Trae Young struggled in his first appearance in the 3-Point Contest two years ago, finishing last with just 15 points. The Atlanta Hawks point guard hopes for a better outcome in his second try as he will be one of eight competitors in the 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest, which will be the second event of All-Star Saturday Night at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Young joins Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns and Fred VanVleet as players participating in both the 3-Point Contest and the NBA All-Star Game.

VanVleet and Patty Mills are +450 co-favorites (risk $100 to win $450) in the latest 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Young (+500), Desmond Bane (+550), LaVine (+600), Luke Kennard (+700), CJ McCollum (+1000) and Towns (+1200) round out the 3-Point Contest field. Before locking in any 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest picks, be sure to check the NBA All-Star Weekend predictions and betting advice from SportsLine NBA guru Mike Barner.

Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who can spot an edge in a matchup or identify a player in position to break out, it's him.

Barner's expertise has been on full display lately. He is on an amazing 85-67-2 run with his last 155 against-the-spread picks, returning $1,125 to $100 players.

In addition, in last year's 3-Point Contest, Barner successfully picked Steph Curry (+175) to win. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Barner has analyzed the NBA 3-Point Contest 2022 from all angles and just locked in his coveted picks and All-Star Weekend predictions. You can only see his 3-Point Contest picks at SportsLine. 

2022 NBA 3-Point Contest predictions

One surprise: Barner is fading LaVine. No one knows what to expect from the Chicago Bulls small forward, who hasn't played since last Friday due to a knee injury. The 26-year-old was cleared to take part in the festivities this weekend but likely will see a limited amount of minutes in the All-Star Game and could be a bit rusty during this event.

LaVine has participated in the 3-Point Contest each of the last two years but failed to advance to the final round each time. He has converted 39.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc this season but was just 1-for-6 against Minnesota in his most recent outing.

How to make 2022 NBA 3-Point Contest picks

Barner's top pick is a participant who has been red-hot from 3-point range this season. He is including this player in his All-Star weekend bets, and so should you. You can only see who it is, and which NBA 3-Point Contest bets to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins the NBA 3-Point Contest 2022? And which player is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike Barner's pick for the NBA 3-Point Contest, all from the expert who nailed Stephen Curry winning last year, and find out.

2022 NBA 3-Point Contest odds, top contenders

Patty Mills +450
Fred VanVleet +450
Trae Young +500
Desmond Bane +550
Zach LaVine +600
Luke Kennard +700
CJ McCollum +1000
Karl-Anthony Towns +1200