BIG3 preview, predictions, roster, schedule, live stream, how to watch: June 18 picks from basketball expert

BIG3 preview, predictions, roster, schedule, live stream, how to watch: June 18 picks from basketball expert


The 2022 BIG3 season begins on Saturday, June 18 as the Ice Cube-founded 3-on-3 league starts its fifth season. Trilogy is the defending champion, and after winning the inaugural title game in 2017, the team is the first two-time champion in league history. Trilogy will return three players from last year’s team, including former NBA players Amir Johnson and James White, while coach Stephen Jackson will look to win his second BIG3 title in his second season. Trilogy will take on Triplets in Week 1, with the latter being led by two-time league MVP Joe Johnson. You can stream Saturday’s action on Paramount+.

Elsewhere on the BIG3 Saturday schedule, Bivouac, led by captain Gerald Green, takes on 3’s Company, which features Mario Chalmers and Michael Beasley. Also, the 3 Headed Monsters, which finished as the league runner-up last year, will face off against the Ghost Ballers. Week 1 will take place from Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago starting at 3 pm ET. You can watch Saturday’s BIG3 basketball action on CBS and stream it live on Paramount+ with the must-have Premium plan.

Paramount+ now has two levels of membership so you can watch BIG3 and much more. The Premium Plan is $9.99 per month and you can watch your local CBS live stream, including plenty of sports like Champions League, Italian Serie A, college hoops, and the PGA Tour, with no ads, on-demand and the ability to download episodes for offline viewing. Plus, watch the highly-anticipated series Halo, Picard, 1883, and more. Both plans come with a free week to start. Paramount+ will even give you a free week to start, so sign up now here.

How to watch the BIG3 Basketball

  • Date: Saturday, June 18
  • Time: 3 pm ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming: Paramount+

BIG3 predictions, picks for Saturday, June 18

Before you tune in to Saturday’s BIG3 action, you need to see the BIG3 basketball picks from SportsLine expert Ameer Tyree. Tyree joined SportsLine after working as an NBA Fantasy sports and betting specialist at DraftKings and has a history of profitable basketball plays that help bettors find edges.

For Saturday’s BIG3 action, Tyree is backing the 3 Headed Monsters to secure the victory over the Ghost Ballers. The 3 Headed Monsters have made the BIG3 postseason every year of the league’s existence, making the finals in 2017 and 2021 and making the semifinals in 2018 and 2019. They return three players from last year’s squad, including former NBA All-Star Rashard Lewis, As well as Kevin Murphy, who finished fourth in the league in points last year.

These faced off in Week 8 last season and the 3 Headed Monster teams dominated from start to finish, winning 51-37. The Ghost Ballers were stifled offensively, as just two players scored more than four points, while the 3 Headed Monsters had a trio of players with at least 15 points. The team should be even more fortified this year with the addition of four-year NBA vet Jonathon Simmons who brings athleticism, as well as youth at 32 years old, to the roster.

The Ghost Ballers ranked among the bottom five in both points scored and in points allowed last season. They haven’t made any discernible upgrades to their roster since then, which has Tyree backing the 3 Headed Monsters in the BIG3 opening week.

“[The 3 Headed Monsters’] sturdy core has already made a playoff appearance in every BIG3 season and should edge out a Ghost Ballers side that missed the playoffs last year and hasn’t gotten notable better on paper,” Tyree told SportsLine.

How to watch the BIG3 on Paramount+

Now that you know who to pick, get ready to stream the BIG3. Visit Paramount+ now to see the BIG3, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world’s top soccer matchups and much more.

2022 BIG3 schedule on CBS/Paramount+ for Saturday, June 18

  • Triplets vs. Trilogy
  • Bivouac vs. 3’s Company
  • 3 Headed Monsters vs. Ghost Ballers

Triplets roster

  • Joe Johnson (captain)
  • Jeremy Pargo (co-captain)
  • Jannero Pargo (co-captain)
  • Alonzo Gee
  • Ryan Hollins
  • Coach: Lisa Leslie

Trilogy roster

  • James White (captain)
  • Earl Clark (co-captain)
  • Amir Johnson (co-captain)
  • Isaiah Briscoe
  • David Hawkins
  • Coach: Stephen Jackson

Bivouac roster

  • Gerald Green (captain)
  • Ike Diogu (co-captain)
  • Will Bynum (co-captain)
  • Corey Brewer
  • Jeff Ayres
  • Coach: Gary Payton

3’s Company roster

  • Mario Chalmers (captain)
  • Michael Beasley (co-captain)
  • Brandon Rush (co-captain)
  • Julian Wright
  • Alex Scales
  • Coach: Michael Cooper

3 Headed Monsters roster

  • Rashard Lewis (captain)
  • Jonathon Simmons (co-captain)
  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (co-captain)
  • AB Ndoye
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Coach: Reggie Theus

Ghost Ballers roster

  • Ricky Davis (captain)
  • Mike Taylor (co-captain)
  • Chris Johnson (co-captain)
  • Darnell Jackson
  • Jermaine Taylor
  • Coach: George Gervin

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