USA vs Iran: losers of the first round
Few days ago USA national team was defeated in the Olympic tournament for the first time since 2004. In the first match American team was a huge favourite, just like always. And indeed, in the first half of the game Stars and Stripes outscored their opponent - 45:37.
In the third quarter Frenchmen managed to surprise the Dream Team (25:11). In the end of the match Vincent Collet's lads finished the shocked opponent off (21:10). American star player Kevin Durant scored only 10 points. Nominal hosts are at the bottom of the first group now!
Iran is approaching the second match on a higher position that Americans due to better difference of scored and conceded points. In the first match Iran national team played against Czech Republic and failed to secure a positive result (78:84).
Czech players were in control of the game until the last quarter (67:46). In the last ten minutes Europeans relaxed too early and let their opponents to narrow the gap.
Iranian player Behnam Yakhchali was the most scored more points than any player in the game (23).
In the first quarter of a previous game USA scored 22 points
In the first round matches of both teams ended with a total under 162,5
In the first match Iran scored 78 points
USA national team is a favourite in the match against any opponent. But the results of a World Cup in China, warm-up friendlies before the Olympics and the first match at Tokyo are showing that famous American players are not unbeatable at all. Of course Iranians won't have many chances in this match, but we think that Asian team won't lose by a handicap over 42 points.
Our first prediction - Iran to win with a handicap of (+42.5) points
Prediction: Handicap (+42.5) for Iran
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In the match against France American players made too many mistakes. Leader of the Dream Team, Kevin Durant, couldn't lead his partners and scored only 10 points. In our opinion, American team won't be able to score more than 104 points.
Our second prediction - individual total of USA team under 103,5 points