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How to watch Olympics women’s basketball Friday, July 30

USA meets the host country Japan to kick off a three-game slate for the day.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria v USA
Skylar Diggins-Smith of the USA Basketball Womens National Team shoots a free throw against the Nigeria Women’s National Team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

Women’s Olympic basketball action continues Friday with three games on the slate, including the United States taking on the host country Japan and Nigeria meeting France. Australia and China will round out the day’s play.

Women’s basketball Olympics Friday, July 30

USA vs. Japan

Time: 12:40 a.m. ET
TV channel: USA
Live stream:
Spread: USA -19
Over/under: 161
Moneyline odds: USA -2500, Japan +1200

The Americans are heavy favorites not only in this game, but in the competition as a whole. They have looked the part so far and will hope to continue performing at a high level against Japan. The host nation will hope to spring the biggest upset of the tournament in this contest.

Nigeria vs. France

Time: 4:20 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: France -7.5
Over/under: 142.5
Moneyline odds: Nigeria +270, France -350

France is the slight favorite here with former UConn star Gabby Williams leading the way. Nigeria has familiar talent as well with Erica Ogwumike and Elizabeth Balogun, but needs contributions from supporting players to get the win here. France’s quartet from Tango Bourges Basket needs to step up in this one.

Australia vs. China

Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Australia -5.5
Over/under: 146.5
Moneyline odds: Australia -255, China +205

Australia has a host of WNBA players on the roster and expects to challenge USA for the gold medal. Stephanie Talbot and Leilani Mitchell headline the Australian squad, but look for Ezi Magbegor to get things going as the tournament progresses. China is a solid unit, but will likely be outmatched by Australia’s talent in this contest.