NBA All-Star Game Tips, Predictions and Preview - Best bets for Team LeBron vs Team Giannis

James Wells 15 Feb 2019

The NBA All-Star game descends on Charlotte for its 2019 iteration and we pick out the best bets to be backing on the showpiece event. 

Following on from last year, the Western conference vs Eastern conference system remains abandoned, replaced by the elected captain draft system.

This year it features Team Giannis taking on Team LeBron and in a year where the league has seen so many incredible individual performances, expect to see some fireworks.

Team LeBron vs Team Giannis Predictions


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For the first time the two NBA All-Star captains were broadcast live making their picks, and it quickly became apparent that GM LeBron was the much more apt team selector. While Giannis looked to be the good guy, quickly selecting his Bucks teammate Khris Middleton and putting an emphasis on his fellow European players, LeBron taking the best player on the board at every opportunity, resulting in a better, more well rounded looking team. Of course, this is the All Star game, both squads look loaded, but there is clear edge to Team LeBron.

Total Points


The total points over has been a popular bet in recent All Star games, unsurprising given the game totals continue to jump every year, mirroring an NBA that continues to post generational scoring numbers. In 2018, the All Star game produced 293 points, a huge drop from the 2017 total of that produced an NBA record 374. With NBA scoring records seemingly being broken every day, knowing that just two seasons ago the players combined for 374, this year's total of 314 does not seem far-fetched at all.

All-Star MVP


The Beard has been posting scoring numbers that have not been seen for decades. He's the clear leading candidate for NBA MVP right now, and as we have seen in recent times as he continues his 30 points a game streak, he loves chasing his numbers. He's on the favoured team in Team LeBron, and the biggest stars on his team have all won the All Star game MVP before, LeBron, Davis, Durant, Irving are all previous winners, and the other huge star on the team, Kawhi Leonard, really does not seem the type to care about chasing that type of accolade. Harden, however, very much does, and his ability to not only score, but facilitate, might seem him post some astronomical numbers.


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