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Odds on Booker, Diallo and Fox to win at NBA All-Star Weekend

I think it’s a pretty well-known fact that I like to dabble in an illegal activity here in Kentucky (although, hopefully that will change soon) and I’m pretty excited to cash in on some former Wildcats who are participating at NBA All-Star Weekend.

Up first, De’Aaron Fox will make his All-Star Weekend debut in the Rising Stars game Friday night. Fox was snubbed from the game last year, his rookie season, but he earned an invite as a second-year player. He will join Kevin Knox on Team U.S., while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be across the way on Team World.

The odds for one of the former Cats to win MVP honors are Fox (+1200), Knox (+2000) and Gilgeous-Alexander (+2000).

Rising Stars MVP:

Ben Simmons +400 Luka Doncic +400 Jayson Tatum +700
Donovan Mitchell +700 Kyle Kuzma +1000 Deandre Ayton +1000
De’Aaron Fox +1200 Trae Young +1200 OG Anunoby +1200
Bogdan Bogdanovic +1200 Lauri Markkanen +1200 Marvin Bagley III +2000
Kevin Knox +2000 John Collins +2000 Jaren Jackson Jr. +2000
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +2000 Cedi Osman +4000 Josh Okogie +4000
Rodions Kurucs +4000 Jarrett Allen +4000

Then on Saturday night, Fox will be back to participate in the Skills Challenge. He is the favorite to win that one over Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Mike Conley, Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma and Nikola Vucevic.

Skills Challenge:

De’Aaron Fox +250 Luka Doncic +325 Trae Young +375
Mike Conley +550 Nikola Jokic +600 Jayson Tatum +600
Kyle Kuzma +700 Nikola Vucevic +900

The Three-Point Contest is next with Devin Booker in the hunt to win the title for a second consecutive season. He is listed at +500 odds, behind only Steph Curry and Buddy Hield.

Three-Point Contest:

Stephen Curry +200 Buddy Hield +400 Devin Booker +500
Seth Curry +600 Joe Harris +650 Kemba Walker +800
Damian Lillard +900 Danny Green +1200 Khris Middleton +1200
Dirk Nowitzki +1500

And in the nightcap, Hamidou Diallo will try to win the Dunk Contest as the long shot over Dennis Smith Jr., John Collins and Miles Bridges.

Dunk Contest:

Dennis Smith Jr. +150 John Collins +250 Miles Bridges +250
Hamidou Diallo +325

Diallo is my play of the night, simply because he has long odds in a field of four participants (and because he can fly). It’s a good value in a competition with three contestants making their debuts, plus Dennis Smith Jr., who finished third out of four last year. I don’t necessarily think Diallo will win it, but I like the payout if he does.

And if you’re interested in gambling on the actual All-Star game, which I do not recommend, the two former Wildcats are Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns at +1000 and +4000 to win MVP. The current line is Team LeBron -6 and the total is TBD.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for Odds on Booker, Diallo and Fox to win at NBA All-Star Weekend

  1. KYjellyRoll
    3:21 pm February 14, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t understand the payout.?dialoo for example if I put up 100$ that he wins. If he wins what does it pay with my 100$ bet