2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Betting Guide
While there are no NBA regular season games on this weekend's schedule because of the All-Star break, Sportsbook.com has you covered with its prop bet odds for some of the most popular events that go hand-in-hand with the annual All-Star Game.
Taco Bell Skills Challenge
This year's skills challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. and it will feature two teams from each conference. Representing the East as Team One will be Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors. Their current odds to win are +300.
Team Two from the East will feature Michael Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers and Victor Oladipo from the Orland Magic. Their odds to win this event have also been set at +300.
The first team from the West will be made up of Trey Burke from the Utah Jazz and Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers and they have been opened as +150 favorites to win the skills challenge.
The West's other team includes Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns and Reggie Jackson from the Oklahoma City Thunder. This team's odds to win are set at +225.
Foot Locker Three-Point Contest
This is another popular Saturday event during All-Star weekend featuring some of the top outside shooting threats in the league. There are eight players set to compete in this event and the name at the top of this list as a +225 favorite to win this competition is Stephen Curry from Golden State. He is shooting 41.5 percent from 3-point range this season, which ranked 16th in the NBA, but he remains a threat in an event like this.
There are two +500 second-favorites to win this event starting with the Orlando Magic's Arron Affalo. He is ranked 10th in the league in 3-pointers; hitting 42.5 percent of his attempts. The other player is Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers, however he is shooting just 36.9 percent from beyond the arc.
The odds for the other five players have Washington's Bradley Beal and Kevin Love of Minnesota listed at +550, the Blazers Damian Lillard at +600, San Antonio's Marco Belinelli at +800 and Joe Johnson from Brooklyn at +1000.
Sprint Slam Dunk Contest
The highlight of Saturday night's events and possibly the entire weekend is the Sprint Slam Dunk contest. While some of the top dunkers in the league tend to bypass this competition, there is still a very strong field for this year's show.
The player at the top of this list is Paul George from the Indiana Pacers. He has been listed as a +220 favorite. A close second would be the Raptors Terrance Ross at +240. Either of these two players can light it up on Saturday night, but keep an eye on the Warriors' Harrison Barnes, who is one of two players listed at +450. Of the six players on this list, he could offer the best value given his odds to win.
The other player listed at +450 to win the dunk contest is Damian Lillard, who completes the trifecta by competing in all three events on Saturday night. Rounding out the field for this contest are Sacramento's Ben McLemore and Washington's John Wall at +500.