NBA All-Star Saturday 2019 odds, picks: 3-point shootout predictions from proven expert

The NBA All-Star Weekend is a celebration of hoops, and in this era of long-range shooting, few events in Charlotte are as anticipated as the 2019 NBA 3-Point Shootout, Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. It's a record-setting year for 3-pointers, with three of the five best individual seasons in NBA history happening at this moment. Stars abound in this year's contest, including Warriors guard Steph Curry, the 7-4 favorite in the latest 2019 3-Point Shootout odds. Defending champion Devin Booker of the Suns is at 9-2 odds, followed by Buddy Hield of the Kings (6-1), Seth Curry of the Trail Blazers (7-1) and Joe Harris of the Nets (7-1). That doesn't even include the Blazers' Damian Lillard, the Bucks' Khris Middleton or the Hornets' Kemba Walker, also in the field. It's the first year with 10 entrants, so before laying any 2019 3-Point Shootout picks of your own, you need to see what streaking NBA expert Mike Barner is saying about the marquee event. He's on an amazing 28-10 run with his recent NBA picks.

Mike Barner is a respected NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and DFS, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He has also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes, while watching as many games as possible to gain an edge.

With his unmatched analysis and 24-7 dedication, Barner spots opportunities against the spread as well as on totals. Barner's expertise has been on full display lately -- he has hit on 28 of his past 38 NBA picks, a massive 74 percent win rate that has brought in nearly $1,700 to $100 players in a short amount of time. That payout doesn't include the 6-1 parlay he nailed by hitting all three of his best bets for Monday.  

Now he has zeroed in on the NBA All-Star Weekend and Saturday's 3-Point Contest. He's revealing his pick for the event over at SportsLine. We can tell you that Barner is fading Lillard, the Blazers' All-Star guard.

Lillard ranks eighth in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game, at 2.82. But that only ranks fourth out of 10 in this ultra-competitive field. And his 36.6-percent 3-point percentage ranks eighth.

When it comes to shooting behind the line, Lillard isn't coming into All-Star Weekend in his finest form. In his last 13 games, only twice has he finished the game over 37 percent on 3's. Overall during this run, he's only at 30.5 percent. 

Barner has identified a key intangible that he believes will be the x-factor for one player to get over the hump and win the 3-Point Contest.

Who wins the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-Point Contest? And what is the x-factor that puts him over the top? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike Barner's pick for the NBA 3-Point Contest, all from the NBA expert hitting on an astonishing 74 percent of his NBA picks, and find out. 

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