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NBA All-Star Game Best Bets 2024

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

An exciting NBA season has brought us to All-Star Weekend. Many of the league’s most talented players will come together for an exciting battle at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this Sunday, Feb. 18.

The All-Star Game will return to a traditional East vs West format and ditch the “target score" fourth-quarter format this year, meaning this could be one of the highest-scoring All-Star Games in recent memory.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the latest odds and my best bets ahead of the action.

All NBA odds are current as of Tuesday, Feb. 13, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

NBA All-Star Game Odds

  • Moneyline: West All-Stars (-148) • East All-Stars (+124)
  • Spread: West All-Stars -2.5 (-110) • East All-Stars +2.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over 365.5 Points (-110) • Under 365.5 Points (-110)

NBA All-Star Game Rosters

East All-Stars

  • Bam Adebayo
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Paolo Banchero
  • Scottie Barnes — Injury Replacement
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Jalen Brunson
  • Joel Embiid — Injured, will not play
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Damian Lillard
  • Tyrese Maxey
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Julius Randle — Injured, will not play
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Trae Young — Injury Replacement

West All-Stars

  • Devin Booker
  • Stephen Curry
  • Anthony Davis
  • Luka Dončić
  • Kevin Durant
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Paul George
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • LeBron James
  • Nikola Jokić
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Karl-Anthony Towns

NBA All-Star Game Prediction

A return to the classic East vs West format means we no longer have to suffer through the NBA All-Star Draft, which was one way the NBA tried to return balance to the All-Star Game. Considering that three of the top four NBA MVP candidates are in the West, this one could get ugly.

The East, of course, has a stacked roster. Giannis Antetokounmpo headlines as the team captain, and Tyrese Haliburton could provide a spark in front of the home crowd. However, with Joel Embiid (knee) sidelined, this team pales in comparison to the West All-Stars.

This group has an overwhelming amount of talent. Virtually any of the West All-Stars could lead the team in scoring, and the roster is full of living legends.

The East might keep things interesting early on, but I fully expect the West to win this one with ease.

NBA All-Star Game Best Bets

West All-Stars -2.5 (-110)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Luka Dončić, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Nikola Jokić highlight the NBA MVP conversation. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James are three of the greatest players in the history of the league. Need I say more?

Antetokounmpo will get his, and Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell, Damian Lillard, and Jayson Tatum could really shine. However, as a whole, the East All-Stars look outmatched by their Western Conference counterparts.

Lock in the West to cover as 2.5-point favorites with your NBA bet of the day.

Over 365.5 (-110)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Last year’s All-Star Game closed at 325.5 points, so it might be surprising to see a projection this high. However, since the league is doing away with the untimed fourth quarter and the target score — which favored defense — we can expect a much higher-scoring contest in 2024.

The vast number of elite scorers and relaxed defense in this year’s game will help push this one Over 365.5 points.

NBA All-Star Game Parlay Bet

West -2.5 + Over 365.5 (+264)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units

NBA parlay ticket for the 2024 All-Star Game at DraftKings Sportsbook.

NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule

Friday, Feb. 16

  • 11:30 a.m. ET: Rising Stars Practice
  • 5:30 p.m. ET: Basketball Hall of Fame News Conference
  • 7 p.m. ET: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
  • 9 p.m. ET: Rising Stars Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 17

Sunday, Feb. 18

  • 11:30 a.m. ET: NBA Legends Awards
  • 1:30 p.m. ET: NBA G League Next Up Game
  • 8 p.m. ET: 73rd NBA All-Star Game

Author

Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is the Lead NBA Editor for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided. He graduated from Ball State University in 2021.

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