2012 London Olympics Men's Basketball:USA vs. TunisiaJuly 31, 2012 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the NBA-led USA basketball team will face Tunisia in Group A preliminary round match. The game will be held at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena and will start at 10:15PM London time.

Team USA leads the Group A standings together with Argentina and Nigeria. The four top teams in each group will advance into the knockout stage round. Russia, Spain and Brazil are ahead in the Group B standings.

Kobe Bryant at 33 years old is the eldest among the players of the USA team. While No. 1 draftee Anthony Davis is the youngest at 19 years old. Team USA does not have enough depth in the center position but will rely in the speed and defensive pressure to bring home the gold medal.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Team USA as the favorite to beat the rest of the world and win the Olympic gold in the men's basketball competition. Spain and Argentina are the two teams that could possibly contend and derail the Olympic victory of Team USA.

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