2017 NBA All-Star Weekend odds: MVP, slam dunk contest, 3-point contest

Who’s ready to make some money? All-Star weekend is a whirlwind of events that starts on Friday and culminates with the actual game on Sunday. And while the dunk contest and 3-point shootout are usually the more entertaining of the events, the Risings Stars Challenge, Skills Competition and the All-Star game itself all deserve your attention.

All of these events are highly entertaining on their own but if you want to spice up the action, here are the odds (courtesy of Bovada) for each.

Odds for 2017 All-Star Game MVP



Player Odds
Russell Westbrook (WEST) 7/2
Stephen Curry (WEST) 6/1
Anthony Davis (WEST) 13/2
Kevin Durant (WEST) 7/1
James Harden (WEST) 7/1
LeBron James (EAST) 7/1
Kyrie Irving (EAST) 15/2
Giannis Antetokounmpo (EAST) 11/1
Kawhi Leonard (WEST) 15/1
Isaiah Thomas (EAST) 15/1
Jimmy Butler (EAST) 22/1
Paul George (EAST) 25/1
DeMar DeRozan (EAST) 28/1
Carmelo Anthony (EAST) 45/1
Kyle Lowry (EAST) 45/1
Klay Thompson (WEST) 45/1
John Wall (EAST) 45/1
DeMarcus Cousins (WEST) 55/1
Draymond Green (WEST) 55/1
DeAndre Jordan (WEST) 65/1
Kemba Walker (EAST) 65/1
Gordon Hayward (WEST) 70/1
Marc Gasol (WEST) 80/1
Paul Millsap (EAST) 80/1

Westbrook is the favorite to win the MVP award, which if it happens, will be three years in a row for the Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star.

Odds for BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge MVP

Player Odds
Karl-Anthony Towns (USA) 2/1
Kristaps Porzingis (World) 7/2
D’Angelo Russell (USA) 7/1
Devin Booker (USA) 10/1
Nikola Jokic (World) 10/1
Myles Turner (USA) 12/1
Malcolm Brogdon (USA) 18/1
Buddy Hield (World) 20/1
Dario Saric (World) 20/1
Brandon Ingram (USA) 22/1
Trey Lyles (World) 25/1
Jamal Murray (World) 25/1
Jahlil Okafor (USA) 30/1
Willy Hernangomez (World) 33/1
Frank Kaminsky (USA) 35/1
Marquese Chriss (USA) 40/1
Alex Abrines (World) 45/1
Danté Exum (World) 45/1
Domantas Sabonis (World) 45/1
Jonathon Simmons (USA) 45/1

The odds say it is a battle between Towns and Porzingis for MVP in the Rising Stars Challenge. 

Odds for JBL Three-Point Contest

PlayerOdds
Klay Thompson11/10
Kyrie Irving4/1
C.J. McCollum8/1
Kyle Lowry9/1
Eric Gordon9/1
Nick Young9/1
Wesley Matthews11/1
Kemba Walker11/1

Thompson is the favorite to win but Sportsline’s Mike Tierney says Toronto Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry is “the best bang for your buck.”

Odds for Verizon Slam Dunk Contest

PlayerOdds
Aaron Gordon5/8
Derrick Jones Jr.5/4
DeAndre Jordan8/1
Glenn Robinson III9/1

After the dazzling display of dunks he threw down in last year’s contest, Aaron Gordon is the overwhelming favorite to win. Despite Gordon being the favorite, Sportsline’s Mike Tierney says Glen Robinson III is a good pick. 

Odds for Taco Bell Skills Challenge



Player Odds
Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 2/1
John Wall (WAS) 9/4
Devin Booker (PHO) 4/1
Gordon Hayward (UTA) 8/1
Anthony Davis (NO) 10/1
Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 10/1
DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 15/1
Nikola Jokic (DEN) 15/1

The Boston Celtics All-Star is the favorite to win but Wall also has a strong chance of winning.

If you need more help picking a winner, here are the CBS Sports team’s picks.

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