Sportsbook Lines: Team USA vs Australia

The practice and preliminaries are now behind us and the 2012 Olympic Basketball tourmanent heads into the quarterfinals for Team USA tonight. The tip off versus Australia in London's North Greenwich Arena is scheduled for 5:15ET and the game can be seen nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

Lets do a quick review of how this group of American NBA superstars got to be 5-0 entering tonights action. It all started rather sluggishly with the U.S. allowing France to hang around for the first quarter before blowing them out in the second, in route to a 98-71 opening game win. Check the Sportsbook Lines for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Next up, an overmatched squad from Tunisia, where every member of Team USA scored, with six of them being in double digits. In fact, 80 points were scored by bench players in the 110-63 victory.

There is little that can be said concerning the affair against Nigeria except the final score, Team USA 156, Nigeria 73. Next! Perhaps tired out from their previous rout, game number four proved to be the only competitive battle to date, with the U.S. emerging victorious over Lithuania, 99-94. LeBron James came to the rescue after the Americans fell behind 82-80 in the final quarter. He scored 9 points in the final four minutes to seal the deal. Start your Sportsbook action on the 2012 Olympic Games.

On Wednesday, Kevin Durant was on fire, hitting 8 of 10 from beyond the arc propelling his team to a 126-97 triumph in a game they led by only one at the half.
Which brings us to the matchup with Australia in quarterfinal play today. The Americans and the Aussies have met thirteen times in international play and the U.S. Is 13-0. That said, Australia does play a form of basketball resembling rugby, so the United States can expect plenty of physical contact.

Australia has won 3 straight to post a 3-2 overall mark, good for fourth place in group B. The Australian backcourt of Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova can be formidable and 6 foot 11 inch David Andersen will be a force to be reckoned with for the somewhat undersized American frontcourt.

Team USA is a 33.5 point favorite. The over/under is 188.5 total points.

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