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Australia vs Puerto Rico Olympic Women's Basketball Tips - Opals tipped to cover and under total points

  • Australia and Puerto Rico face off in a do-or-die game in Saitama
  • Both teams lost their first two games in Group C
  • Winner gets a chance to qualify for the quarterfinals as one of two best-ranked third placers across all groups
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Ezi Magbegor will lead the Opals in this do-or-die duel (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The Aussies have had a nightmare start to their campaign losing to Belgium (85-70) and China (76-74) and now staring at the prospect of being on a much earlier flight home than expected.

The good news is their final game is against Puerto Rico who have not enjoyed their time in Tokyo either, losing to China by 42 and Belgium by 35.

Understandably there is no head to head market available for this game so we’ll dip into the SGM options to build a nice value bet.

Scoring has been an issue for the Aussies putting up 74 and 70 in their games to date but they should be able to push 90 against this opposition.

Should the Aussies win, they will have to wait and see if they will qualify for the quarterfinals as one of two best-ranked third placers across all groups. 

Expected to lead the Opals in this do-or-die duel is Seattle Storm mainstay Ezi Magbegor, who topscored in their first two games. 

Verdict

With a spot in the knockouts on the line, Australia will need to work on building its points differential so I would expect them cover this line comfortably and shut down the Puerto Rican attack putting the under very much in play.

Best Bet: Australia -36.5/-148.5 Line & Total Points @263 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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