Poliedro de Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela, will serve as the backdrop for this heated South American showdown.
As far as the FIBA Americas 2013 odds are concerned, Las Vegas' experts predict a one-sided pounding in favor of the defending champs.
Led by Luis Scola and Carlos Delfino, Argentina is listed as a 23-point favorite over Paraguay [+23], while the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 152½ points in this preliminary round.
History hasn't been kind for the Paraguayans coming into this matchup, and if their most recent games are any indication, a 23-point spread could very kind.
Things got away from them the last time these sides met at the FIBA Americas 2011, as the Argentines came away with a (84-52) 32-point thrashing.
Furthermore, their most recent performances in FIBA Americas play couldn't be more contrasting. In 2011, Argentina went 5-1 on its way to a second title in 10 years, while Paraguay (0-4) failed to win a single game, going 0-4 for the tournament.