Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:54 AM

All-Star Weekend Betting Odds

The NBA All-Star Weekend heats up Saturday at the United Center from Chicago, Illinois with contests that feature the skills of the players.

The Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest are two of the popular events and DraftKings is offering betting opportunities.

VegasInsider.com NBA Expert Tony Mejia provides his "Best Bets" on Saturday's events.

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Boston Celtics young gun Jayson Tatum is the defending champion of the Skills Challenge and he’s listed at 5/1 odds to repeat (Bet $100 to win $500). The co-favorites are Spencer Dinwiddie of the Nets and Khris Middleton of the Bucks. Dinwiddie took home the contest in 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

NBA All Star Skills Challenge Betting Odds

Spencer Dinwiddie +450 (Bet $100 to win $450)
Khris Middleton +450
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +500
Jayson Tatum +500
Patrick Beverley +600
Pascal Siakam +600
Bam Adebayo +1000
Domantas Sabonis +1000

Tony Mejia's pick: Jayson Tatum

All-Star Saturday night should see Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie duel for the Skills Challenge title after winning the last two competitions. Tatum won last year’s and will be motivated to hang on to the title in tribute to Bryant. I like him to join Damian Lillard, Steve Nash and Dwyane Wade as repeat Skills Challenge winners.

NBA All Star 3-Point Contest Betting Odds

While this year's 3-Point Contest lacks some luster due to the absence of the “Splash Brothers” from Golden State – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson – the league still has plenty of sharpshooters on display in Chicago come Saturday. Brooklyn shooting guard Joe Harris is the defending champion and he is currently the betting favorite.

Joe Harris +450 (Bet $100 to win $450)
Duncan Robinson +500
Trae Young +500
Devin Booker +500
Davis Bertans +550
Buddy Hield +700
Zach LaVine +1000
Devonte' Graham +1200

Tony Mejia's pick: Duncan Robinson

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson will beat LaVine in the Three-Point Contest and should be a great value pick since he’s the biggest unknown in the field. Young, Booker, defending champ Harris, Sacramento’s Hield and Chicago’s own LaVine will all be more popular choices who won’t be able to hang with the undrafted 25-year-old, second-year wing.

Slam Dunk Odds

Unfortunately for bettors in the United States, sportsbooks regulated will not be taking action on the event since the judges are celebrities and the scoring is subjective.

The 2020 field includes:

  • Aaron Gordon
  • Derrick Jones Jr.
  • Pat Connaughton
  • Dwight Howard

Tony Mejia's pick: Derrick Jones Jr.

There's a rumor that LaVine may treat Chicago fans to a 360 dunk from the free-throw line, but he's not expected to partake in this event. Miami's Jones, Jr. is therefore my choice to keep former runner-up Aaron Gordon of the Magic from earning his first dunk title in his third attempt.

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Subject to Change

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