We’ve made our predictions on who will win the first NBA 2K Players Tournament but before the final game concludes this April 3rd we have to make it through the all-important First Round. We previewed the Kevin Durant vs Derrick Jones Jr game, and now we move on to the next most anticipated match-up featuring Trae Young and Harrison Barnes. Who will win bragging rights and get one step closer to a gifting their favorite charity with a $100,000 donation? Sign up to make your bet and read below to find out who has the best chance at winning between the two NBA stars.
Betting Preview for the Trae Young vs Harrison Barnes NBA 2K Players Tournament Game on April 3 2020
Where: The respective homes of Trae Young and Harrison Barnes (and your couch)
When: Friday, April 3, 7 PM ET
Live Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN2
Lines: Trae Young (-170) vs Harrison Barnes (+130) – View all NBA 2K Players Tournament matchup odds
Betting on Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (-170)
NBA 2K20 Ratings
Overall Rating: 90
3-Point Rating: 90
Dunk Rating: 30
Perpetually bad hair days aside, the Hawks’ young superstar is the No.2 seed coming into the First Round and justifiably so with an Overall Rating of 90 and an equally impressive 3-Point rating. We don’t put much betting stock in his low Dunk Rating, as Young is deemed an Offensive Threat (his official player archetype status). The guard has seen steady progression through the NBA 2K20 season, as his rating started at 85 in the first two weeks, then moved up to 89 in Week 3, and hit a nice plateau of 90 from Week 14 through to today (Week 23).
Trae Young has fourth best odds to win the entire tournament, listed at +650.
Betting on Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings (+130)
NBA 2K20 Ratings
Overall Rating: 78
3-Point Rating: 80
Dunk Rating: 81
The Sacramento Kings representative and No.15 seed Harrison Barnes doesn’t match up all that well against his First Round opponent, but the Inside-Out Scorer should put in an entertaining effort with a strong 3-Point and Dunk Rating. Barnes hasn’t improved through the NBA 2K20 season though. He started with a 79 Overall Rating, trended slightly upwards for a few short weeks, but then regressed to 78 in Week 17 and has been stuck there ever since. Time for this King to step up his game.
Harrison Barnes sits at the bottom of the odds to win the whole tournament, priced at +3500 to do so.
No upsets here folks, Trae Young wins his First Round game, 78-69.
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