2020 NBA H.O.R.S.E Challenge by ESPN Betting Odds, Predictions
|Reason for 2020 NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge by ESPN Betting Odds, Predictions|
This article was updated on April 11, 2020
NBA fans, confined by COVID-19, will get a pardon this weekend when the 10-time Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Chris Paul will lead a cast of current and retired players in the NBA's first HORSE challenge.
Some of your favorite basketball players won’t be restricted to their couches for the foreseeable future with the NBA, WNBA and its players set to have a H-O-R-S-E Challenge, starting on Sunday, April 12.
The single-elimination shooting competition, which also features Atlanta Hawks star base Trae Young, and former players such as NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce, as well as player Tamika Catchings , of the Basketball Hall of Fame, will take place on Sunday from seven o'clock in New York, one in the morning on the peninsula.
As the only current NBA stars in the H-O-R-S-E challenge, Paul will face WNBA star Allie Quigley in the first round, while Young will face former NBA MVP Finun Chauncey Billups. As the chances of seeing an NBA champion in 2020 diminish day by day, this could help close the gap for basketball fans keen to take action.
Competitors will take photos on their isolated courts, away from the crowds and undergo HORSE's classic one-to-one competition format, whereby a player invents the shot he is going to take and if he succeeds, his rival must emulate it.
If the second player fails, accumulate a letter of "H-O-R-S-E" and the first player to get all five and complete the word loses.
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|NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge Betting Odds to Win|
|Mike Conley Jr.||+450|
Competition Format and Broadcast Schedule
The NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge will begin on Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. And and it will be broadcast on ESPN. It will feature eight NBA, WNBA and former players with four matches on the first day.
Participants will be divided into two groups of four, and the winners of the first two games in each group will meet in the semifinals. The semifinals and the championship round will air on ESPN on Thursday, April 16 starting at 9 p.m. ET
|NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge by ESPN|
|DATE / TIME: Sunday April 12, 7-9 p.m. ET|
|Group 1, Matchup 1: Trae Young vs Chauncey Billups|
|Group 1, Matchup 2: Tamika Catchings vs Mike Conley Jr.|
|Group 2, Matchup 3: Zach LaVine vs Paul Pierce|
|Group 2, Matchup 4: Chris Paul vs Allie Quigley|
More about NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenges by ESPN
What is H-O-R-S-E?
It is a basketball shooting game where players will take turns shooting from different locations. If someone makes a shot, the other competitors will have to make the same shot from the same place or they will receive a letter addressed to the word HORSE.
The first person to complete that word (H-O-R-S-E) will be eliminated from the competition, so players will have to avoid accumulating letters to avoid being eliminated.
The NBA has made this a 1 on 1 contest and uses a player who also participated in the NBA Players Tournament 2BA in Trae Young.
For Bettors: If you remember, when the NBA hosted H-O-R-S-E games for the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2009 and 2010, Kevin Durant won both times when he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Anchoring was not allowed and players had 24 seconds to create or imitate shots.
These players are among the best of the best, so bettors should expect crazy shots from obscene distances. Competitors will be isolated and shoot from their own field, and although a betting strategy is difficult to determine, long-range bombers like Trae Young and Zach LaVine can prevail in this format.