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USA Softball vs. Canada: Watch 2021 Tokyo Olympics; live stream, TV channel, time, odds

Team USA started the Tokyo Games with a win over Italy on Tuesday
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The USA Softball Women's National Team is back on the world stage at the Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 games are Team USA's fifth Olympic appearance and first since 2008, after the sport was left out of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Games are set for Friday, but Team USA began their campaign for softball gold on Tuesday when they defeated Italy, 2-0. They face Canada on Wednesday night.

Veteran pitcher Cat Osterman threw six innings of one-hit ball with nine strikeouts in the win over the Italians. In Olympic play, Osterman, 38, is now 6-1 with 66 strikeouts in 38 innings.

The host country Japan is the defending gold medalist after they upset the United States in the final in Beijing 13 years ago. Prior to the upset loss in 2008, the United States had been dominant on the international level, taking home the gold in 1996 (Atlanta), 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens).

Here's how to watch USA Softball's second game against Canada:

USA Softball vs. Canada
  • When: 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 21 | Where: Fukushima Azuma Stadium
  • TV channel: NBC Sports Network | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
  • Odds: USA -500; Canada +333

The softball tournament is set so that each team plays each of the other five teams in a single round-robin tournament. The top two teams (based on record) will compete for the gold medal, while the bronze medal game will be between the third- and fourth-place teams. Because of Tokyo's state of emergency due to COVID-19, there will be no fans at the games.

The full softball schedule for the Olympics can be found here. Here is Team USA's schedule:

Team USA Softball schedule Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result

Tuesday, July 20

Italy

USA 2, Italy 0

Wednesday, July 21

Canada

8 p.m.

Saturday, July 24

Mexico

1:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 24

Australia

9 p.m.

Sunday, July 25

Japan

9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 27

Bronze medal game

12 a.m.

Tuesday, July 27

Gold medal game

7 a.m.

Olympic softball tournament gold medal odds

The No. 1 ranked United States and No. 2 Japan are the favorites for gold in this year's six-team Olympic field. The two teams have faced each other in the final of every World Championship dating back to 2002. Team USA hold the overall advantage over Japan with a 5-2 record. Here are the odds entering the tournament via William Hill Sportsbook.

USA

-200

Japan

+225

Canada

+1200

Mexico

+2500

Australia

+3300

Italy

+8000

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