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BIG3 preview, predictions, roster, live stream, how to watch: Expert reveals playoff picks for Aug. 14, 2022

Four teams remain in the title hunt as the 2022 BIG3 playoff semifinals tip off Sunday on CBS and Paramount+. Trilogy (6-2), the defending champs, locked up the top seed and will take on the Aliens (5-3) in the first matchup of the day. The second game features the 3 Headed Monsters (6-2), the league’s highest-scoring team this year, taking on Power (5-3), which had the best scoring defense among the four teams that made the 2022 BIG3 playoff bracket.

Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET from Amalie Arena in Tampa. The latest BIG3 odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Trilogy vs. Aliens matchup as a pick’em, with the over-under set at 94.5. In the second game, the 3 Header Monsters are 3.5-point favorites against the Power, with the over-under listed at 93.5. You can watch Sunday’s BIG3 basketball on CBS and you can stream live on Paramount+ with the must-have Premium plan.

Paramount+ now has levels of membership so you can watch the 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 SEC on CBS, NFL on CBS, and the PGA Tour), no ads, on demand and the ability to download episodes for offline viewing. Both plans come with a free week to start, so sign up now here.

How to watch the BIG3 Basketball

  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 14
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming: Paramount+

BIG3 picks for Sunday, Aug. 14

Before tuning into Sunday’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 Sunday’s BIG3 action, Tyree is backing Trilogy to get past the Aliens in a game listed as a pick’em by Caesars. 

After opening the season 2-2, Trilogy closed the regular season with four straight wins to earn the top seed in the 2022 BIG3 playoff picture. Coach Stephen Jackson’s team has been rolling down the stretch. Trilogy had an average margin of victory of 16.3 points over the final three weeks of the regular season. That run was highlighted by a dominant 50-28 win over Killer 3’s that knocked them out of the playoffs.

Now, Trilogy is just one win away from playing for a third BIG3 title in team history. No other team has won more than one.

Tyree sees a clear edge for Trilogy in this one. Not only is it a team with BIG3 playoff experience, there are also 24 years worth of NBA experience on this roster. The Aliens, meanwhile, have no NBA experience and rely on veterans from FIBA’s 3×3 circuit.

“The Aliens’ squad of 3-on-3 specialists appears to be at a disadvantage, so I like Trilogy’s odds to appear in a second straight championship game.” Tyree told SportsLine. Stream the matchup right here.

Stream 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 Sunday, August 14

Stream BIG3 on Paramount+ here.

  • Trilogy vs. Aliens 
  • 3 Headed Monsters vs. Power

Trilogy roster

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

Aliens roster

  • Dusan Bulut (captain)
  • Karlis Lasmanis (co-captain)
  • Tomislav Ivosev (co-captain)
  • DeShawn Stephens
  • Adam Drexler
  • Coach: Rick Mahorn

Power roster

  • Cuttino Mobley (captain)
  • Nikoloz Tskitishvili (co-captain)
  • Royce White (co-captain)
  • Glen Rice Jr.
  • T.J. Cline
  • Coach: Nancy Lieberman

3 Headed Monsters roster

  • Rashard Lewis (captain)
  • Jonathon Simmons (co-captain)
  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (co-captain)
  • Quincy Miller
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Jamario Moon
  • Coach: Reggie Theus

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