Odds to Win the BIG3 Championship

Jake Walker

Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:48 AM UTC

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 2:48 AM UTC

You think the Warriors will sweep the NBA Finals and finish the Playoffs 16-0? If you're wondering about what to bet on during the NBA offseason, check BetOnline's odds to win the inaugural BIG3 Championship and read on to find out more about this newly-formed league.

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On January 11, famous rapper and actor Ice Cube announced the formation of the BIG3, a professional 3-
on-3 traveling basketball league featuring eight teams of former NBA legends and players in an eight-game regular season.

The games will be played every Saturday as part of a quadruple-header with all eight teams and the playoffs will have semifinal matchups before the championship game.

As for the rules, they're unique to say the least, the games will be played on a half court, there will be a four-point shot and there won't be foul outs or defensive three-second violations. Halftime starts once a team scores 30 points and the game ends when a team scores 60.

A player combine was held on April 29 and the BIG3 draft took place the next day, when all team captains and co-captains selected 24 players from a pool of 70.
Trilogy took former North Carolina star and Timberwolves and Kings player Rashad McCants with the first overall pick, but many well-known former NBA players went undrafted, including Steve Francis, Joe Smith, Kendall Gill, Earl Boykins, Kareem Rush, Smush Parker, Al Thornton and D.J. Mbenga.

Here's the full roster for each team:

3's Company

Captain: Allen Iverson

Co-captain: Demarr Johnson

Other players: Andre Owens, Mike Sweetney, Rueben Patterson

Head coach: Allen Iverson

Killer 3s

Captain: Chauncey Billups

Co-captain: Stephen Jackson

Other players: Reggie Evans, Larry Hughes, Brian Cook

Head coach: Charles Oakley


Captain: Jermaine O'Neal

Co-captain: Bonzi Wells

Other players: Xavier Silas, Lee Nailon, Mike James

Head coach: Julius Erving

3 Headed Monsters

Captain: Rashard Lewis

Co-captain: Jason Williams

Other players: Kwame Brown, Eddie Basden, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Head coach: Gary Payton


Captain: Kenyon Martin

Co-captain: Al Harrington

Other players: Rashad McCants, James White, Dion Glover

Head coach: Rick Mahorn

Ghost Ballers

Captain: Mike Bibby

Co-captain: Ricky Davis

Other players: Mo Evans, Marcus Banks, Ivan Johnson

Head coach: George Gervin


Captain: Corey Maggette

Co-captain: Cuttino Mobley

Other players: Jerome Williams, Deshawn Stevenson, Moochie Norris

Head coach: Clyde Drexler

Ball Hogs

Captain: Brian Scalabrine

Co-captain: Josh Childress

Other players: Derrick Byars, Rasual Butler, Dominic McGuire

Head coach: Rick Barry


Below is the full season schedule for the inaugural BIG3 season.


BIG3 Season Schedule

June 25: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

July 2: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

July 9: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

July 16: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 23: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

July 30: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

August 6: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky

August 13: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

August 20: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington (Playoffs)

August 26: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada (Finals)


Following the BIG3 draft, BetOnline posted betting odds on the winner of the first BIG3 championship. Allen Iverson's team 3's Company and Chauncey Billups' team Killer 3's are listed as the co-favorites at +450 betting odds.


BIG3 Championship Odds at BetOnline

3's Company +450 

Killer 3s +450

Tri-State +500

3 Headed Monsters +600

Trilogy +700

Ghost Ballers +800

Power +800

Ball Hogs +800

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