Men’s Olympic Basketball Team Announced: US Bigger Favorite

  • The announcement of the United States men’s basketball team roster has caused their
  • Olympic betting odds for Paris to change from -240 to -260.
  • Team USA’s inclusion of talented defensive centers like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, and Bam Adebayo likely makes them the best bet to take home the gold.

PARIS – The United States men’s basketball team has released their roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics, with the selection of 12 former NBA All-Stars causing Team USA’s odds to shift from a -240 favorite to -260.

The announcement of the team has not changed any other Olympic basketball betting odds of Paris 2024.

2024 Olympic Men’s Basketball Winner Odds at BetOnline

  • USA -260
  • Serbia +400
  • Canada +600
  • France +800
  • Germany +900
  • Australia +1400
  • Spain +1600
  • Slovenia +2000
  • Lithuania +2500
  • Argentina +3300
  • Nigeria +5000
  • Italy +8000
  • Latvia +10000

What is Team USA’s Final Roster for Paris 2024

Kawhi Leonard was the final choice for the Team USA roster of 12 current NBA players, with the star forward giving the Americans a strong mix of guards, forwards, and centers for the Paris Games.

Team USA Position Breakdowns


  • Steph Curry
  • Devin Booker
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Jrue Holiday


  • LeBron James
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Jayson Tatum


  • Joel Embiid
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Anthony Davis

Team USA’s inclusion of three centers may be the most notable development that caused their slight shift on the BetOnline board with 2024 Olympic betting odds, as many other teams feature some of the best centers in the world.

  • Serbia (+400): Nikola Jokic
  • Canada (+600): Zach Edey, Dwight Powell, and Kelly Olynyk
  • France (+800): Rudy Gobert

The 2024 Olympics will not be the first time that international centers are at the forefront, as many have starred before. In fact, teams that feature high-level centers have given Team USA trouble in past international basketball tournaments have often given the Americans trouble.

Past losses against Lithuania, Germany, and Canada at the 2023 Fiba World Cup were all against teams that starting-caliber NBA centers played for like Jonas Valanciunas, Moritz Wagner, and Olynyk. Those losses are likely why Bam Adebayo, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid are all on the team. They are all strong defensive players who have made at least one All-Defensive Second Team or better in recent years.

Given the strength of the USA Basketball roster in the frontcourt to counter previous weakness, they are likely the best team with Olympic betting odds.

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