The 2021 Tokyo Olympic men’s basketball tournament moves into the knockout stage with the quarterfinal round beginning Monday, August 2 and concluding Tuesday, August 3. Italy and France will tip off the round Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Team USA enters the knockout round as the heavy favorite to win the gold medal at -195, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Slovenia, led by Luka Doncic, is next in line at +500 to finish at the top of the podium. Australia is third to win gold at +800 despite losing Aron Baynes to a neck injury after the center fell in the team bathroom.
Spain is a surprising longshot at +2000 despite featuring plenty of NBA talent, likely due to its matchup with the Americans in the first round. Argentina, a consistent threat at the Games, is +7000.
Here’s a look at how the knockout bracket is set up as the competition moves a step closer to crowning a champion.
Quarterfinals, Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3
- Italy vs. France
- Slovenia vs. Germany
- USA vs. Spain
- Australia vs. Argentina