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How to watch Olympics men’s basketball Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30

Spain, Argentina and France feature in three matches over Thursday and Friday.

Japan v Spain Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 3
Marc Gasol of Team Spain drives to the basket against Japan during the second half of the Men’s Preliminary Round Group C game on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 26, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The men’s basketball tournament at the Tokyo Summer Olympics continues Thursday and Friday with Spain and Argentina meeting up for the banner game. France will also be in action, looking to continue its impressive Games so far when it faces Iran. Luka Doncic and Slovenia battle the host country early tomorrow to kick things off.

Men’s basketball Olympics Thursday, July 29

Japan vs. Slovenia

Time: 12:40 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Spread: Slovenia -20.5
Over/under: 182.5
Moneyline odds: Japan +1200, Slovenia -2500

Doncic was a star in Slovenia’s opening game, going for 48 points in his Olympic debut. The Dallas Mavericks star is continuing his ascent in the NBA and these Games will aid in that effort. Rui Hachimura is on the floor for the host nation, but Japan is a big underdog here.

Argentina vs. Spain

Time: 8:10 a.m. ET
TV channel: NBCSN
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Spread: Spain -8.5
Over/under: 163.5
Moneyline odds: Argentina +330, Spain -435

Spain is a medal contender with the Gasol brothers and Ricky Rubio in the fold. Argentina has a history of performing well at the Games, but this roster is far from the golden era of the 2000s. Expect the Spanish to win with relative ease here.

Men’s basketball Olympics Friday, July 30

France vs. Iran

Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Spread: France -25.5
Over/under: 154.5
Moneyline odds: France -3300, Iran +1400

France is showing why it will challenge for a medal with a surprise win over USA in the opening match. Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum and Evan Fournier are stepping up in Tokyo and France’s rotation players are showing they are capable to delivering good minutes. Iran is no match for this group.