Next up on the hardwood is NBA All-Star Weekend, which will feature three days of nonstop entertainment in Salt Lake City, Utah. Celebrity Game and Rising Stars Game on Friday kick off the festivities, followed on Saturday night by the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk Contest.
The All-Star Game itself, which takes place on Sunday, will determine teams just before tipoff through a player draft run by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Let’s take a closer look at the main event itself and who is best positioned to win the All-Star Game MVP.
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Best NBA All-Star Game MVP Bet
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
The NBA All-Star Game MVP odds board features a number of players that could win this prize. In an exhibition All-Star game, it’s crucial to stay away from guys who might be acting robotically and not enjoying themselves throughout.
Some players will merely show up and make no effort. On the other hand, some athletes give it their best in any situation, whether it be a playoff game, streetball, or the NBA All-Star Game.
Luka Doncic is one of the top players in the NBA who hasn’t received an All-Star MVP award yet. He had a strong chance of taking home last season’s MVP honors, and with impressive numbers heading into the 72nd All-Star Game, Doncic is back at it again this year.
The Slovenian native is averaging 33.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game. He has a remarkable 50.5% field goal percentage, which makes him stand out from the field of big men that can shoot.
Even though he had a heel injury earlier this month, he came back on Saturday and hasn’t stopped since. Doncic will always give it his all on the court, and on Sunday night, expect Doncic to make a difference as the first or second pick in the draft. I love the value he currently provides at nearly 7:1 odds, potentially on the court with new teammate Kyrie Irving.
Best Bet: Luka Doncic (+120 via DraftKings)
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