2021 NBA All-Star Weekend: Best bets for 3-point contest


NBA All-Star weekend is finally here! This year’s festivities are going to be a lot different than the year's past due to the pandemic, but the show must go on.

And, if the events are going down with odds for them, you know we have you covered.

This year's 3-point contest is made up of six shooters. Here are the contestants with their odds:

Devin Booker +200
Steph Curry +200
Zach LaVine +500
Donovan Mitchell +500
Jaylen Brown +700
Jayson Tatum +700

Vik’s pick: Zach LaVine +500

I wanted to pick Devin Booker just so I could write “wet like I’m Book” (Drake), but I’m going with my guy from Chi-town, Zach LaVine.

LaVine’s odds are too sweet to pass up here. The guard comes into the contest hot, shooting 46.1 percent on 3s over his last ten games. Zach actually ranks first in 3-point percentage among the contestants, shooting 43.5 percent on the year. LaVine also shoots 48.3% on catch and shoot 3’s, second only to Steph Curry in the field.

I also love that he participated in the contest last year and has a strategy coming into it this time around.

At 5-1 odds, I like the value.

Reed’s Pick: Devin Booker +200

Booker has a ton of experience in the three-point contest. He won the whole thing in 2018 and will be making his fifth appearance and is rightfully co-favorites with Stephen Curry.

While Curry will be the popular pick, I’ll take the Suns guard. He is coming off Western Conference Player of the Month honors in February, but didn’t make the initial All Star team.

He’s filling in for Anthony Davis and should come in with a chip on his shoulder. That’s enough for me.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook