It’s been a pretty rough spell for bookies and bettors alike, with all major sporting events on hold at the moment. Fortunately, though, the NBA is collaborating with ESPN to bring fans some form of basketball entertainment, with a televised H-O-R-S-E tournament set to commence on April 12.
The competition’s eight participants have already been announced. Current NBA stars Chris Paul, Trae Young, Mike Conley, and Zach Lavine will be looking to claim the bragging rights; they will be joined by retired icons in Paul Pierce and Chauncey Billups. Allie Quigley of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings, a soon to be Hall of Famer, will also be involved.
According to BetOnline, Paul and Young are the current favorites to win outright. You could check out the full slate below.
Chris Paul +300
Trae Young +300
Zach LaVine +350
Mike Conley Jr. +450
Paul Pierce +750
Chauncey Billups +800
Allie Quigley +1000
Tamika Catchings +1200
If you’re looking for first-round odds, you could also get the scoop on these.
First-Round Player Odds
Trae Young -200 vs. Chauncey Billups +150
Tamika Catchings +300 vs. Mike Conley Jr. -500
Zach LaVine -110 vs. Paul Pierce -130
Chris Paul -300 vs. Allie Quigley +200
ESPN will air the first round of said tournament on April 12 at 7 pm EST, with the semi-final and championship rounds set for April 16, also at 7 pm EST.