NBA Betting Preview (Feb 18): 2024 All-Star Game Odds

The NBA All-Star game is finally here. The best players in the league will face off this Sunday at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. We’ve seen a few different formats in recent years, but this year’s game is kicking it old-school with the first East vs. West All-Stars matchup since 2017.

This NBA All-Star Game betting preview will get you ready for the big game and tell you the best All-Star Game bets, player props, and more. Let’s start by taking a look at the NBA All-Star Game odds via bet365:

Bet on the 2024 NBA All-Star Game

EAST +2.5
WEST -2.5

2024 NBA All-Star Game odds

East Moneyline Odds+120
West Moneyline Odds-140
Over/Under361.5 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadWest -2.5 (-110)
Time/DateFeb. 18, 8:00 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Eastern Conference All-Stars

The East is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, his Bucks teammate Damian Lillard, Tyrese Haliburton, and the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum. Beyond that, though, the East could be a little light on star power compared to the West. Joel Embiid, one of the league’s favourites to win MVP, is out with a knee injury. The Toronto Raptors’ own Scottie Barnes was called in to replace him, but the Heat’s Bam Adebayo will probably take Embiid’s place in the lineup.

Barnes is the only Raptor at the 2024 All-Star Game, in what will be his first career All-Star appearance. He’s not the only debutant, though: Jalen Brunson, Tyrese Maxey, and Paolo Banchero will also be playing in their first All-Star Game this weekend.

Without Embiid, not only is the East looking a little pallid compared to the West’s fleet of MVP candidates, but a number of their players are in relatively poor form. The Bucks have lost two of their last three games. Giannis’ numbers during that stretch have been alright, but Lillard’s have fallen off a cliff. He’s shooting 24% from three in his last five games. Dame usually lights it up at the All-Star game, but if his current form holds, it could be a quiet night for him on Sunday.

About the Western Conference All-Stars

Compared to the East, the West roster is absolutely stacked. Lebron James leads the way alongside Kevin Durant, Luka Dončić, Nikola Jokić, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The bench is just as loaded, with Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Devin Booker, and of course, Steph Curry.

The only downside to this West team is that they are much older than the East. This will be Lebron’s 20th NBA All-Star appearance, and Durant and Curry have played in 14 and 10, respectively. The All-Star game is never the most competitive of games, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if these veterans don’t exactly give it their all on Sunday night.

With that being said, there are plenty of guys on the West who can be counted on to light it up more often than not. Luka Dončić is leading the league in scoring with 34.2 points per game, and Oklahoma City star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is right behind him with 31.1 a night.

If everyone plays to their best, the West should win this one pretty handily. If they don’t show up, though, then the East still has more than enough talent to make things interesting.

Total Points over 361.5


Injury Concerns

Joel Embiid and Julius Randle were forced to withdraw from the East roster, and the Raptors’ Scottie Barnes and Hawks’ Trae Young were called in to replace them. Besides that, the East is fully healthy. The West is coming into the NBA All-Star Game with a fully fit team and no injury replacements.

  • It might be his 20th All-Star Game, but Lebron’s shown no sign of slowing down: his teams have won two of the last three NBA All-Star Games.
  • On average between 2021-2023, 45 fewer points have been scored in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter of NBA All-Star Games.
  • Defence wins championships, but offence wins All-Star Games. The over has hit in four out of the last five All-Star Games.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored over 30 points in two of his last three All-Star appearances. Bet365 gives him -110 odds to score over 30 again on Sunday.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has averaged 7.6 assists a game over his last five matches. He should be leading the West’s offence on Sunday, so getting 10 (-160) should be relatively easy.
  • Lebron James has played less than 15 minutes in two of the last three All-Star Games. With the Lakers’ season at a critical juncture, we’re not expecting him to play much on Sunday night.

Wagers to Consider

  • Scoring is up in the league as a whole this year. We’re expecting to see that translate to the All-Star game too. Taking Over 364.5 points (-110) is a smart bet here.
  • Though they can’t match the West for star power, the East is a younger team and probably more motivated than the West. We think they’ll come out strong and threaten the West’s veterans early. With that in mind, look for the East to be winning after the first quarter (+105).
  • When push comes to shove, the West is a lot better than the East this year. Even if the East’s young guns come out firing, the West’s superstars should make the difference later on. We like the West money line (-105).