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How to watch Olympics men’s basketball Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27

Olympic hoops action continues on the men’s side with three games across Monday and Tuesday.

Spain v United States
Pau Gasol of the Spain Men’s National Team looks on during the game against the USA Men’s National Team on July 18, 2021 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The men’s basketball tournament at the Tokyo Summer Olympics continues Monday and Tuesday as powerhouses Argentina and Spain take the floor. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will make an appearance with Slovenia and the host country also gets into the act.

Men’s basketball Olympics Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27

Slovenia vs. Argentina

Time: 12:40 a.m. ET Monday
TV channel: CNBC
Live stream:
Spread: Slovenia -6
Over/under: 177
Moneyline odds: Slovenia -235, Argentina +190

It is surprising to see Slovenia favored in the matchup, even with Doncic being the best player on the floor. Argentina has historically done well in Olympic play, but doesn’t have some of the elite talent it once featured. The ageless Luis Scola will be taking part in his fifth Olympic games.

Spain vs. Japan

Time: 8:00 a.m. ET Monday
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Spain -19.5
Over/under: 152.5
Moneyline odds: Spain -2200, Japan +1100

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura leads the hosts against a dominant Spanish lineup on paper. The Gasol brothers return for Spain, as does Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez. Usman Garuba is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2021 NBA draft. This Spain team will challenge for the gold medal.

Germany vs. Nigeria

Time: 9:00 p.m. ET Tuesday
TV channel: TBD
Live stream:
Spread: Nigeria -5.5
Over/under: 166.5
Moneyline odds: Germany +165, Nigeria -195

Nigeria lost by 19 points to Australia in the opening Olympic match but is favored to take care of Germany. The Germans also lost their opening match, falling to Italy 92-82. Both teams will need to win to have a better chance at qualification for the knockout stage. Nigeria has more NBA talent than Germany, but that hasn’t meant much so far in these Games.