The 2019 NBA All-Star weekend is just around the corner. This year’s action will take place at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. It’s just the second time that Charlotte has served as the host. The previous was way back in 1991 when they played at the Charlotte Coliseum.

Below is a detailed look at the betting lines for all the big events on the schedule. While I wouldn’t recommend risking a significant amount of your bankroll on any of the All-Star festivities, it can be fun to throw a little action around.

NBA All-Star Friday & Saturday Night Betting Odds

Rising Stars Challenge

  • Friday – 9:00 pm EST
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Want to get to know some of the top young player in the league? Several will be on display Friday night the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. The event features a team made up of USA players and a team from around the World. Each side consists of 10 players. Each of which is either in their first or second season in the league.

Last year team World won 155-124, easily covering as a 3.5-point underdog. The game went under the total of 296.5. This format was introduced in 2015. Team World has dominated to say the least. Team USA’s only win was a 157-154 victory in 2016.

MVP Odds

Player (Team)Odds
Luka Doncic (World)+380
Ben Simmons (World)+420
Donovan Mitchell (USA)+760
Jayson Tatum (USA)+780
De’Aaron Fox (USA)+950
Deandre Ayton (World)+1000
Kyle Kuzma (USA)+1000
Bogdan Bogdanovic (World)+1300
Trae Young (USA)+1150
Lauri Markkanen (World)+1300
OG Anunoby (World)+1300
Marvin Bagley III (USA)+1900
Kevin Knox (USA)+2200
Jaren Jackson Jr (World)+2200
John Collins (USA)+2200
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (World)+2200
Cedi Osman (World)+4000
Jarret Allen (USA)+4000
Josh Okogie (World)+4000
Rodions Kurucs (World)+4000

Skills Challenge

  • Saturday – 8:00 pm EST (Event 1)

Typically this event has been reserved for guards, but a new twist was added three years ago. Instead of just focusing on the quick and agile guards, big men were allowed to participate.

The bigs won each of the first two years of the new format.  Karl-Anthony Towns won the event in 2016 and Kristaps Porzingis won in 2017. Last year it was Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie who took home the hardware.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with how the Skills Challenge works, it’s a three-round event where players show off their dribbling, passing, agility and 3-point shooting in an obstacle-course layout.

It is a single elimination tournament, so be sure to check out the bracket before placing your bet.

De’Aaron Fox+300
Luka Doncic+400
Trae Young+400
Nikola Jokic+500
Mike Conley+550
Jayson Tatum+550
Kyle Kuzma+700
Nikola Vucevic+800

3-Point Shootout

  • Saturday – 8:00 pm EST (Event 2)

The 3-point shootout has become the most popular event of All-Star weekend outside of the actual game. This year’s field certainly won’t disappoint.

While I’m sure most of you know how this event works, each player will get to shoot five shots from five different locations. The first four balls of each rack are worth 1 -point and the final ball, also known as the “money ball,” is worth 2-points. The top 3 scores will advance to the finals, where they will repeat the process to determine a winner.

Steph Curry+210
Seth Curry+475
Buddy Heild+500
Devin Booker+530
Joe Harris+680
Damian Lillard+750
Khris Middleton+1150
Kemba Walker+1170
Danny Green+1440
Dirk Nowitzki+2800

Slam Dunk Contest

  • Saturday – 8:00 pm EST (Event 3)

While it’s still the last event on the card for All-Star Saturday, there’s no denying that the Slam Dunk Contest has lost a lot of hype over the years. With that said, it’s been worth the price of admission the past few go arounds.

The contest is a two-round event. Each player gets the chance to perform two dunks with no time limits, though they only can attempt each three times. Each dunk is graded on a scale of 6 to 10.

The two players with the highest combined score will advance to the finals. The final two participants get two more dunks with the highest combine score being crowned champion.

Dennis Smith Jr+155
John Collins+225
Miles Bridges+250
Hamidou Diallo+300

All-Star Game Betting: MVP Odds, Game Line & Props

  • Sunday – 8:20 pm EST

A new format was put in place last year. The two leading vote-getters are named captains and allowed to hand-pick their teams via a draft. The two in charge of picking this year was LeBron James of the Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks.

This goes away from the previous format, where it was the best of the Western Conference up against the best of the Eastern Conference.

They made the switch to the new format in hope for a little more competitive game. It definitely seemed to work. In 2017 the final score was 192-182 for a ridiculous combined score of 374. Last year the total was 346 and it didn’t even come close, as Team LeBron edged Team Curry 148-145.

I’ve included the rosters for each team, the betting lines for the game and the odds to win the MVP award below.

TeamSpreadMoney LineTotal
Team (Giannis)+6.5 -110+230o310.5
Team (LeBron)-6.5 -110-270u310.5


Team Lebron:

  • G – Kyrie Irving (Celtics)
  • G – James Harden (Rockets)
  • F – LeBron James (Cavs)
  • F – Kevin Durant (Warriors)
  • F – Kawhi Leonard (Raptors)
  • F/C – Anthony Davis (Pelicans)
  • G – Klay Thompson (Warriors)
  • G – Damian Lillard (Blazers)
  • G – Ben Simmons (76ers)
  • F/C – LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs)
  • C – Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves)
  • G – Bradley Beal (Wizards)
  • G – Dwyane Wade (Heat)

Team Giannis

  • G – Steph Curry (Warriors)
  • G – Kemba Walker (Hornets)
  • F- Paul George (Thunder)
  • F – Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
  • C – Joel Embiid (76ers)
  • G – Russell Westbrook (Thunder)
  • G – Khris Middleton (Bucks)
  • C – Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)
  • F – Blake Griffin (Pistons)
  • G – D’Angelo Russell (Nets)
  • C – Nikola Vucevic (Magic)
  • G – Kyle Lowry (Raptors)
  • F/C – Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)

*Bold – indicates starters

Odds to Win MVP Award

LeBron James+300
Giannis Antetokounmpo+560
Kevin Durant+670
Seth Curry+670
Joel Embiid+885
Kemba Walker+760
Kyrie Irving+940
Paul George+940
Anthony Davis+1260
James Harden+1000
Kawhi Leonard+1000
Russell Westbrook+1600
Dwyane Wade+3400
Ben Simmons+2800
Blake Griffin+4000
Bradley Beal+4500
Damian Lillard+4500
Karl-Anthony Towns+4500
Klay Thompson+4500
Dirk Nowitzki+6000
Kyle Lowry+7500
Nikola Jokic+7500
Khris Middleton+9000
D’Angelo Russell+10000
Nikola Vucevic+10000
LaMarcus Aldridge+5000