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The NBA's All-Star Weekend culminates on Sunday night when the league's biggest names square off in the 2024 NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Highlights of the weekend's events so far include the Pacers winning the Kia Skills Challenge, Damian Lillard taking the 3-Point Contest, Stephen Curry edging out the WNBA's Sabrina Ionescu in the 3-Point Challenge, and Mac McClung soaring to victory in the AT&T Slam Dunk for the second straight year. On Sunday, the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the East, while the Lakers' LeBron James will lead the West. James will be playing in his 20th NBA All-Star Game, breaking the record he currently shares with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The West is a 3-point favorite in the latest West vs. East odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 356. Before locking in any East vs. West picks or 2024 NBA All-Star Game predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine expert Matt Severance has to say, given his mastery of NBA picks.

Severance is a well-connected writer and high-volume handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005. After joining SportsLine, he quickly established himself as a top expert in multiple sports. Over the 2021-22 and 2022-23 NBA seasons, he returned $3,504. He also is 108-57 (+1924) on his last 165 NBA picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Severance has locked in on the NBA All-Star Game from every angle and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for All-Star Game: 

  • West vs. East spread: West -3
  • West vs. East over/under: 356 points
  • West vs. East money line: West -152, East +124
  • West: LeBron James is the all-time leader in All-Star Game points (426)
  • East: Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks third in the league in scoring (31.1 points per game)
  • West vs. East picks: See picks at SportsLine 

Why the West can cover

The Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards enters the 2024 NBA All-Star Game on a roll. Over the last five games, the former No. 1 overall pick has averaged 32.4 points per game, which is the best in the league over that time. He also is shooting 50.9% from the field and is averaging 6.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists during that span.

In addition, the West will face an East squad that will have multiple players making their All-Star Game debut. Four players – Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors), Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks), and Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers) – will be playing in the game for the first time. By contrast, the West will not have a single All-Star rookie on their roster. See which team to back here.

Why the East can cover

The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo's game is a good match for the All-Star Game's up-and-down pace. Milwaukee's big man leads the league in both fast break points per game (5.5) and points in the paint per game (20.4). Led by Antetokounmpo, the Bucks average 122.0 points per game, which ranks second in the league.

In addition, hometown hero Tyrese Haliburton is having a standout season for the Pacers. The 23-year-old guard averages 11.7 assists per game, which leads the league and would be the third-highest average in the last 25 years. With Haliburton running the show, Indiana leads the NBA in scoring at 123.7 points per game. See which team to pick here.

How to make All-Star Game picks

Severance has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Under on the point total, he has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.

Who wins the All-Star Game on Sunday, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the All-Star Game spread hits, all from the expert who is on a sizzling 108-57 run with his NBA picks, and find out.