2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Betting Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on February 15, 2018 in

The NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived, and the best players in the league will get together for the activities. The weekend should be fun of great times, with the game on Sunday, but before that – Saturday features a couple All-Star activities. One of them is the Slam Dunk Contest. The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has for a long time been one of the most talked about events. Many times, the Slam Dunk Contest is better than the actual game on Sunday. There are four participants to consider in the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest Betting action, and we are ready to give you the latest odds and make our 2018 Predictions.

2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Betting Prediction

Dennis Smith Jr

  • Slam Dunk Contest Betting Odds: +175

The high flying point guard of the Dallas Mavericks is in his rookie season. The former North Carolina State star has burst onto the scene as the 5th highest scoring rookie in the league. Smith is the odds favorite to win the NBA Dunk Contest, but he will certainly have some stiff competition.

Donavon Mitchell

  • Slam Dunk Contest Betting: +200

Another rookie, and possibly the frontrunner to win the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year award. He has sort of come out of nowhere, much like his team. The Utah Jazz has been red hot before the All-Star Break, and are in the playoff chase of the Western Conference. Mitchell is another high flyer, and his odds are just slightly under his rookie counterpart.

Larry Nance Jr

  • Slam Dunk Contest Betting: +300

The former Los Angeles Lakers wingman, and now Cleveland Cavalier has got to be beaming about going back to Cleveland, where he is from. Nance owns the dunk of the year when he put Kevin Durant on a poster during his time with the Lakers. Nance is in his third season in the NBA, and still coming into his own as a scorer and defender.

Larry Nance Jr is not at the top of the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Betting Odds.

Victor Oladipo

  • Slam Dunk Contest Betting: +450

Probably the biggest high flyer of any participant this weekend. The former Indiana Hoosier and now Indiana Pacers star is having a breakout season. Oladipo will play in the All-Star Game on Sunday, so do not be surprised if he paces himself a little bit. Oladipo is likely the most talented on any of these four guys, but many are wondering his motivation level as he enters the contest.

Final Expert Analysis & Pick

Our bet for this contest is Larry Nance Jr at +300. We like his odds, and he has shown the ability to throw down ridiculous dunks in the past. We love all four guys and are curious at how the pair of rookies will participate here. But, when push comes to shove, our final bet for the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Larry Nance Jr at +300.

There is a look at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2018, and a look at our predictions for this year’s contestants. These are considered future bets and can be bet at any time leading up to the competition. Best of luck with all your NBA Betting!