UPDATE: Devin Booker has been selected to replace Dame in the 3-Point Contest. We’ll update the table with new odds when that information is provided to us by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard on Team LeBron in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the United Center in Chicago. Booker in 3pt too— chuck swirsky (@ctsbulls) February 13, 2020
UPDATE: Damian Lillard strained his groin in Wednesday’s game and has been ruled out for All-Star Weekend. He won’t participate in the 3-Point Contest. The odds have been taken down temporarily on DKSB until a replacement is named.
NBA All-Star Weekend in on the horizon and Saturday night we’ll get to witness the top shooters in the League compete in the 3-Point Contest. DraftKings Sportsbook has released odds for all the participants in the contest. Here’s how things shake out:
NBA 3-Point Contest 2020 Odds
Joe Harris if the defending champion after beating out Stephen Curry in the final in 2019. Other than that, we don’t have anyone else in the field who has won this contest. Still, we’ve got some impressive shooters, including Trae Young, Davis Bertans, Damian Lillard and Buddy Hield.
I don’t really understand why Harris is the favorite just because he won last year. There are much more talented shooters and last year was likely just Harris getting hot at the right time. There are a few bets who stand out towards the bottom. Duncan Robinson has shot the lights out for the Heat this season and has the second-highest 3PT% among contestants, slightly behind Bertans. You can get both players at +550 on DKSB right now.
Hield would be the other name that stands out. He competed in the contest last season and had one of the highest scoring rounds in contest history with 26/34, which tied Harris’ best round (not counting moneyball points). Hield enters the contest shooting nearly 50% from 3-point range in the past 10 games.
My only other player to highlight would be the narrative with Zach LaVine. The Bulls SG was snubbed from the All-Star game and this is the only even he’ll compete in in front of the hometown crowd. I could see him coming out and wanting to put on a show/make a statement. Plus, he has the longest odds to win at +900.
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