With the NBA 2K Players Only Tournament wrapping up this weekend, ESPN and the NBA are moving forward on another remote competition to draw some eyeballs during the league’s hiatus.
Starting Sunday, the NBA and WNBA HORSE competition will begin, featuring Trae Young, Zach LaVine, Chris Paul, Mike Conley, Allie Quigley, Tamika Catchings, Chauncey Billups, and Paul Pierce. The first round of the competition will be broadcast Sunday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m. ET, and, like the 2K tournament there are betting odds being offered by offshore sportsbooks. First, we’ll look at the quarterfinal matchups and the odds from BetOnline for each matchup, headlined by Trae Young (the overall favorite) taking on Chauncey Billups.
Trae Young (-200) vs. Chauncey Billups (+150)
Tamika Catchings (+300) vs. Mike Conley (-500)
Zach LaVine (-110) vs. Paul Pierce (-130)
Chris Paul (-300) vs. Allie Quigley (+200)
Catchings at +300 is far too juicy to pass up in a HORSE matchup, and both of the WNBA players in the competition are being undervalued overall. The overall odds show Young as the favorite to win the entire competition at +200.
Trae Young +200
Chris Paul +250
Mike Conley Jr. +300
Paul Pierce +400
Zach LaVine +500
Chauncey Billups +600
Allie Quigley +800
Tamika Catchings +1000
Again, given that this is HORSE and there are no dunks allowed (which only hurts LaVine, in theory), Quigley and Catchings both are getting undervalued and are probably worth a look here if you really want to put money on a remote HORSE competition.