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NBA All Star Game Odds

Written by on February 10, 2016

Canada may be best known for its long and storied professional hockey history, but on Sunday night, the city of Toronto will be all about the game of basketball as the site of the 65th annual NBA All-Star game.

How to Bet on the 2016 NBA All Star Game and TV Info

When: Sunday, February 14 at 8:00 PM ET Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada TV: TNT Stream: NBA.com Radio: ESPNRadio NBA Odds: West -4.5 After narrowly winning last year’s All-Star game 163-158, the Western Conference is favored to win by 4.5 points. The Western Conference has won four of the last five all-star games, but the Eastern Conference has managed to hold its own ingoing 5-6 over the last 11 all-star meetings overall. Retiring Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is the leading vote-getter for his final NBA All-Star contest while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard made late surges to join him in the starting lineup. Bryant garnered a whopping 1.9 million votes and was selected an All-Star for the 18th time. League MVP Steph Curry of Golden State was the next leading vote getter with 1.6 million. They will be joined in the Western Conference starting lineup by Leonard and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, Cleveland superstar LeBron James, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will join Lowry and Miami’s Dwyane Wade in the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference. NBA betting enthusiasts should expect a close affair with just two of the last 13 All-Star games being decided by a margin of 10 points or more. 2015 All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook is almost a virtual lock to not win this year’s MVP award with only the legendary Bob Pettit winning back-to-back all-star MVP awards way back in 1958 and 1959. Last but not least, pro basketball bettors should expect to see a ton of three-point attempts hoisted up after the teams combined to shoot an insane 133 shots from downtown in last year’s affair.

All-Star Rosters

East Starters

PG Kyle Lowry TOR SG Dwyane Wade MIA SF Carmelo Anthony NY SF Paul George IND SF LeBron James CLE

East Reserves

C Andre Drummond DET C Pau Gasol CHI SG DeMar DeRozan TOR PF Paul Millsap ATL PF Chris Bosh MIA PG John Wall WAS PG Isaiah Thomas BOS

West Starters

PG Stephen Curry GS PG Russell Westbrook OKC SF Kobe Bryant LAL SF Kevin Durant OKC SF Kawhi Leonard SA

West Reserves

PF Draymond Green GSW SG Klay Thompson GSW SG James Harden HOU PG Chris Paul LAC PF Anthony Davis NOR C DeMarcus Cousins SAC PF LaMarcus Aldridge SAS * Series record: East 37, West 27
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