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Team USA: United States A 55-Point Favorite Over Tunisia

The United States men's basketball team is a 55-point favorite Tuesday against Tunisia in group play at the London Olympics, according to Covers.com.

In the article, Covers cites Sportsbook.com, which says 55 points is the biggest point spread they've ever seen.

Tunisia lost to Nigeria, 60-56, in its Olympic opener, while the US trounced France by 27, 98-71.

The other teams in Group A are Lithuania and Argentina. The US plays Nigeria on Thursday, Lithuania on Saturday and Argentina on Monday. Here is a complete schedule.

In what could be a sign of things to come, the USA women's team beat Angola 90-38 on Monday. In the Dream Team's infamous beatdown of Angola in 1992, the US won by 68 points.

Tuesday's game will be at 10:15 p.m. London time, or 5:15 p.m. Eastern.

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