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How to watch Olympics men’s basketball Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1

Team USA headlines a packed hoops slate over the weekend.

United States v Iran Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 5
Zachary Lavine of Team United States brings the ball up the court against Iran during a Men’s Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

The men’s basketball tournament at the Tokyo Summer Olympics continues over the weekend with Team USA playing its final pool match hoping to enter the knockout stage. Luka Doncic leads Slovenia in a big matchup with Spain and the host nation Japan faces Argentina as part of a loaded slate.

Men’s basketball Olympics Saturday, July 31

Nigeria vs. Italy

Time: 12:40 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Italy -5.5
Over/under: 174
Moneyline odds: Nigeria +190, Italy -235

Italy has been impressive thus far, losing a close match to Australia after convincingly taking down Germany in the opener. Simone Fontecchio has been a star for the Italians and should have another big game here. Nigeria had a big victory in exhibition play against the United States, but has not found a win at the Tokyo Summer Games yet.

Germany vs. Australia

Time: 4:20 a.m. ET
TV channel: USA
Live stream:
Spread: Australia -8.5
Over/under: 172
Moneyline odds: Germany +350, Australia -475

Australia has been dominant in Group B and will look to complete the sweep against a solid German unit. Patty Mills and Joe Ingles headline a good Australia team capable of contending for the gold medal.

USA vs. Czech Republic

Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: NBC
Live stream:
Spread: USA -23.5
Over/under: 182.5
Moneyline odds: USA -3800, Czech Republic +1600

The Americans recovered from a tough loss to France in the opener with a big victory over Iran. A win over Czech Republic would be enough to secure qualification to the knockout round and USA is a heavy favorite. Czech Republic had some trouble with Iran and should not be a problem for Team USA.

Men’s basketball Olympics Sunday, August 1

Japan vs. Argentina

Time: 12:40 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Argentina -10.5
Over/under: 167.5
Moneyline odds: Japan +425, Argentina -590

This is a massive game for both teams, who are looking for a victory to keep knockout round qualification hopes alive. The host nation is led by Rui Hachimura, while Argentina’s veteran core hopes to keep the country’s knockout round presence going with a fifth straight appearance.

Slovenia vs. Spain

Time: 4:20 a.m. ET
TV channel: USA
Live stream:
Spread: Slovenia -2.5
Over/under: 176
Moneyline odds: Slovenia -145, Spain +125

Doncic has become a must-watch player for Olympics basketball fans and Slovenia is riding high because of his play. Spain has also won both its pool games so far, meaning this contest is for the top spot in the group. Can Doncic take down a great all-around Spanish team? At + odds, there’s some value backing Spain on the moneyline.