NBA All Star Game Betting: A Clear Favorite Here

NBA All Star Game Betting: A Clear Favorite Here

Written by on February 12, 2015

Brooklyn, New York is the setting for the 2015 version of the NBA All-Star Game, and the debate is already raging as to who should start, who will win, and which conference is the most dominant, regardless of the outcome. This is an event that is unlike other professional all-star games, as it is one that the players generally seem to take relatively seriously. Sure, it will be a wide open, high-scoring affair, but make no mistake, both conferences will be looking to go home with bragging rights. Find the latest NBA odds here.

NBA All Star Game Betting: A Clear Favorite Here

Date: February 15th, 2015 8:30PM Venue: Madison Square Garden TV: TNT, coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET  
 

NBA  All Star Game Betting Analysis and Preview

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has had to do a little tinkering with his line-up, as Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin have all been forced out due to injury. Top vote getter Stephen Curry will now lead a three guard attack alongside fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson, and James harden of the Rockets. The feeling is that Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks will slip into a starting role, with Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies rounding out the starting five. As great as that line-up is, much of the talk in the Western Conference this week has been about the inclusion of Kevin Durant into the team. Durant publicly stated that he would gladly play a game of one-on-one with any player that thought they deserved a spot ahead of him. I don’t know about you guys, but that is something that I would pay to see. On the Eastern Conference side, Coach Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks) will go with a starting five of LeBron James (the top vote getter in the East), John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol. While there will be no players from the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks on the floor to start the game, there are no less than four of them on the bench. Kyle Korver was the latest addition, as he was called in to replace Dwayne Wade who is out with a hamstring injury.

Key Betting Trends

West and East are tied with 31 wins each since 1951.

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

As is always the case in All-Star weekend, there are some other activities to attend to before the big game is played on Sunday. The highlight of those other features is sure to be the Slam Dunk Competition. My money will be on Mason Plumlee of the hometown Brooklyn Nets to win this contest, while I like Stephen Curry to walk away with the 3-point crown. As far as the game goes, I like the West to run wild in a shootout, and I think Mr. Curry will be the winner of the MVP.