive 86-62 victory over Venezuela as they matchup against Austraila in Group A game. Australia is also coming off an impressive 87-66 victory over France in the first round. Both teams are (1-0) in Olympic play.
Serbia is averaging 86 points on 57 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 37 percent shooting. Miroslav Raduljica scored 18 points and three assists while Bogdan Bogdanović contributed with 19 points and one rebound in their 1st round matchup vs Venezuala. Serbia could be the darkhorse surprise of the tournament if they can win today after missing back-to-back Olympics.
Australia’s win over France was a big one considering France’s standing as one of the underdog favorites to win a medal. Patty Mills dropped 21 points and five assists while Andrew Bogut scored18 points and four rebounds. Aron Baynes is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Ingles dished six assists.
Serbia looked good in their game vs Venezuala but Australia’s upset win over France was more impressive and their physical style of play provides the advantage. Andrew Bogut and Patty Mills make the difference. Look for this game to be a physical, hard fought game but +4.5 points is too much to lay which is why we recommend taking Australia.
Australia vs Serbia Olympic Basketball Prediction: Australia +4.5