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How the men’s basketball quarterfinals bracket is shaping up in 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Team USA faces Spain in a rematch from exhibition play.

United States v Czech Republic Men’s Basketball - Olympics: Day 8
Kevin Durant of Team United States pumps his fist against Czech Republic during the second half of a Men’s Basketball Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The 2021 Tokyo Olympic men’s basketball tournament moves into the knockout stage with the quarterfinal round beginning Monday, August 2 and concluding Tuesday, August 3. Italy and France will tip off the round Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Team USA enters the knockout round as the heavy favorite to win the gold medal at -195, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Slovenia, led by Luka Doncic, is next in line at +500 to finish at the top of the podium. Australia is third to win gold at +800 despite losing Aron Baynes to a neck injury after the center fell in the team bathroom.

Spain is a surprising longshot at +2000 despite featuring plenty of NBA talent, likely due to its matchup with the Americans in the first round. Argentina, a consistent threat at the Games, is +7000.

Here’s a look at how the knockout bracket is set up as the competition moves a step closer to crowning a champion.

Quarterfinals, Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3

  • Italy vs. France
  • Slovenia vs. Germany
  • USA vs. Spain
  • Australia vs. Argentina