The BIG3 Playoffs begin next week in the Bahamas. With just one week remaining in the regular season, three of the four spots in the BIG3 playoff bracket are up for grabs. Led by former NBA All-Star Joe Johnson, the Triplets are the defending champions and locked up their spot last week with a blowout win over the Ghost Ballers. Now, Trilogy (5-2), Tri-State (5-2), 3 Headed Monsters (5-2), Killer 3's (4-3) and Ghost Ballers (4-3) will all vie for one of the three remaining postseason spots. Four of the top five teams will be in action live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Saturday's slate will be played at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will lead off with the Triplets vs. Tri-State, two top-three teams in the BIG3 standings. Then, it the Killer 3's (4-3) will face the Trilogy (5-2) in another game with major playoff implications. You can watch these BIG3 basketball games on CBS starting at 1 p.m. ET and stream them live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch the BIG3 Basketball

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 21
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming: Paramount+

BIG3 predictions, picks for Saturday, August 21

Before you tune in to Saturday's BIG3 action, you need to see the BIG3 basketball picks from SportsLine expert Ameer Tyree. He 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 Trilogy to punch their ticket to the 2021 BIG3 Playoffs with a win over the Killer 3's. Trilogy is coming off a 50-47 win over Power last week in which Jarrett Jack poured in 27 points to lead his team to the victory.

Jack is now averaging 19.2 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and 42.1 percent from three. Meanwhile, Isaiah Briscoe, James White and Amir Johnson have provided Jack with a strong supporting cast, with all three averaging at least 7.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

"We've already gotten to see this matchup once this season, and Trilogy secured a 12-point win thanks to excellent guard play. Isaiah Briscoe and Jarrett Jack combined to score 43 of Trilogy's 50 points," Tyree told SportsLine. "I like Trilogy's odds to get the win, as the Killer 3's have one consistent source of offense and couldn't contain Jack and Briscoe in Week 1."

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.

2021 BIG3 schedule on CBS/Paramount+ for Saturday, August 21

  • Triplets vs. Tri-State
  • Trilogy vs. Killer 3's

Killer 3's Roster

  • Franklin Session (captain)
  • Josh Powell (co-captain)
  • Donte Greene (co-captain)
  • CJ Watson
  • Mo Charlo
  • Coach: Charles Oakley

Trilogy Roster

  • Jarrett Jack (captain)
  • Amir Johnson (co-captain)
  • James White (co-captain)
  • Qyntel Woods
  • Isaiah Briscoe
  • Coach: Stephen Jackson

Tri-State roster

  • Nate Robinson (captain)
  • Larry Sanders (co-captain)
  • Jason Richardson (co-captain)
  • Justin Dentmon
  • Tony Wroten
  • Earl Clark
  • Coach: Julius "Dr. J" Erving

Triplets roster

  • Joe Johnson (captain)
  • Jannero Pargo (co-captain)
  • Al Jefferson (co-captain)
  • Jamario Moon
  • Sergerio Gipson
  • Alan Anderson
  • Lisa Leslie (coach)

2021 BIG3 standings

  1. Triplets (6-1)
  2. Trilogy (5-2)
  3. Tri-State (5-2)
  4. 3 Headed Monsters (5-2)
  5. Killer 3's (4-3)
  6. Ghost Ballers (4-3)
  7. Ball Hogs (3-4)
  8. Power (3-4)
  9. 3's Company (2-4)
  10. Aliens (2-4)
  11. Enemies (1-5)
  12. Bivouac (0-6)