On Sunday night, the 73rd NBA All-Star Game will feature the league's best players from the Eastern Conference battling the brightest stars from the Western Conference. This is the first NBA All-Star Game since 2017 that has the two conferences squaring off. From 2011-2017, the West won six of the seven outings. In 2017, the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 192-182. 

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The West is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest West vs. East odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 358. Before you make any East vs. West picks or 2024 NBA All-Star Game predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine expert Bruce Marshall has to say, given his mastery of NBA picks.

With a background in play-by-play work and sports information while in college, Bruce joined TGS in 1981 when hired by the legendary Mort Olshan and served as executive editor for many years. Marshall now supplies his unique and colorful brand of football and basketball analysis to SportsLine members. Over the 2022-23 and 2023-2024 NBA seasons, he returned $1,256. He also is 52-35-1 (+1256) with his last 88 NBA picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Marshall has locked in on the 2024 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 -2.5
  • West vs. East over/under: 358 points 
  • West vs. East money line: West -144, East +118
  • WEST: LeBron James is suiting up in his 20th All-Star Game
  • EAST: Tyrese Haliburton leads the NBA in assists (11.7)
  • West vs. East picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why East can cover

Guard Jalen Brunson is making his first appearance in the NBA All-Star Game. He has the Knicks as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference and Brunson has been the engine of that ball club. The Villanova product scores at will from anywhere on the floor. Brunson is averaging 27.6 points per game this season, which ranks seventh in the NBA. 

Guard Tyrese Maxey will also be suiting up in his first NBA All-Star Game. Maxey stepped into the No. 2 role on the 76ers before being thrust with more responsibility. With Joel Embiid (knee) sidelined, Maxey is the go-to option in Philadelphia's offense. The Kentucky product has a reliable jumper and uses his quickness to his advantage. Maxey is averaging 25.7 points and 6.4 assists per contest. See which team to pick here

Why West can cover

Guard Stephen Curry is an outstanding weapon on the offensive side. Curry is constantly moving off the ball to create space from defenders but he also owns a lighting quick release. The 35-year-old ranks sixth in the NBA in scoring (28) with five assists and shoots 42% from 3-point land. 

Center Nikola Jokic excels in multiple aspects of the game. Jokic has superb court vision as a facilitator while showcasing such a soft touch around the basket. The six-time All-Star is fourth in the league in both rebounds (12) and assists (8.9) but 13th in scoring (26.1). Additionally, he's second in the NBA in double-doubles (44). See which team to pick here. 

How to make 2024 NBA All-Star Game picks

Marshall has analyzed this matchup, found a critical X-factor, and locked in his best bet. He's sharing what it is only at SportsLine.

What is the best bet for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the All-Star Game spread hits, all from the expert who is on a sizzling 52-35 run on his NBA picks, and find out.