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How to watch Olympics women’s basketball Sunday, August 1 and Monday, August 2

The Americans are back in action against France in a packed slate over two days.

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Sue Bird of the USA Basketball Womens National Team handles the ball during USAB Womens National Team practice on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Women’s Olympic basketball heads into the final games of the group stage Sunday and Monday with USA and France headlining the slate. Serbia and South Korea will be fighting to keep their medal hopes alive while the host nation Japan is also seeking qualification to the knockout stage. Here’s the schedule for August 1 and August 2 in women’s basketball at the Tokyo Summer Games.

Women’s basketball Olympics Sunday, August 1

Serbia vs. South Korea

Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Serbia -20
Over/under: 142
Moneyline odds: Serbia -2500, South Korea +1200

Both teams are battling to remain in the hunt for a medal. A win here means qualification hopes are still alive while the loser gets eliminated. Serbia has been the better team through two games and is expected to get the job done here.

Japan vs. Nigeria

Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Japan -8.5
Over/under: 148.5
Moneyline odds: Japan -435, Nigeria +330

The host nation has looked solid in two games, but predictably struggled against the United States. If Japan can beat Nigeria, it will secure qualification to the knockout round. The women’s team finished fifth at the 1976 Games, but hasn’t done much since. This is a chance to get more eyes on the sport in Japan.

Women’s basketball Olympics Monday, August 2

USA vs. France

Time: 12:40 a.m. ET
TV channel: USA
Live stream:
Spread: USA -13.5
Over/under: 156
Moneyline odds: USA -1125, France +700

The Americans have been methodical so far in the tournament. After a nine-point win over Nigeria, USA cruised to a 17-point victory over Japan. France will be fighting to guarantee qualification, but the Americans have more talent and are locked in.

Belgium vs. China

Time: 4:20 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Belgium -2.5
Over/under: 152
Moneyline odds: Belgium -145, China +125

The top two teams in Group C meet with Belgium slightly favored to go undefeated in group play. Emma Meesseman has been the breakout star of the tournament so far, averaging 29.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Expect her to have another monster outing against China.

Puerto Rico vs. Australia

Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Australia -34.5
Over/under: 149
Moneyline odds: Puerto Rico +3300, Australia -10000

Australia’s WNBA stars have not been able to register any wins in Tokyo so far, but have a chance to qualify to the knockout round via the third-place tiebreaker process. The Aussies are heavily favored to beat Puerto Rico and at least give themselves a chance to stay alive in the competition.