With 50 points, Warriors guard Steph Curry helped lead Team LeBron over Team Durant in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game and took home All-Star MVP honors. Below, check out our full breakdown of the NBA All-Star Game MVP odds, and check back next season for fresh odds and our 2023 MVP breakdown.
When Team LeBron and Team Durant match up for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, players on both sides will be playing for a win but also battling for the coveted Kobe Bryant NBA All-Star Game MVP award.
While LeBron James and Kevin Durant seem like obvious picks as captains of the all-star teams and multiple-times all-star MVP winners, we break down some better value below.
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Who Is The Favorite In 2022 NBA All-Star MVP Odds?
Odds as of February 17 at Bovada
2022 Result: Steph Curry +800
Curry dominated with 50 points, five rebounds and two assists in his 36 minutes of play in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. He scored 14 more points than any other player and ran away with the MVP award.
Embiid Best Bet For All-Star Game MVP
Not only is Joel Embiid an NBA MVP candidate, but he’s also the best bet to win NBA All-Star Game MVP this weekend.
The recipe for an all-star game MVP is pretty clear: you have to put up points, be an already established NBA superstar and be on the winning team. Embiid clearly ticks some of those boxes, and the biggest challenge for him may be carrying Team Durant to a win.
With Nikola Jokic being the only true center on Team LeBron, there should be plenty of opportunities for Embiid to work in the paint and put up easy buckets. So, if he can go off and dominate the smaller opposition, he could end LeBron’s run of all-star game victories and snatch himself an MVP.
MVP Value Pick: DeMar DeRozan +1800
If Team LeBron can come away with a win, I think DeRozan offers great value in the MVP odds. The Chicago wing has been incredible this season, averaging 28 points and over five rebounds and assists per contest, with some of the best shooting proficiency of his career.
While he’s on a team of stars, DeRozan has something in common with some of the recent NBA All-Star Game MVPs. The Bulls forward is a high-volume shooter who can hit shots from all spots on the floor. While Durant and James can seem like they’re in a league of their own, DeRozan can certainly match their production in a showcase game like this and win himself an MVP.
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Past All-Star Game MVP Winners:
|2018||LeBron James||Los Angeles|
|2017||Anthony Davis||New Orleans|
|2015||Russell Westbrook||New York|
|2014||Kyrie Irving||New Orleans|