BIG3 Basketball Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions for Week 3

BIG3 Basketball Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions for Week 3

Triplets star Joe Johnson post shot reaction

Sep 1, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Triplets guard Joe Johnson (1) gets a pat on the head after making the final shot of the game to win the Big3 Championship at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 of BIG3 action begins Saturday with a 3-game slate, with another three games on Sunday
Two-time MVP Joe Johnson and the Triplets seek their third straight win to start the season
See below for odds on all games and our betting predictions

While current NBA superstars are cashing in big this week with the start of Free Agency, former well known players are trying to stay relevant in the BIG3.

Week 3 of the 3-on-3 league tips-off on Saturday with a three game slate, followed by another triple-header on Sunday.

The action gets underway with a matchup between the Power and Enemies, with the Enemies missing a key component to their roster.

(Note: not all betting lines were available at press time)

BIG3 Week 3 Odds

Game Time (ET)
Team
Spread
Moneyline
Saturday, July 2
Power
-2 (-115)
-130
1pm
Enemies
+2 (-115)
+100
Game Time (ET)
Team
Spread
Moneyline
Saturday, July 2
Killer 3’s
+4.5 (-115)
+145
2pm
Tri-State
-4.5 (-115)
-180
Game Time (ET)
Team
Spread
Moneyline
Saturday, July 2
Triplets
-8 (-115)
-300
3pm
Ball Hogs
+8 (-115)
+235
Game Time (ET)
Team
Spread
Moneyline
Sunday, July 3
3’s Company
OFF
OFF
3pm
3 Headed Monsters
OFF
OFF
Game Time (ET)
Team
Spread
Moneyline
Sunday, July 3
Bivouac
OFF
OFF
4pm
Aliens
OFF
OFF
Game Time (ET)
Team
Spread
Moneyline
Sunday, July 3
Trilogy
OFF
OFF
5pm
Ghost Ballers
OFF
OFF

Odds as of July 1st at DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

 

Power vs Enemies Pick

Co-Captain Elijah Stewart is out for at least the next two weeks after he earned an invite to the Pelicans’ Summer League squad. If Enemies fans were wondering who was going to fill the scoring void fear not, as heat-check All-Star Jordan Crawford will take his place.

BREAKING NEWS: Enemies have elevated Jordan Crawford from the draft pool. He will take the place of Elijah Stewart, who will miss time playing in NBA Summer League.

We wish Elijah the best of luck with this new opportunity! #BIG3Season5 pic.twitter.com/mjz75Bhtkh

— BIG3 (@thebig3) June 29, 2022

Crawford will join Nick Young, AKA Swaggy P, to form one of the most entertaining duos in the league. Defense will be an after thought and we can expect a plethora of jaw-dropping plays to follow. But will that lead to success? Perhaps against a different squad, but it seems unlikely versus the Power.

Cmon @big3enemies, we dare you to try and stop Glen ? https://t.co/pZ2wIj4eKY

— Power (@big3_power) July 1, 2022

Nancy Lieberman’s squad is loaded with size and deploys a bully ball strategy. Royce White and T.J. Cline will wear the Enemies down in the paint, while 2022 number one overall pick Glen Rice Jr. has showed a deft touch in his first two BIG3 games.

Pick: Power -2 (-115)

Killer 3’s vs Tri-State Pick

Tri-State began the season with a 15 point loss. They followed that up in Week 2 with a 16 point win. So what changed? The return of Jason Richardson. The former top-5 NBA selection was back in the lineup for Week 2’s victory and racked up a stat line of 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Jason Richardson droppin’ buckets ?? @MonsterEnergy @thebig3 #monsterenergy #big3 pic.twitter.com/bAvuuToOmB

— SLAM (@SLAMonline) June 25, 2022

Not only was he a game changer on offense, he also helped key a defensive effort that slowed down Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers, two of the most well known players in the league. Tri-State is loaded with former NBA talent, something that the Killer 3’s are severely lacking.

The team is led by Franklin (Nitty) Session who leads the BIG3 in assists. However, after him the cupboard is bare. Only Josh Powell and KJ McDaniels have any NBA experience and those aren’t exactly names to fear. If Richardson and company can clamp down on Session this game could easily replicate Tri-State’s Week 2 blowout win.

Pick: Tri-State -4.5 (-115)

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Ball Hogs vs Triplets Pick

Last but not least, Joe Johnson’s Triplets look to continue their undefeated season. While Johnson and Co. are off to a 2-0 start and boast the league’s best point differential, the Ball Hogs are 0-2 and have the worst point differential.

The scary thing about the Triplets is that they proved last week they can win without Johnson. The two-time MVP struggled from the field against the Aliens scoring just 13 points, but it hardly mattered. The Pargo brothers, Jeremy and Jannero, picked up the slack combining for 35 points and seven three’s en route to a 50-33 victory.

JANNERO PARGO MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE ? pic.twitter.com/jUwh8SlYUm

— BIG3 (@thebig3) June 25, 2022

The Ball Hogs meanwhile, fell 50-43 to the 2-0 Ghost Ballers last week, after a 17 point blowout loss in Week 1. The good news is that Leandro Barbosa is back which should help the offense. Barbosa finished second in scoring behind Johnson last year, and led the league in assists.

The Problem is after “The Blur” the Ball Hogs are hurting for talent. Jodie Meeks in the only other player with NBA experience, while the trio of Will McDonald, Kuran Iverson and Stacy Davis are averaging just 9.5, 6.5 and 4.5 points respectively.

Pick: Triplets -8 (-115)

 

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As SBD’s resident Swiss Army Knife, Chris covers virtually every sport including NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, NCAAB, NCAAF and the Olympics. A true grinder, he’d rather pick off small edges in the player props market than swing for the fences with a 5-leg parlay.

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