Price per Head Odds to Win Olympic Basketball Gold

olympicPrice per head outfits are already gearing up for the 2012 Olympics in London, and for the first time since 1948, Team GB will be trying their had against the world’s best.

Price per head outfits are already gearing up for the 2012 Olympics in London, and for the first time since 1948, Team GB will be trying their had against the world’s best.

After the draw in Rio De Janeiro the team will face three opponents ranked in the world’s top ten.

World number two side Spain, who will include NBA superstars Pau and Marc Gasol, were silver medallists in Beijing and have won the last two EuroBasket titles.

Australia, who Great Britain just barely lost to in overtime at last year’s Olympic test event, are ranked ninth in the world while China are tenth.

Great Britain’s team reformed in 2005 specifically for this year’s Olympics, and have only ever competed at a summer Games once, where they won just one of their eight matches.

The start of the event will kick off Sunday July 29 at the North Greenwich Arena.
“There are no easy draws or games at the Olympics for teams that have not been at this table before,” said British Basketball performance director Chris Spice.

“Preparation will be the key to our success and we must be diligent in leaving no stone unturned in getting the best out of our players for the next 88 days.

“During the Olympic tournaments there will be twists and turns and only the best prepared will survive to the end. We are really looking forward to giving our loyal fans and the British public something to remember.”

Pay per head sportsbooks already have odds to win the gold for most sports at the Olympics, and basketball is no different. Since Great Britain is a newcomer to the price per head odds, and up against powerhouses like the USA and Spain, they have been relegated to the ‘field’. Closer to July though, there will be matchups available for each game.

Odds for 2012 Olympic Basketball

USA        -1000
Spain        +600
France        +1600
Brazil        +2500
Argentina         +2500
Field        +600

Before the medal games, Great Britain, led by Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng, will have several friendlies most notably against the USA on July 19 at the MEN Arena.