The date for the NBA All-Star Game is set for the 15th of February 2020 and will take place at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. Let's have a look at the best picks for the NBA All-Star Weekend. The odds were last updated on February 13, 2020:
The NBA All-Star Skills Challenge is a timed obstacle course that includes dribbling, passing, shooting and stations. The competition was first introduced in 2003 and has since had a number of regular rule changes, with the last major change coming in 2003.
The 2019 Contest was won by Jayson Tatum. He is competing this year and will look to repeat that feat in Chicago.
The odds for the 2020 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge are now available. The odds are subject to change. The odds were last updated on February 13, 2020:
The All-Star game is one for the fans to look forward to on the NBA Calendar. The game itself is the highlight of a weekend full of action and entertainment from your favourite NBA stars, which includes the Three-Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest, and Skills Challenge. The main event consists of an almost cordial pick-up game battling it out for pride and glory.
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We don’t just provide you standard wagers for the All-Star event. We offer a variety of odds, which will soon be available. As soon as the bookmakers clarify post odds online, we'll put them live on this page - stay tuned! The page was last updated on February 13, 2020.
Captain A - Giannis (2.80)
Captain B - LeBron (1.49)
Contestants for the 2020 All-Star Skills Challenge
As it stands, the contestants have now been announced for the 2020 All-Star Skills Challenge. Check the full list of challengers below;
Spencer Dinwiddie: Brooklyn Nets
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Oklahoma City Thunder
Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors
Jayson Tatum: Boston Celtics
Khris Middleton: Boston Celtics
Patrick Beverly: Los Angeles Clippers
Domantas Sabonis: Indiana Pacers
Bam Adebayo: Miami Heat
2020 All-Star Game Winners Picks
Given the unpredictability of the league and with so many young stars emerging, it’s difficult to say who will be the MVP of this matchup. For all your NBA all-star 2020 predictions, follow us and keep an eye on how things develop as the season unfolds. This page was last updated on 13 February, 2020.
The All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Things get underway at 9pm (ET) at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois on TNT and fuboTV.
Who will win the All-Star game?
On paper, one has to favour a win for LeBron’s boys. But the game is won on the court, and it’s not as if a team full of the likes of Giannis, Embiid, Siakam, Trae Young and many more stars, is bad.
Team LeBron won the 2019 All-Star game 178-164 and will feel confident of doing it again, as do the sportsbooks. They will likely lineup with LeBron, Harden, Davis, Doncic and Leonard to start things off, which is a terrifying prospect for the Eastern Conference fans.
While Giannis will run out alongside the Boston’s step-back king Kemba Walker, as well as Trae Young, Pascal Siakam, and Joel Embiid.
Based on what we’ve seen and will likely continue to see in the regular season, Giannis is probably going to be the 2020 NBA MVP. He can do a lot on his own for this team, but with between Kawhi, LeBron and AJ, they will be able to shut him out.
Luka Doncic is back from injury, putting up 33p,8a,12r in last nights’ win over the Kings, and looking ready to go. The look on Giannis’s face when LeBron selected him said it all. Luka will be the piece of the puzzle that will make the difference this weekend.
The 2020 All-Star Game welcomes a new format that will increase the pace of the game, adding a fourth-quarter dynamic that will pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. The new format is as follows;
Both Team LeBron and Team Giannis will select Chicago-based community organizations to represent them.
With regard to the on-court rules, teams will compete to win each of the first three quarters, all of which will begin at 0-0 and follow the usual 12-minute format.
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 is determined by taking the leading team’s total cumulative score through three quarters and adding 24 points - the 24 representing the Late Kobe Bryant’s uniform number.
Once the Final Target Score is set, the teams will play the fourth quarter until the point at which one team reaches the score set. The team that achieves the score first, will win overall.
The community organization selected by the winner of each of the first three quarters will receive $100,000 – a total of $300,000 donated to charity for those three quarters. The winner of each of the first three quarters will be the team with the higher score at the end of the 12-minute quarter.
The winning team in the NBA All-Star Game (i.e., the team that reaches the Final Target Score first) will earn $200,000 for its designated community organization.
An Example of this format could be; If the cumulative score of the first three quarters is 100-95, the Final Target Score would be set at 124 points. To win the NBA All-Star Game, the team with 100 points would need to score 24 points in the fourth quarter before the team with 95 points scores 29 points and vice versa.
The Starters have been officially announced for both teams, with the captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo named for the second year straight year.
We have the starters for you here;
NBA All-Star betting odds
We provide you with the means to wager on all available NBA All-Star game odds in 2020:
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NBA All-Star game odds - Over/Under
Given that the main event will draw all kinds of glitzy wagers for polished moves and dazzling shots, the over/under will be much larger than the standard NBA matchup. It’s essential to be aware of the changes in the dynamics of a regular game to the All-Star matchups. If you’re smart about how you place your wagers, it’s possible to take advantage of the odds available.
NBA All-Star bonuses
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NBA All-Star odds/markets
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NBA All-Star deposits
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NBA All-Star History
Last year’s All-Star weekend had lots of highlights, from sad farewells to Dirk Nowitski and Dwyane Wade, to Momma Curry hitting the half-court shot. But we’re ready to do it all again this year. Will Kevin Durant steal the show again this year?
Did you know?
In 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his final All-Stars game for the Western Conference All-Stars. He holds the crown for the oldest NBA star to play an All-Star game. He also holds the record for the most chosen player appearing in 19 different teams. The West won that one 143-134. Kareem remains one of the most respected hall of fame legends.
NBA All-Star Game Results
The first NBA all-star game was a relatively tame affair, resulting in a 111-94 win for the east at the Boston Garden. Compare that to the most recent tilt last season, which ended in a 192-182 win for the western conference. Teams used to play a semblance of defence in the event, but now the game revolves around scoring prowess, dunks and fancy fast breaks. The rise of the three-pointer also increased the amount of scoring in the game, parallel to regular season strategy.
Overall, the eastern conference holds the edge with 37 victories, winning 56% of all-star games. Since the year 2000, the western conference has utterly dominated results, winning 12 of 18 matchups against the east. During the 1980s and 1990s, the eastern conference set the pace with 13 victories in 21 contests. Momentum shifted when the 1999 event was cancelled due to a lockout. Around the same time, the western conference turned into the best half of the NBA.
The NBA decided to alter the format of the all-star game for the 2018 bash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Instead of the east coast versus west coast match, one captain was selected from each conference to lead a team to victory. LeBron James and Steph Curry were selected as the two captains for the inaugural captain selection rules.
As such, fans can witness player combos previously impossible under the old rules. King James will line up alongside Russel Westbrook, Klay Thomson, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, while Steph Curry will combine forces with DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyle Lowry.
The 2017 edition of the all-star game broke several records, including most combined points with 374, the most points in a half with 189, and most points in a quarter with 101. Next to no defence was featured, resulting in a .578 field goal percentage and 162 made field goals, both records for the event. The fewest number of points was 154 during the 1953 game, which featured both teams shooting a combined .362 FG%, making only 59 field goals.
Now that the rules mandate a mixing of the best players from both conferences into separate teams, previous trends will no longer inform the potential results of all-star game wagers. The only trend which will likely continue is the explosion of scoring, which has made recent all-star games among the most entertaining in the history of the NBA. Wagering on the winning team now revolves around the captain who built his squad best.
List of NBA All-Star Game MVP Winners and Other NBA All-Star Game Betting Opportunities (325) The MVP of the all-star game usually goes to the player who controlled the pace, scored the most points, or produced the most fantastic ball of the night. Early in the history of the game, Bob Pettit earned four all-star MVP nods, including three awards between 1956 and 1959. Pettit’s record of 27 rebounds in a single all-star game might never be challenged.
In the modern era of the all-star event, Kobe Bryant stole the show numerous times, also winning four all-star MVPs. Perhaps more impressive was the fact that Bryant earned the plaudit over a span of nine years, displaying the longevity of his craft. Russell Westbrook exploded in two consecutive all-star games in 2015 and 2016, leveraging his incredible intensity to consecutive MVP trophies. Russ only has one gear – playing all-out – which helped him rise above his peers.
Similar to other records involving early career achievement, LeBron James holds the record for the youngest all-star MVP at 21 years and 51 days. The oldest all-star MVP was Shaquille O’Neal, who won the award at the advanced age of 36 years and 346 days. When Magic Johnson won an all-star MVP during his final participation in the event, it helped raise awareness for the scourge of AIDS, encouraging discussion among the general public.
The all-star game wouldn’t be complete without the slam dunk competition, which has christened stars like Michael Jordan and Vince Carter through their amazing, athletic, high-flying antics. A skills competition, young-stars game, and various individual and team props will also be available before the all-star weekend commences.