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Summer Olympics Men's Basketball: Australia vs. Germany odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

In Summer Olympics Men's Basketball action Saturday, Australia and Germany play in a 4:20 a.m. ET tip-off at Saitama Super Arena. Below, we preview the Australia vs. Germany odds and lines, and make our best Summer Olympics bets, picks and predictions.

Australia routed Nigeria 84-67 in its group play opener Sunday. The Aussies found the sledding a bit tougher Wednesday, eeking out an 86-83 win over Italy, who easily grabbed the cover.

Germany was tripped up 92-82 against Italy in its group play opener Sunday after going ice-cold in the fourth quarter. It was able to rebound, literally and figuratively, in a 99-92 win over Nigeria Wednesday as the Over connected.

Australia vs. Germany: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM ; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Friday at 6:40 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Australia -375 (bet $375 to win $100) | Germany +290 (bet $100 to win $290)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Australia -8.5 (-115) | Germany +8.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under: 172.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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Australia vs. Germany: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Australia 95, Germany 83

Money line (ML)

Australia (-375) will cost you nearly four times your potential return, and that's just not a recommended long-term betting strategy, although it's hard to envision a scenario that sees Germany pull the upset.

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Against the spread (ATS)

AUSTRALIA -8.5 (-115) has been a well-oiled machine on offense and has a deep roster chock-full of NBA talent. Germany might keep this game fairly close in the first half before the Aussies pull away and secure the double-digit victory.

Over/Under(O/U)

OVER 172.5 (-110) is the way to go for Australia, as it has averaged 85.0 points per game through two group play games. Germany coughed up 92 points against Nigeria, so Australia should flirt with the century mark Saturday.

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