NBA All-Star Weekend Betting Odds, Rosters, Analysis

NBA All-Star Weekend takes center stage this Friday, and per usual, the festivities kick things off with the Rising Stars Challenge, followed by the three annual fan-favorite skill competitions on Saturday, and then the actual All-Star Game on Sunday.

2023 NBA All-Star Game Starters

  • LeBron James (Lakers) *Captain
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) *Captain
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Cavaliers)
  • Kyrie Irving (Mavericks)
  • Luka Doncic (Mavericks)
  • Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)
  • Joel Embiid (76ers) *Replaces Kevin Durant
  • Ja Morant (Grizzlies) *Replaces Steph Curry
  • Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) *Replaces Zion Williamson

2023 NBA All-Star Games Reserves

  • Bam Adebayo (Heat)
  • Jaylen Brown (Celtics)
  • DeMar DeRozan (Bulls)
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers)
  • Jrue Holiday (Bucks)
  • Julius Randle (Knicks)
  • Paul George (Clippers)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies)
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Kings)
  • Pascal Siakam (Raptors) *Injury replacement
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves) *Injury replacement
  • De'Aaron Fox (Kings) *Injury replacement

*Mike Malone (Nuggets) will coach Team LeBron
*Joe Mazzulla (Celtics) will coach Team Giannis

Ja Morant is set to replace the injured Steph Curry as an All-Star starter. (Getty)

Since abandoning the old East vs. West format and converting to a schoolyard pick style draft back in 2018, LeBron James has been in charge of selecting his team in all five All-Star Games, and he’s posted a perfect 5-0 record in those matchups. However, the majority of those affairs went down to the wire, highlighted by three of those wins coming by slim margins of three points or less.

This year, though, the NBA has added an extra wrinkle into the equation. In previous ASG’s under a similar format, LeBron and his opponent drafted teams several days before the event, which in theory, gave bettors a few days to dive into the matchup and evaluate the overall structure of each squad.

However, the league has stripped us of that ability heading into this one, considering now, the All-Star Game Draft is set to occur roughly 30 minutes before the actual contest, which makes it incredibly difficult to gather any hardcore analysis without a healthy amount of sheer speculation.

On the bright side, though, the later timing of the ASG Draft has actually led to bettors flocking to some of the more niche markets ahead of the NBA All-Star festivities. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what people are betting on this weekend.

2023 All-Star Game Betting Odds

Spread

  • Team LeBron -2 (-110)
  • Team Giannis +2 (-110)

Moneyline

  • Team LeBron ML (-130)
  • Team Giannis ML (+115)

Total

  • Over 318.5 (-110)
  • Under 318.5 (-110)

2023 All-Star Weekend Betting Resources

Date: Friday, Feb. 17 - Sunday, Feb. 19
TV: TNT
Venue: Vivint Arena
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

There's plenty of ways that bettors can wager on NBA All-Star Weekend. On Friday, the Rising Stars Challenge will take place in the form of a four-team mini tournament, and those teams are already set in stone.

So, if you want to bet on the overall outcome of a basketball game, and don’t want to go in completely blind, Friday night might be your cup of tea. Check out the rosters and betting odds for this year’s Rising Stars Challenge below...

2023 Rising Stars Challenge Rosters

Team Pau

  • Paolo Banchero (Magic)
  • Benedict Mathurin (Pacers)
  • Jaden Ivey (Pistons)
  • Scottie Barnes (Raptors)
  • Jose Alvarado (Pelicans)
  • Keegan Murray (Kings)
  • Andrew Nembhard (Pacers)

Team Deron

  • Franz Wagner (Magic)
  • Alperen Sengun (Rockets)
  • Trey Murphy III (Pelicans)
  • AJ Griffin (Hawks)
  • Bones Hyland (Nuggets)
  • Walker Kessler (Jazz)
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Bulls) *Replaces Jalen Green

Team Joakim

  • Evan Mobley (Cavaliers)
  • Josh Giddey (Thunder)
  • Jalen Williams (Thunder)
  • Jeremy Sochan (Spurs)
  • Quentin Grimes (Knicks)
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (Rockets)
  • Tari Eason (Rockets) *Replaces Jalen Duren

Team Jason (G League)

  • Sidy Cissoko (G League Ignite)
  • Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite)
  • Mojave King (G League Ignite)
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Memphis Hustle)
  • Mac McClung (Delaware Blue Coats)
  • Leonard Miller (G League Ignite)
  • Scotty Pippen Jr. (South Bay Lakers)
Paolo Banchero enters All-Star Weekend as the heavy betting favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year. (Getty)

2023 Rising Stars Challenge Tournament Betting Odds

  • Team Pau +150
  • Team Deron +200
  • Team Joakim +315
  • Team Jason +500
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The All-Star Game, itself, can be tough to analyze, especially without knowing the overall structure of each team. So, due to the current format, some bettors may feel more confident in their ability to predict an outstanding performance from a particular individual, as opposed to betting on the overall outcome of the game. The betting odds for this year’s All-Star MVP Award are listed below...

2023 All-Star Game MVP Betting Odds

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) +400
  • LeBron James (Lakers) +600
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) +700
  • Joel Embiid (76ers) +900
  • Luka Doncic (Mavericks) +900
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics) +1000
  • Kyrie Irving (Mavericks) +1000
  • Ja Morant (Grizzlies) +1200
  • Donovan Mitchell (Cavaliers) +1500
  • Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) +1800
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder) +2000
  • Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) +3000
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves) +3000
  • De'Aaron Fox (Kings) +4000
  • Paul George (Clippers) +4000
  • Pascal Siakam (Raptors) +5000
  • Bam Adebayo (Heat) +9500
  • DeMar DeRozan (Bulls) +9500
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies) +9500
  • Jrue Holiday (Bucks) +9500
  • Julius Randle (Knicks) +9500
  • Jaylen Brown (Celtics) +9500
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers) +9500
  • Domantas Sabonis (Kings) +9500
Steph Curry scored 50 points on 57% shooting on the way to winning last year's All-Star Game MVP Award. (Getty)

In most cases, players slack off at the defensive end in the All-Star Game, and for bettors, it can become a total crapshoot. However, on Saturday, the league holds a trio of annual preliminary competitions: the Dunk Contest, Skills Competition, and Three Point Contest.

In the grand scheme of things, All-Star Weekend solo competitions are mostly held in good fun, but sometimes, these stand-alone events can be handicapped with far more confidence because there’s fewer variables at play. The betting odds for Saturday’s All-Star festivities are listed below...

2023 NBA Dunk Contest Betting Odds

  • Mac McClung (Delaware Blue Coats) +150
  • Jericho Sims (Knicks) +275
  • Kenyon Martin Jr. (Rockets) +350
  • Trey Murphy Jr. (Pelicans) +400

2023 NBA Three Point Contest Betting Odds

  • Buddy Hield (Pacers) +350
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) +400
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics) +550
  • Kevin Huerter (Kings) +600
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers) +650
  • Lauri Markkanen (Jazz) +700
  • Tyler Herro (Heat) +750
  • Julius Randle (Knicks) +900

2023 NBA Skills Competition Rosters

Team Antetokounmpo

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
  • Alex Antetokounmpo (Wisconsin Herd)

Team Rookies

  • Paolo Banchero (Magic)
  • Jaden Ivey (Pistons)
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (Rockets)

Team Jazz

  • Jordan Clarkson (Jazz)
  • Walker Kessler (Jazz)
  • Collin Sexton (Jazz)

2023 NBA Skills Competition Betting Odds

  • Team Jazz (-120)
  • Team Rookies (+140)
  • Team Antetokounmpo (+475)