NBA All Star Three Point Contest Free Pick

Posted by Aaron . on February 11, 2016 in

The NBA has shut the season down for a few days to celebrate the Association’s All-Stars. However, there are still plenty of things to wager on during the All-Star weekend, and one of the most fun to watch is the three-point contest. Let’s take a look at the NBA All Star online odds, and then we’ll talk about our favorite pick.

NBA All Star Three Point Contest Free Pick

Stephen Curry (Golden State) 9/4

If you had to pick one person to knock down a three-ball with the game on the line, it would have to be Curry, right? But that’s not always how this contest goes, as the participants drill shot after shot from around the arc. I don’t know if Curry will feel the same purpose and tension in a contest like this than he would in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter of a game.

Klay Thompson (Golden State) 7/2

This is a shot-maker almost as stone-cold as Curry himself. In fact, a lot of the times when Curry has one of those rare slumps, Thompson will step in and make several big shots in a row. So it’s hard to differentiate these two in the standings.

J.J. Redick (L.A. Clippers) 5/1

People hated him because of his clutch dagger ability at Duke, and he’s developed the same reputation while playing with the Clippers. Look for this shooter to make a statement by advancing deep into the contest.

Devin Booker (Phoenix) 11/2

Booker has been one of the few bright spots for the Suns this year. He’s an excellent candidate to come in as a dark horse, with none of the hype, and just drain enough shots to win.

Kyle Lowry (Toronto) 11/2

This clutch shooter is one of the big reasons why the Raptors are having the season they are (that, and their ferocious defense).

James Harden (Houston) 8/1

One of the most mercurial scorers of the present NBA era, Harden could win this contest running away or throw up a ton of bricks in the first round and get an early exit. There’s a sense with him that he doesn’t even know which is likelier to happen.

Khris Middleton (Milwaukee) 8/1

The Bucks are having an up-and-down season, to say the least, but that’s no reason to overlook Khris Middleton’s fine work so far this year. He’s another player who doesn’t have a lot of noise surrounding him in this contest, so he could just keep sinking shots while the favorites crumble.

Chris Bosh (Miami) 12/1

I don’t see Bosh making it out of the first round. Yes, he’s made a bit of a name for himself with his three-ball shooting for a big man.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Favorites and big names almost never win this contest (Larry Bird being one dramatic exception). So I’m looking past the WArriors here and picking Redick to take this one going away.