The NBA All-Star Game is well-known for its high-scoring totals and standout performances, making it the perfect event for prop betting.
There’s a wide range of player props available for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played this Sunday, Feb. 18, in Indianapolis. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones available.
All NBA odds are current as of Friday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. ET.
Best NBA All-Star Game Prop Bets
Jayson Tatum: Over 24.5 Points (-113)
FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is someone who takes all levels of competition seriously, which is a key factor to consider when betting on the NBA All-Star Game. Some players — as we’ll see below — simply don’t put in the effort for a simple exhibition.
Tatum proved that he was driven to succeed when he scored an NBA-record 55 points in the 2023 All-Star Game, putting up 31 shots in 35 minutes of action.
This will be the 25-year-old’s fifth All-Star Game, and his fourth as a starter. He scored just eight points in 2022, but his 21-point outing in 2021 is another sign that he treats the event with respect.
After last year’s breakout performance, I’m more than happy to take the Over at 24.5 points with my NBA bet of the day.
Nikola Jokić: Under 8.5 Points (-115)
FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit
Unlike Tatum, Jokić is someone who clearly values regular- and post-season competition far more than the All-Star Game. The Joker has averaged just 6.2 points in five All-Star appearances, scoring a career-high 10 points in 2022.
Overall, Jokić has gone Under this 8.5-point line in four of his five All-Star Games, including two of his three starts.
If you’re dead-set on backing the NBA MVP favorite to go Over in any category, I would lean toward assists. He’s averaged 6.3 per game in his last three appearances, including an eight-assist showing in 2022.
Luka Dončić: Under 11.5 Points (-128)
FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.5 Units
Despite leading the league in scoring with 34.2 points per game this season, Dončić has never been one to pop off in the All-Star Game. After scoring eight points in each of his first three All-Star appearances, Dončić logged a measly four in last year’s contest.
Dončić also doesn’t stay on the floor for long despite earning a spot in the starting five. He played just 19 minutes in 2023 and has come in under 25 in three of his four All-Star Games.
It’s difficult to avoid taking the Over at such a small number, but Dončić’s projected scoring total is this low for a reason. Don’t be tempted.
Tyrese Haliburton: 30+ Points (+360)
FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units
Local superstar Tyrese Haliburton could easily be one of the top performers in this year’s All-Star Game. He scored 18 points in 14 minutes in his first All-Star appearance in 2023, and that was as a reserve in Salt Lake City.
Haliburton is a starter this time around, and he’ll have the benefit of playing in front of his home crowd. That’s a recipe for a high-scoring performance, which is why I like him to score at least 30.
The 23-year-old can fire away from well beyond the arc, and he’ll be encouraged to do so early and often. At (+360), there’s hardly a better value on the board. Don’t sleep on him as a potential All-Star Game MVP at (+1000), either.
Check out the rest of our NBA All-Star predictions and best bets:
- NBA Rising Stars
- NBA Skills Challenge
- NBA 3-Point Contest
- NBA Dunk Contest
- NBA All-Star Game
- NBA All-Star Game MVP
NBA All-Star Game Format
Unlike the past few years, the All-Star Game is finally returning to its tried-and-true East vs. West format. Gone are the days of the All-Star draft and the target score — this year’s game will be a standard, four-quarter contest.
The Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams are made up of 12 players each, with five starters being selected for each side. The teams will be coached by Doc Rivers and Chris Finch, respectively.
One holdover from past All-Star Games is the competition to win each quarter. Winning teams will have money donated to a charitable organization of their choosing.