Bleacher Bookie’s NBA All-Star Weekend Betting Guide And Picks

All odds and lines via BetOnline

3 Point contest: Kyrie Irving +400
We like Uncle Drew here based on value at +400, Kyrie has always been one of the best shooting point guards in the league. He even won the 3-point contest back in 2013, so he’s shown he can handle the pressure. He’s also made tons of big shots in his career, see Finals Game 7 for example. We also love Klay Thompson the reigning champion and perhaps the best spot up shooter I’ve ever seen. Klay has a great chance to win and wouldn’t be a bad pick in the least. Only problem is not much value there +110, but if you wanna go with the safe option can never go wrong with Klay.

Dunk Contest: Derrick Jones Jr. +120
Aaron Gordon will obviously be the favorite and that’s reflected as he’s listed at -150. Big men typically don’t win dunk contest though, that goes against DeAndre Jordan as well. We also think Gordon may not have many tricks left in the bag after last year’s performance. Derrick Jones Jr. is an absolute freak of an athlete and ideal size at 6”7 for the dunk contest. Not too big, not too small. The ex-UNLV rebel said that fans will ‘know who I am’ after the slam dunk contest. I believe it too. You ever see this dude dunk? He is real.

Skill Competition: Nikola Jokic +1400
One of the breakout player of this NBA season and a superstar in the making in my opinion. ‘The Joker’ as they call him can do it all shoot, score, rebound, and pass. Since becoming a starter in 27 games he is averaging 20.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. Sign me up. He’s a long shot for sure but I like him as the most skilled big man of the group. If a big man does win, I think Jokic has a real shot. If you want a more likely pick go for John Wall at +225. Wall is having the best season of the year and has the Wizards in third place in the Eastern Conference. Wall is hot and has all the skills to win this.

MVP of All-Star Game: Harden +700
A game where only offense counts and defense that is suspect would be considered a compliment. Give me James Harden all day. This type of game is perfect for him, I think he’s the most talented offensive player currently. There’s going to be a lot of hype around the likes of Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant. I don’t anticipate them playing together too frequently, so they may play less than you would think. I can see Harden going under the radar and putting up a ridiculous stat line across the board. Take Harden at +700 and hope he continues to paly how he’s been playing. That shouldn’t be hard.

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