Though not big betting fans when it comes to All Star games, the recent NBA mid-season Classics have been exciting affairs as the last four games were decided by five points or less. The Eastern Conference tips-off versus the Western Conference at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 16, 2014, from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
King James leads the Eastern Conference All-Star squad
Two-time NBA All-Star Game MVP LeBron James, who is making his tenth straight appearance in the mid-season Classic, leads the Eastern Conference into New Orleans tonight. Miami Heat F King James is joined by teammate guard Dwayne Wade, New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving in the starting lineup for the East. That is certainly a formidable Crew.
Kevin Durant powers Western Conference into Battle in the Bayou
Winners of three straight All-Star contests, the Western Conference heads into the Bayou led by 2012 All-Star MVP and the best all-around player in the NBA today Oklahoma City Thunder F Kevin Durant. Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers and Kevin Lowe from the Minnesota Timberwolves join Durant up front while Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors and James Harden from the Houston Rockets start in the back-court.
2014 NBA All-Star Game Bet365 Wagering Lines & Canada Sports Betting Call
Bookamkers at the bet365.com sportsbook have posted the Western Conference as the favorites for tonight’s Battle in the Bayou. While both squads are stacked with the best basketball talent on the planet, we see the West as having more overall depth beyond the starters and we like the roll the Western Conference is on. Though we won’t bet the farm on it, we’ll back Kevin Durant and West squad by laying the -192 ML price posted at Bet365.
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