NBA All-Star Weekend is back!
The Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest all take place on Saturday, February 18, this year, the night before the all-star game. The Rising Stars and Celebrity games will be held Friday, February 17.
We have the odds and a pick for each of the skills comps below!
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Betting Odds
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||+425|
|Trey Murphy III||+550|
Odds as of February 17
Who Will Win The Dunk Competition?
It's not very often that you see the favorite in the slam-dunk competition favored at minus-money. Perhaps Blake Griffin when he jumped over the car in 2011?
Well, 76ers guard Mac McClung fits that description with odds of -160 to win the 2023 dunk competition. Perhaps this is because he's got two dunks in his back pocket that "have never been seen before" or perhaps the highlight pack below has oddsmakers setting the line so short.
The 76ers are signing Mac McClung to a 2-way #NBA contract! 🔥🔥🔥— Dunk League (@DunkLeague) February 14, 2023
MAC IS BACK 💥 pic.twitter.com/AI8wINcQv5
All that's fine and good but if I'm making a bet on a skills competition, there's no chance I'm laying the chalk. Looking next on the board, the lone center on the board from the New York Knicks, Jericho Sims at +425 is my bet.
A true big man that's going to rattle the rim with ferocity is way more exciting to me then a point guard with some flash. Let's shatter the glass like Shaq!
JERICHO SIMS THREW IT DOWN 🤭— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 8, 2021
Dunk Competition Pick: Jericho Sims +425
NBA 3-Point Contest Betting Odds
Odds as of February 17
Who's Going To Win the 3-Point Contest?
If this was the Harlem Globetrotters and we could make this a four-point competition then Damian Lillard is a LOCK! And, well, maybe he's a lock in this format as well.
However, this is the third time that the Portland Trail Blazer has competed in this contest and has walked away with big fat 0 victories. Sure, he's tied for most 3's per game this season, but I think we can find value elsewhere.
Scoot down the table to find Jayson Tatum at +650. The Boston Celtics have one of the best offenses in NBA history and at the forefront is the Duke product. Tatum is sixth in the league with 3.3 3's per game and in his last outing, buried six triples in the third quarter. Sign me up!
3-Point Contest Pick: Jayson Tatum +650