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Stuart Durst gives his favorite NBA All-Star game picks and breaks down the best NBA All-Star game MVP bets to make ahead of Sunday night's showcase on TNT.

NBA All-Star Game Predictions: Who Will Take Home the All-Star Game MVP?

While many people look at the All-Star break as a much-needed break from the day-to-day grind of NBA betting, we still have you guys covered with the best plays during All-Star weekend. Team LeBron and KD square off on Sunday at 8 PM EST, with team LeBron currently being favored by 5.5 points. The total is currently set at 321.5 so please don't come into this game expecting any defense to be played. 

NBA All-Star Game Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Sunday, February 20

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: TNT

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NBA All-Star MVP Picks

LeBron James (+650) (Bet $100 to Win $650)

Let's start with LeBron James because the case isn't that hard to make. While LeBron only played 13 minutes last season, in his 16 All-Star game appearances before that, he averaged just over 24 points winning the MVP three times already. Additionally, LeBron is also playing in Cleveland, a city that obviously is deeply tied with his career. While it's very possible he could just play a quick 13 minutes again, I think this game means something big to him and we are getting some pretty solid odds at +650. 

Ja Morant (+850) (Bet $100 to Win $850)

Now Ja Morant does have a couple of things working against him here. Being on the underdog team, they likely need to upset Team LeBron in order for this to be possible. The best thing Ja Morant has going for him is he’s an absolute star. Nobody can question this guy's talent on the court and it's clear he’s the future of the league. With guys like Curry and Giannis, who have already won this award participating, I think it's very likely that the NBA rewards the future of the NBA this year, and I can't think of a better option than Ja Morant in his first All-Star game. 

Andrew Wiggins (+7500) (Bet $100 to Win $7500)

Finally Andrew Wiggins. Should you bet on Andrew Wiggins to win the All-Star MVP? Probably not. At +7500 is it worth at least a couple of bucks? I hope so. All I can imagine Andrew Wiggins has heard for the last couple of months is how ridiculous it is that he’s an All-Star starter. While he's clearly not the most talented person in this game, I really can't think of anyone else that would be motivated to give more effort than Wiggins. This is quite possibly his only All-Star game appearance, and I think he plans to make good use of it. 

Team LeBron vs. Team Durant Pick

This is the squarest play of the week, but it's kind of obvious that Team LeBron is the better constructed team. LeBron is 4-0 in All-Star games he's picked and it looks that this group of guys are destined to continue the streak. While it's the All-Star game and anything can happen, I'm choosing to back the team loaded with a bit more talent. If they're asking me to only lay six points with LeBron back home in Cleveland, I'll take the bait.

All-Star Game Pick

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Stuart Durst, also known as @MonotoneFootbal on Twitter, is a writer and sports bettor specializing in the NFL, NBA and CFB. When he’s not writing for OddsChecker, he enjoys playing basketball and talking player props with his community.


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