Okay Big 3 basketball betting faithful. If you haven’t been keeping up with the Big 3 basketball league, then shame on you! If you have been, then you know that the 3-on-3 league of mostly ‘semi-old’ former NBA players going at it has featured a bunch of fun-filled action.
With the current 2019 season starting to heat up along with the rising summer temperatures, now is a perfect time to offer up some expert picks on this weekend’s slate of Week 3 matchups. With that said, let’s get started.
2019 Big 3 Basketball Week 3 Odds, Preview & Picks
Saturday, July 6th
- When: 5:00 PM ET
- Where: Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham, AL
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com
Enemies (1-1) vs. Ghost Ballers (2-0)
Enemies is coached by Rick Mahorn and captained by Gilbert Arenas. Lamar Odom and former NBA first-round pick Perry Jones III are co-captains. Enemies picked up their first win to even their record by taking out 50-40. Craig Smith had 19 points to lead 3 Enemies in double-figures as they came back from a 12-point 2nd Half hole to earn the first win in franchise history.
Coached by the legendary George ‘Iceman’ Gervin, Ghost Ballers is captained by Mike Bibby and co-captained by Ricky Davis and Carlos Boozer. Jamario Moon, Alex Scales and Mike Taylor round out the roster.
The Ghost Ballers moved to 2-0 on the season by beating Biouvac 51046 last weekend. The Ballers used a 10-0 run to reach point-game after trailing 42-39 before going on to get the 51-46 win on Jamario Moon’s putback layup of a Bivouac shot that didn’t touch the rim. Moon had 21 after scoring 20 in Week 1, Ricky Davis (last year’s Big3 scoring leader) had 20.
Ricky Davis can still put the ball in the hole like nobody’s business and Jamario Moon looks way better than he ever did in the NBA. Ghost Ballers gets the win in Week 3 to remain unbeaten because of their size and athleticism advantage.
Pick: Ghost Ballers 50 Enemies 42
Sunday, July 7th
- When: 1:00 PM ET
- Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com
3 Headed Monsters (2-0) vs. Killer 3s (2-0)
3 Headed Monsters are coached by NBA Hall of Famer Gary ‘The Glove’ Payton and is captained by former Seattle Seahawks teammate Rashard Lewis while being co-captained by Reggie Evans and Mahmoud Abdul-Raouf.
The Monsters got past the Aliens 50-44 in Week 2 to remain unbeaten. Captain Rashard Lewis had 16 of his 18 points in the 2nd Half. Reggie Evans added 10 points and 9 boards and Larry Sanders had 8 points and 10 boards.
The Killer 3s are coached by Charles Oakley and captained by Stephen Jackson with Josh Powell and Franklin Session serving as co-captains. The Killer 3s got past 3’s Company 50-32 last weekend to move to 2-0. The Killer 3’s dominated the 2nd Half 23-13 to notch a 50-32 as Stephen Jackson scored a game-high 22 points in his season debut, including 13 in the first half and a 4-pointer in the second half.
I’m going with Killer 3’s to get the win, simply because Frank ‘Nitty’ Session is still relatively young and explosive, combined with the fact that Stephen Jackson is still a bit ‘loco’ if you get my drift. The Killer 3’s man-handle a less aggressive 3 headed Monsters in this battle of unbeatens.
Pick: Killer 3s 50 3 Headed Monsters 46
Trilogy (0-2) vs. Power (2-0)
Trilogy is coached by Kenyon Martin and captained by Jason Terry with David Hawkins and James White serving as co-captains. Trilogy was on the wrong end of a 51-41 loss against The Triplets last weekend. James White had 18 points after scoring 17 in the opener, but Jason terry was limited to a paltry three points after scoring just two in the opener.
Power is coached by living legend Nancy Lieberman and captained by Corey Maggette. Cuttino Mobley and Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis are the co-captains with Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, Quentin Richardson and Ryan Gomes filling out the rest of the roster. Power picked up a convincing 51-43 win over Tri-State last weekend to move to 2-0 on the season. Cuttino Mobley scored a game-high 23 points after scoring 28 in the opener. Despite being without captain Corey Maggette, Glen “Big Baby” Davis had 10 points, Julian Wright added eight points after being signed this week to replace Quentin Richardson and Mychel Thompson had 6 points and 11 rebounds.
Jason Terry looks completely and utterly awful and trilogy has basically one guy that can put the ball in the hole in James White. Power will get the super easy win by smacking Trilogy senseless as Cuttino Mobley scores at least 20 again and Big Baby bullies his fat belly into scoring position down low.
Pick: Power 50 Trilogy 37