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2021 Tokyo Olympics: Men's 3-on-3 Basketball Gold Medal Odds Favor Serbia Over Latvia

3x3 Basketball Olympic Test Event
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The Tokyo Games will mark the first time 3x3 basketball will be staged at the Olympics. Surprisingly, the eight-team field will not include an American team.

Serbia (+150) and Latvia (+200) are the pre-tournament favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook ahead of the event.

The top three nations in the men’s world rankings as of Nov. 1, 2019, automatically qualified. Twenty teams went went through Olympic qualifying in May in Austria to earn a berth into the Olympics. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is the governing body of the sport and oversaw the 3 x. 3 Olympic qualifier.

The American team had no current NBA players, and the Netherlands eliminated the Americans on their way to advancing to the Olympics.

Here are the teams competing in the 3 x 3 men's basketball event, and the odds to win the gold medal presented by FanDuel Sportsbook

Men's 3 x 3 Basketball Gold Medal Odds

1. Serbia (+150)

2. Latvia (+200)

3. Russian Olympic Committee (+750)

4. Netherlands (+750)

5. Belgium (+1400)

6. Poland (+1600)

7. China (+2900)

8. Japan (+3400)

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