NBA All-Star 3-point Contest Odds, Best Bet & Top Longshot
Good 3-point shooting has never mattered more in the NBA than it does today, and it’s probably the reason this year’s crop of 3-Point Contest participants is as star-studded as it’s ever been.
2021 will mark the 35th NBA 3-Point Contest, and 2021 will be the first time each of the participants are also All-Stars. The group of six includes future Hall of Famers, past 3-Point Contest champions, current league leaders in 3-point shooting, and a few first-timers that should shake up the competition on Sunday night before the main event.
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NBA All-Star 3-Point Contest Odds
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Our Pick To Win The 2021 All-Star 3-Point Contest
Steph Curry is going to be the favorite in any shooting contest he participates in and the odds reflect that. But with a literal star-studded cast, the 2015 champion has plenty of competition.
Devin Booker won the contest in 2018 and finished runner-up last season; he has competed in the event four times and experience matters here. Zach LaVine participated last season but has turned a corner in 2021, shooting nearly 44% from deep on more than 8 attempts per game. Donovan Mitchell and Celtics teammates Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are first-timers who are all deadly from beyond the arc.
Curry has done an excellent job reminding everyone about the player we missed in 2020. He enters the All-Star break shooting better than 41% from beyond the arc on more than 11 3-point attempts per game. The greatest shooter in NBA history is happy, healthy, and motivated.
The Warriors aren’t among the NBA’s elite so Curry’s name hasn’t been brought up in MVP discussions, but he’s playing every bit as well as he did during his 2015 and 2016 MVP seasons. Steph’s revenge tour makes another stop in Atlanta, this time with him taking home his second 3-Point Contest trophy. Bet on him with FOX Bet .
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Longshot pick: LeBron James made his choice during the All-Star Draft by selecting “Jaylen ‘Underappreciated’ Brown.” He’s got a point. Yes, Brown is indeed a first time All-Star. But he’s still flying under the radar. Brown has a quick trigger (good for the 3-Point Contest) and is an ultra competitor, so you know he’s going to take this seriously.
Given the uncertainty and randomness of this event, picking the guy with the “worst” odds when he hits 39% of his 5.9 triples per game feels like great value. This could be the weekend everyone finds out about Jaylen Brown and he’s +800 at FanDuel .
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