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Best bets for NBA 3-Point Contest at All-Star Game

We take a look at our favorite picks and odds for the 2021 All-Star Game 3-Point shooter contest over on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Why you should fade Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in the 3-point contest

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.

Favorite Bet

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

Participant Odds
Participant Odds
Devin Booker +200
Stephen Curry +200
Zach LaVine +500
Donovan Mitchell +500
Jaylen Brown +700
Jayson Tatum +700

NBA 3-Point Contest odds to reach finals

Odds to reach finals, 2021 3-Point contest

Participant Outcome Odds
Participant Outcome Odds
Zach LaVine Yes -110
Zach LaVine No -110
Donovan Mitchell Yes -110
Donovan Mitchell No -110
Jayson Tatum Yes +165
Jayson Tatum No -205
Jaylen Brown Yes +162
Jaylen Brown No -200
Devin Booker Yes -225
Devin Booker No +180
Stephen Curry Yes -225
Stephen Curry No +180

NBA 3-Point Contest odds, over/under for highest score

Highest score Over/Under odds, 2021 3-Point Contest

Prop Outcome Odds
Prop Outcome Odds
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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