All-Star Odds: Will East Or West Win In Indianapolis?

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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No longer will Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James go through a playground-style pickup. Instead, the NBA returns to the old East vs. West format for the 2024 All-Star Game, part of its effort to reinvigorate the contest following a 359-point sham with nary a stop last year. NBA All-Star Game odds favor the West, winners of six of the last seven All-Star Games before the format switch.

Viewers can watch the All-Star Game Sunday on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.

West @ East

Feb. 18, 7:00 PM

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Odds updated Feb 18th, 2024, 9:36 pm

East Vs. West Rosters

Here’s a look at the rosters for handicapping this year’s All-Star Game odds. Starters are denoted with a star.

EastWest
Giannia Antetokounmpo*Luka Doncic*
Tyrese Haliburton*Kevin Durant*
Damian Lillard*Shai Gilgeous-Alexander*
Jayson Tatum*LeBron James*
Bam AdebayoNikola Jokic*
Paolo BancheroDevin Booker
Scottie BarnesStephen Curry
Jaylen BrownAnthony Davis
Jalen BrunsonAnthony Edwards
T. MaxeyPaul George
Donovan MitchellKawhi Leonard
Trae YoungKarl-Anthony Towns

The fifth East starter appears TBD. Joel Embiid was voted in but had to bow out with an injured knee. Doc Rivers (East) and Chris Finch (West) will coach the teams.

Right away, the West has some obvious advantages. Three of the top four in NBA MVP odds play on that side, with Antetokounmpo the lone exception. The West also has far more size, with three legitimate centers. The East has only Bam Adebayo to fill in for Embiid.

Note that the Elam Ending has also been scrapped for this season. That matters quite a bit for the total, as Elam Ending fourth quarters have typically only featured around 50 points in recent years.

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NBA All-Star Game MVP Odds

Betting on All-Star MVP odds is also a popular way to get action on the game. Here’s how the board currently looks:

There are a few notes to keep in mind here as well.

The All-Star Game MVP usually comes from the winning team’s starters. Only one reserve has won it in recent years (Russell Westbrook in 2015). Last year, the starters averaged about nine more minutes of game time than the reserves (except Antetokounmpo’s 20-second cameo), giving them much more time to accumulate stats.

Ball-handling guards/forwards also typically have an edge. Only two big men (Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis) have won in the past 10 years.

In many cases, it’s also anyone’s guess who will take the game seriously, although the league seems to be pushing for a more competitive and entertaining product this year.

If bettors want to dig deep on player props, they can find plenty of those as well at various sports betting sites.

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