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NBA Slam Dunk Contest Odds & Picks for 2022 All-Star Weekend

NBA Slam Dunk Contest Odds & Picks for 2022 All-Star Weekend

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Though the names in this year’s NBA Dunk Contest may not invoke memories of LaVine-Gordon and Dominique-MJ, there’s no denying that there’s heaps of athleticism. We’ve got some of the highest flyers in basketball taking part in this year’s annual event, including a finalist from last year’s contest.

We also get some diversity in this year’s class, with two guards, a wing, and a big man. That means there should be a strategy for all kinds of NBA betting fans looking to earn some dough during All-Star Weekend. Here’s where we’re leaning on betting sites for this year’s Dunk Contest, with the obvious caveat that this is the toughest event to handicap over the weekend.

2022 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Odds

Obi Toppin +205
Jalen Green +210
Cole Anthony +300
Juan Toscano-Anderson +330

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2022 NBA Dunk Contest Best Bets

You’ve likely heard of Jalen Green, the No. 2 pick in last year’s NBA Draft. The rookie guard has had an up-and-down campaign, but we’re only focused on dunks here. And goodness, does he have some dunks to his name.

He’s the highest flyer in this year’s group of contestants, and we think he’ll get a potential bump from the voters because of his standing as a rookie and the second pick in a loaded class. He knows how to put on a show, he’s going to be motivated, and he is going to absolutely live above the rim.

He told the Houston Chronicle that “it’s going to be a show” and that he’s been “dreaming about” participating in the Dunk Contest. That’s all we need to hear. Enjoy the ride with Green, who is going to have social media ablaze with whatever he decides to pull off during All-Star Weekend.

2022 NBA Dunk Contest Value Bet

For the second straight year, NBA odds are similar between all opponents. It’s tough to say that there’s an actual long shot in the group given these odds on betting apps, but let’s talk about Cole Anthony as someone who could steal the show.

He’s turning heads in Orlando in his second NBA season, and part of his excellent sophomore campaign is a handful of ridiculous dunks through the season’s first half. Here are some of our favorites.

We like betting guards over big men when it comes to the Dunk Contest, so we’ll also throw in that Anthony provides some value for bettors. Toppin and Toscano-Anderson are the two bigs in the group that will need to really put together something special to knock off one of the high-flying guards.


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Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on,, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports.