NBA All-Star Game Best Bets 2023

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2023

It won’t be long until the best and brightest stars in the NBA take the floor this Sunday night in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 72nd NBA All-Star Game. With LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo heading up their respective rosters, the entertainment value will be through the roof.

Betting on the All-Star Game is a bit more complicated than usual this year, but nonetheless, this is still one of the most exciting events to take part in throughout the NBA season.

Here’s a look at the latest odds and my best bets ahead of the action.

NBA All-Star Game Odds

All NBA odds are current as of Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. ET, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Team Giannis (+130) / Team LeBron (-150)
  • Spread: Team Giannis +3 (-110) / Team LeBron -3 (-110)
  • Total: Over 325.5 Points (-110) / Under 325.5 Points (-110)

NBA All-Star Game Best Bet

NBA All-Star Game Prediction

This year’s All-Star Game is as difficult to predict as ever. The All-Star Draft won’t be held until roughly an hour before tip-off, meaning we won’t know who is suiting up for each team until the game is about to begin.

However, we can safely assume that Team LeBron will have the (slightly) better roster, since James will make the first pick. Reserves will be chosen first, followed by starters, to avoid a “last player picked" situation.

With that in mind, backing Team LeBron to win this one feels like the right choice. He’s in the midst of a historic year, and with first dibs of the player pool, he’ll have a significant advantage over Antetokounmpo.

If nothing else, though, we can count on this game to be absurdly high-scoring. Very little defense is played in the All-Star Game — at least, up until the fourth quarter — and teams routinely score 150-plus points apiece.

NBA All-Star Game Best Bets

Team LeBron -3 (-110) at DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Since the NBA made the swap from East vs West to the existing format, James’ teams have gone 5-0, with an average margin of victory of 8.4 points. With history on his side and what should be the better roster, we can comfortably back Team LeBron to win by four or more points.

Look for King James’ squad to cover and make this your NBA bet of the day.

Check out more of our NBA All-Star Weekend Predictions:

Under 325.5 Total Points (-110) at DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The previous five All-Star Games have come in at an average of 318 total points, with only one of them (2019) finishing above this 325.5-point mark.

There has been a scoring boom in the NBA in recent years, and while I don’t doubt that each team could finish above 150 points in this event, the Under looks like the best bet here.

NBA All-Star Game Weekend Schedule

Friday, Feb. 17

  • 7 p.m. ET: All-Star Celebrity Game
  • 9 p.m. ET: Jordan Rising Stars

Saturday, Feb. 18

  • 4 p.m. ET: NBA x HBCU Classic
  • 8 p.m. ET: All-Star Saturday Night
    • Skills Challenge
    • Three-Point Contest
    • Slam Dunk Contest

Sunday, Feb. 19

  • 3 p.m. ET: NBA G League Next Up Game
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: NBA All-Star Draft
  • 8:30 p.m. ET: 72nd NBA All-Star Game


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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