Since we’re still the midst of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA decided to still have the All-Star Game and the events surrounding it, but with a new twist this season.
The events that we usually see on All-Star Saturday night such as the three-point contest, slam dunk contest, and skills challenge will now take place on the same night of the NBA All-Star Game, which is being held in Atlanta, GA on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.
The three-point competition will take place before the game at 6:30 p.m. ET, which features a loaded field of competent shooters. The participants are Stephen Curry, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Mike Conley and Jaylen Brown.
We are going to give out a couple of picks for Sunday night’s competition as all odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Note: Devin Booker (knee) has been replaced in the 3-Point Contest by Jazz G Mike Conley.
My favorite bet for the three-point competition is none other than Stephen Curry. He has the best odds to win it at +200. After missing most of last season due to injury, Curry has returned to form this season for the Warriors.
Through the first half of the 2020-21 season, the seven-time All-star is averaging 29.7 points per game and shooting 41.1 percent from three-point range (11.1 attempts per game). This is Curry’s seventh time participating in the three-point contest. But he has surprisingly only won the event once, which happened in 2015. The only other time, Curry close to winning was the next season (2016), where he was the runner up to Klay Thompson.
Long Shot Bet
My long shot bet is not Jayson Tatum, but is actually Zach LaVine. When we hear LaVine’s name associated with All-Star weekend, it usually involves the dunk contest.
However, LaVine just isn't a dunker, he’s a pretty good basketball player, who is looking to put on a show in his first-ever All-Star game appearance. LaVine’s odds to win the contest is +500, which is behind Curry. This season, LaVine is averaging a career-high 28.7 points per game and shooting a blistering 43.5 percent from three-point range (8.1 attempts per game).
Full odds for the 2021 NBA All-Star 3-Point shooter contest
NBA 3-Point Contest odds to win
Odds to win, 2021 3-Point contest
NBA 3-Point Contest odds to reach finals
Odds to reach finals, 2021 3-Point contest
NBA 3-Point Contest odds, over/under for highest score
Highest score Over/Under odds, 2021 3-Point Contest
|Highest score, final round||Over 26.5||+118|
|Highest score, final round||Under 26.5||-143|
|Highest score, any round||Over 26.5||-110|
|Highest score, any round||Under 26.5||-110|
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