NBA All-Star Betting: Game MVP Odds
A festival of stars gather in New Orleans this weekend for the 63rd edition of the NBA All-Star Game, and the various activities that accompany it.
And of course, since it's always more fun to watch the All-Star Game (Sunday, 8 pm ET, TNT) with a little something on the line, here's a look at the betting options on the All-Star MVP betting board.
Not surprisingly, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Miami's LeBron James lead the All-Star MVP betting at odds of 3/1 and 7/2 at Bovada, respectively. Durant, the three-time league scoring champ, leads the league in scoring this season at 31 points per game.
James, meanwhile, has already been named the All-Star MVP twice, back in 2006 and '08 when he was with Cleveland. Durant won it two years ago.
Host-town favorite Anthony Davis comes next, at odds of 17/2. The former Kentucky Wildcat, who's averaging 21 points, 10 boards, and three blocks per game so far this season, will try to become the third player in the last six years to win the All-Star MVP award on his home court.
Kobe Bryant won it at Staples Center three years ago, and Shaquille O'Neal, as a Sun, shared the award with Kobe five years ago in Phoenix.
New York's Carmelo Anthony, who just recently set new Knicks and Madison Square Garden records by pouring in 62 points against the Bobcats, follows at odds of 10/1, according to Bovada.
Golden State sharpshooter Stephen Curry, who's also hitting the stats sheet to the tune of nine assists per night, is the next choice on the All-Star MVP board at 11/1.
Indiana's Paul George and the Clippers' Blake Griffin are both getting 12/1 to win the All-Star MVP award.
Minnesota numbers machine Kevin Love is lined at 14/1; Cleveland's Kyrie Irving comes next at 16/1; defending All-Star MVP Chris Paul is getting 18/1; and Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, who's going off for 24 and 12 on a nightly basis, can be wagered on at 20/1.
Here's the full NBA All-Star MVP betting board (check for updates at Bovada:
Kevin Durant (West) 3/1
LeBron James (East) 7/2
Anthony Davis (East) 17/2
Carmelo Anthony (East) 10/1
Stephen Curry (West) 11/1
Paul George (East) 12/1
Blake Griffin (West) 12/1
Kevin Love (West) 14/1
Kyrie Irving (East) 16/1
Chris Paul (West) 18/1
Aldridge (West) 20/1
James Harden (West) 25/1
John Wall (East) 25/1
Dwyane Wade (East) 25/1
Chris Bosh (East) 30/1
Tony Parker (West) 35/1
Damian Lillard (West) 35/1
Dwight Howard (West) 35/1
Joakim Noah (East) 45/1
Dirk Nowitzki (West) 50/1
Roy Hibbert (East) 70/1
DeMar DeRozan (East) 70/1
Joe Johnson (East) 70/1
Paul Milsap (East) 70/1