NBA All Star Weekend Tips, Previews and Best Bets

Gary Emmerson:

The NBA All Star Weekend is upon us and guide you through the best bets across the action.

2020 NBA All Star Game

The NBA All Star Game will be the latest rendition of the event with Team Lebron taking on Team Giannis. Obviously both teams are stacked. But in a game where streaky shooting can have a big impact on the outcome, bettors can’t really expect much in terms of predictability. Any player in the game might light up the show for shooting.

The game is particularly unpredictable because of the frivolous nature of All Star games at times. Players joke around and defences can be more like spectators for amazing dunks. The fact that the players don’t usually play with one another and that the coaches are haphazard when putting strategies together makes it all the more pointless in assessing the game. The outcome, after all, doesn’t matter.

The best thing to do with this game is just to go with the longest odds that are out there. Moneyline odds of $2.75 with BetEasy on Team Giannis look good for this game one that should have a lot of parity too it.

NBA All Star Game MVP

For MVP, the last decade of results saw it go to a guard six times. That makes sense given that they are the primary ball handlers in any basketball game. That helps them get stats for assists and points.

James Harden out at $14.00 with Unibet looks long. He generally has shorter odds than that with other bookmakers.