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2021 NBA All-Star Game Odds: Team LeBron Faves Vs Team Durant

LeBron James and his team are favored for 2021 NBA All-Star game odds.

Twenty-four of the best basketball players on planet Earth will make their way to Atlanta for the annual NBA All-Star Game and it’s Team Durant vs Team LeBron squaring off. The two superstars had a player draft on TNT on March 4 and based on the selected rosters, oddsmakers have installed Team LeBron as a 3.5-point favorite in NBA All-Star Game odds.

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Who Will Win the 2021 NBA All-Star Game?

2021 NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron vs Team Durant
SpreadMoneyline Total
Team LeBron -3.5Team Durant +145314.5

Odds as of March 7 at Bovada

The best basketball betting sites have Team LeBron as the fave and this year’s all-star game continues the 2020 tradition, which is an unconventional format. Here’s how it works:

Each of the first three quarters will begin with a score of 0-0 and will last 12 minutes. At the start of the fourth quarter, the game clock will be turned off and a “Final Target Score” will be set. The “Final Target Score” will be determined by taking the leading team’s total cumulative score through three quarters and adding 24 points. Once the “Final Target Score” is set, the teams will play an untimed fourth quarter and the first team to reach the “Final Target Score” will win the NBA All-Star Game.

This format may sound complicated to a new bettor. However, if 2020 is any indication of how this game will unfold, we’re headed for another NBA All-Star Game classic as last year’s iteration came down to the wire, with a furious comeback by Team LeBron.

Why is Team LeBron Favored in 2021 NBA All-Star Game Odds?

Full rosters for 2021 NBA All-Star game odds. For the fourth year in a row, LeBron James was a team captain for the NBA all-star draft and you don’t need to be Stevie Wonder to see how incredible LeBron’s team is this year. His starting lineup is himself, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic.

Comparing that to Durant’s starters, it almost seems unfair. It’s Joel Embiid, Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and Jayson Tatum, who replaced Durant for the all-star game due to his hamstring injury.

Don’t get me wrong, Durant’s team still has five of the top 24 players in the NBA but LeBron’s team has three players who are former NBA MVPs. Durant’s squad, while strong, is missing its most important player and that is KD himself.

The weak link for Team Durant (outside of him not playing) is his selection of too many first-time all-stars. Every player in LeBron’s group has been in an all-star game before, with the exception of Jaylen Brown, while Durant has four players making their debut in the midseason classic (Julius Randle, Mike Conley, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine).

This isn’t an indictment of the newcomers but in 2020, it got really tense in the fourth quarter and Team LeBron’s depth was a key factor in its epic comeback.


Who is the Favorite in 2021 NBA All-Star MVP Odds?

2021 NBA All-Star MVP Odds
PlayerOdds
LeBron James+550
Giannis Antetokounmpo+650
Luka Doncic+750
Steph Curry+800
James Harden+900
Damian Lillard+1000
Nikola Jokic+1100
Joel Embiid+1200
Kawhi Leonard+1200
Zion Williamson+1200
Bradley Beal+1600
Donovan Mitchell+1600
Kyrie Irving+1600
Domantas Sabonis+2500
Zach LaVine+2800
Jaylen Brown+2800
Jayson Tatum+3300
Chris Paul+3300
Paul George+3300
Ben Simmons+5000
Julius Randle+5000
Mike Conley+5000
Nikola Vucevic+5000
Rudy Gobert+5000

Odds as of March 7 at BetOnline

Typically, you can feel confident placing an MVP wager on the player representing the team that hosts the all-star game. However, this year’s host is Atlanta, and there isn’t a Hawks player in the game. So, considering the above information about Durant’s lineup and with LeBron’s team favored to win, I think the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo at +900 has the best value.

The reigning NBA MVP is still his dominant self in the open floor and is averaging 29 points per game, which is fifth in the NBA. In last year’s game, he would’ve won MVP had his team won, as he put up 25 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and was a monster in transition.

The Greek Freak’s skill set lends itself to an all-star game format that typically features little defense until the final stanza. He’ll get a variety of easy layups and dunks off missed shots and there aren’t many players who can keep up with him when he takes just one dribble over half court and then hammers the ball through the hoop.

If youre the type of bettor who likes to look at past NBA All-Star Game results, weve got you covered. Here’s a look back at the final scores of every all-star game since 2000:

All-Star Game Results since 2000
YearResultMVPLocation
2020Team LeBron 157, Team Giannis 155Kawhi LeonardChicago
2019Team LeBron 178, Team Giannis 164Kevin DurantCharlotte
2018Team LeBron 148, Team Curry 145LeBron JamesLos Angeles
2017West 192, East 182Anthony DavisNew Orleans
2016West 196, East 173Russell WestbrookToronto
2015West 163, East 158Russell WestbrookNew York
2014East 163, West 155Kyrie IrvingNew Orleans
2013West 143, East 138Chris PaulHouston
2012West 152, East 149Kevin DurantOrlando
2011West 148, East 143Kobe BryantLos Angeles
2010East 141, West 139Dwyane WadeArlington, Texas
2009West 146, East 119Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’NealPhoenix
2008East 134, West 128LeBron JamesNew Orleans
2007West 153, East 132Kobe BryantLas Vegas
2006East 122, West 120LeBron JamesHouston
2005East 125, West 115Allen IversonDenver
2004West 136, East 132Shaquille O’NealLos Angeles
2003West 155, East 145 (2OT)Kevin GarnettAtlanta
2002West 135, East 120Kobe BryantPhiladelphia
2001East 111, West 110Allen IversonWashington
2000West 137, East 126Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’NealOakland