Best bets for the Tokyo Olympics

Team USA struggled in exhibition play but still is worth a bet to win gold. Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The Summer Games are a year late and will look different with no fans in attendance in Tokyo, but there are still plenty of opportunities to bet.

Andre Snellings, Tyler Fulghum and Doug Kezirian offer their best bets for the Olympics.

Men's basketball

USA to win gold (-400)

Snellings: In the Dream Team era, there was only one span in which Team USA men's basketball struggled against international competition and that was in the early 2000s. Team USA finished sixth at the 2002 FIBA World Championships, then was held to the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. This led to a revamping of the way that the team was chosen and how it prepped for international play, and Team USA has won gold in every Olympics since. Fast forward to this iteration of Team USA, which lost its first two exhibition games and went 1-3 ATS overall during exhibition season. This has led to some worry that this team will struggle at the Olympics as well, and I'd expect that worry to translate on some level into the odds (USA was -900). But I believe this Team USA is still poised to win Olympics gold this time around, for several reasons.