After turning in a triple-double effort against Australia on Wednesday LeBron James will be looking to lead the USA to another hoops win on Friday as big betting favorites in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament against Argentina.
James picked up 11 points, 14 boards, and 11 assists in the Americans' 119-86 win in the quarterfinals of the event in London on Wednesday, advancing them to Friday's tipoff against Argentina (4:00pm ET).
And the United States is once again a big favorite on the Olympic betting lines for Friday, as they are pegged as 26-point chalk at Sportsbook against Argentina.
The Americans already beat Argentina by 31 points in this tournament, winning 126-97 in their Group A matchup on Monday. Argentina got past Brazil by an 82-77 score in the quarterfinals.
On the gold-medal odds for the men's basketball tournament at Sportsbook it's the United States listed as a heavy 1/33 favorite, followed by Spain at 16/1, Russia at 25/1, and Argentina at 40/1.
Spain is a 5-point favorite at Sportsbook in their semifinal game against the Russians on Friday (12:00pm ET). Spain beat France 66-59 in the quarterfinals, while Russia knocked out Lithuania in an 83-74 victory. In the qualification round of the tournament Russia got past Spain in a 77-74 victory.
The United States/Argentina Sportsbook will take on the Spain/Russia Sportsbook in the gold-medal game on Sunday, while the losers will compete in the bronze-medal contest that same day.
Olympic Men's Basketball @ London, England
Friday's games with posted Sportsbook odds
Argentina (Men) +26
USA (Men) -26
Spain (Men) -5
Russia (Men) +5
Odds to Win Olympic Men's Basketball at Sportsbook: