The NBA All-Star Weekend officially begins this evening, setting off three days of online sports betting at the best USA sportsbooks.
Tonight at 8 PM (ESPN) is the Celebrity All-Star Game that features a few names that bettors should recognize from other major professional sports, music, and the movie and television industry.
Odds for NBA betting on each celebrity’s probability to win the MVP or to score the first basket are on the boards now, and rapper Quavo must be a baller because he is heavily favored in each category.
Tomorrow night at 8 PM on TNT, the skills challenge, slam dunk contest, and 3-point contest will be televised.
NBA prop bets for all three events in the NBA Skills Challenge are posted now at USA basketball betting sites, and much like the celebrity odds, recognizable names are hard to come by.
NBA Odds To Win 2022 3-Point Contest
- Luke Kennard +325
- Trae Young +425
- Patty Mills +475
- Desmond Bane +525
- Fred VanVleet +575
- Zach LaVine +850
- CJ McCollum +900
- Karl-Anthony Towns +1000
Luke Kennard of the Los Angeles Clippers is leading the odds to win the 2022 3-point contest and holds a 100-point edge in the moneyline over the sharp-shooting Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.
No matter which NBA player gamblers wager on tomorrow night, as long as the winner is selected, payouts will net between $3.25 and $10 for each dollar bet.
NBA Prop Bets For 3-Point Contest Odds
- Any Participant To Score A Perfect 40 Points +12500
- Any Participant To Beat Curry’s All Time Record Of 31 Points +1000
- Young/VanVleet/LaVine All To Make The Final 3 +500
- Trae Young To Make Both Of His MTN DEW Zone Three Point Balls +275
- Trae Young To Have The Lowest Points Total In The 1st Round +200
Above is a collection of intriguing NBA prop bet requests for the 3-Point Contest that were submitted by Bovada members and added to the boards in case other customers were interested in taking part.
Again, massive payouts are on the boards at the most trusted USA sportsbook sites for these requested props, and are worthy of a small-dollar hedge consideration.
Odds To Win 2022 Skills Challenge
- Team Rooks -145
- Team Cavs +205
- Team Antetokounmpos +450
The three Taco Bell Skills Challenge teams include the following trios of NBA players.
Team Rooks: (Rookies)
- Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
- Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
- Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
Team Cavs: (Cleveland Cavaliers)
- Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
Team Antetokounmpos: (The Antetokounmpos Brothers)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Alex Antetokounmpo, Raptors905
- Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
The rookies are actually favored to win, but we really like the odds for the Antetokounmpos brothers to become the winning team of the NBA Skills Challenge tomorrow night that are set at +450.
Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets leads the Slam Dunk Contest odds and will earn gamblers $1.20 for each $1 bet if he wins.
Odds To Win Slam Dunk Contest
- Jalen Green +120
- Obi Toppin +175
- Cole Anthony +325
- Juan Toscano-Anderson +550
But who is favored in the overall NBA All-Star Game odds for Sunday night’s contest? LeBron James of the Lakers is projected to win the 2022 NBA All-Star MVP Award, but will his selection of teammates carry him to victory?
2022 NBA All-Star Game Betting Line
Team Durant vs. Team LeBron
- Point Spread: Kevin Durant +5.5, LeBron James -5.5
- Moneyline: Kevin Durant +180, LeBron James -220
- Over/Under: 321.0
One element that NBA bettors need to be aware of is that LeBron James selects first, and that Kevin Durant is injured.
That means that LeBron James’ team will likely feature the top three players in the league while Durant will be stuck with the change while also trying to win without himself on the roster.
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 PM on TNT this Sunday night so get your bets in now.