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NBA 3-Point Contest Odds & Prediction 2024

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

One of the most anticipated events of NBA All-Star Weekend is the 3-Point Contest. This competition pits some of the league’s most elite shooters against each other in a test of both accuracy and endurance.

Damian Lillard, the reigning champion, is returning to defend his crown in Indianapolis. He’s favored to take the title once again, but he’ll have his work cut out for him against a deep field.

Here’s a look at the latest odds ahead of the Starry 3-Point Contest.

All NBA odds are current as of Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. ET, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

NBA 3-Point Contest Odds

  • Damian Lillard (+475)
  • Tyrese Haliburton (+550)
  • Trae Young (+600)
  • Malik Beasley (+600)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (+600)
  • Jalen Brunson (+600)
  • Lauri Markkanen (+650)
  • Donovan Mitchell (+700)

Lillard stands out from the crowd at (+475), but don’t sleep on Karl-Anthony Towns, who won the event in 2022. The seven-footer is shooting a career-high 43.6% from deep this season, cementing his status as one of the league’s most efficient sharpshooters.

Tyrese Haliburton will be well-supported by his home crowd, and Trae Young is arguably the best shooter among the field to never win the 3-Point Contest. Malik Beasley (44.9%) comes into the competition with the fifth-highest three-point percentage in the NBA this season.

NBA 3-Point Contest Best Bet

Trae Young (+600)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

This will be Young’s third time competing in the 3-Point Contest. He was eliminated in the first round in 2020 before advancing to the finals in 2022, so perhaps a title is in store for him in 2024?

Young’s 165 three-point makes this season are good for third-most in the NBA, trailing only Luka Dončić (180) and Stephen Curry (241). He also ranks fourth in attempts (442) and has long been one of the league’s premier volume shooters.

Young isn’t the most efficient shooter in the competition, but few players can catch fire from deep quite like he can. If he can find that rhythm in the 3-Point Contest, he’ll be tough to knock out.

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NBA 3-Point Contest Contenders

Damian Lillard (+475)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units

As the reigning champion and one of the NBA’s all-time great three-point shooters, it’s reasonable to see Lillard listed as the odds-on favorite to win the 3-Point Contest. Dame is also notorious for his limitless range, which he used to his advantage by knocking down both “Starry" shots in last year’s finals.

If Lillard wins, he would become the first player to repeat as champion since Jason Kapono accomplished the feat in 2007 and 2008.

Tyrese Haliburton (+550)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 Units

Haliburton reached the finals in his 3-Point Contest debut last year and tied a record by scoring 31 points in the opening round. This time, the Pacers star will have the benefit of suiting up on his home court, where he’s connected on 37.6% of his three-point attempts this season.

A player from the host city’s team has never won a 3-Point Contest before, but Haliburton demonstrated in 2023 why he should be considered a legitimate threat.


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NBA 3-Point Contest Format

Players competing in the 3-Point Contest will get 70 seconds to make as many shots as possible, with a maximum of 27 shots. Five ball racks are positioned at various spots around the three-point line, each loaded with five balls, and two “Starry Range" spots are positioned well behind the three-point line.

At the end of each rack is a money ball, which is worth two points instead of one. Additionally, one ball rack is made up entirely of money balls. The position of this rack is chosen by each player before they begin their round.

The “Starry Range" spots have one ball apiece, and because these shots are significantly deeper than a regular three-point shot, they’re worth three points each.

Once all eight competitors have finished the first round, the top three scorers will advance to the final round, where they’ll compete for the trophy. Tiebreaker rounds will take place between competitors when necessary.

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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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