Best NBA All Star Game Betting Sites

Betting on the NBA All-Star Game is both exciting and difficult. It’s exciting because your wager, whatever it may be, is so darn unique. You only get to bet on a superstar stuffed affair like this once a year. Most of the best players from both the Eastern Conferences and Western Conferences are at the floor once, drumming up intrigue by default, even though the contest in question doesn’t count toward the standings. But it’s also difficult, becase you never know what you’ll see from either side. [+]

That can render wagers on spreads and moneylines almost entirely irrelevant, due to the lack of skill involved in each.

If you’re looking to invest in those spreads in moneylines, the best you can do is monitor injury reports, potential roster additions and substrations, and try to figure which team, the East or West, is more likely to put forth its best effort.

That last part can be a project. You can scour the Internet for injury reports and roster updates, and just judge the dockets by star power and talent alone. That’s easy.

But to quantify effort and interest is something different. It takes researching a player’s experience with the game.

Have they been an All-Star before? If so, how many times have they been one? The more All-Star tilts they’ve played in, the less likely they are to give a damn.

Using this approach, you’re essentially rolling with the younger team–the should be hungrier. And even that’s an imprefect model. But it’s something to go on for a game that, when it comes to spreads and moneylines, doesn’t give you much else with which to work. 

NBA All Star Game Betting Lines Today

Here are the lines for the NBA’s upcoming All-Star exhibition. Unlike normal games lines, these numbers will be posted well in advance of the actual contest, typically by a few days. [+]

So make sure you’re checking back here for the most updated numbers.

Reviewing any potential changes to the moneylines, spreads, overs and unders becomes particularly important should there be a surprise injury and subsequently sudden withdrawal, followed by a replacement.

One player’s absence and another’s addition won’t impact the odds as much as they would during a regular season contest. That’s the luxury of this game’s excess of star power.

But the lines could still move. And if you’ve yet to place a bet, you’ll want the most relevant intel before journeying to the sportsbooks. 

On the flip side, if you’ve already placed a wager, you’ll still want to see whether anything drastrically changed, so that you can place a better one in the event you’re suddenly not feeling comfortable with the original.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Tuesday 25 December
FT Milwaukee Bucks 109 - 95 New York Knicks -526 +430
FT Thunder 109 - 113 Houston Rockets -122 +102
AOT Philadelphia 76ers 114 - 121 Boston Celtics +187 -217
FT L.A. Lakers 127 - 101 Warriors +370 -435
FT Blazers 96 - 117 Utah Jazz +225 -263
Wednesday 26 December
FT Washington Wizards 95 - 106 Detroit Pistons +163 -182
AOT Phoenix Suns 122 - 120 Orlando Magic +180 -208
AOT Charlotte Hornets 132 - 134 Brooklyn Nets -102 -118
FT Indiana Pacers 129 - 121 Atlanta Hawks -263 +225
FT Toronto Raptors 106 - 104 Miami Heat -130 +110
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 87 - 95 Memphis Grizzlies +420 -526
FT Wolves 119 - 94 Chicago Bulls -175 +155
FT Denver Nuggets 103 - 111 San Antonio Spurs +157 -179
FT Pelicans 119 - 122 Dallas Mavericks +110 -130
FT Sacramento Kings 118 - 127 L.A. Clippers +175 -204
Thursday 27 December
FT New York Knicks 96 - 112 Milwaukee Bucks +875 -1250
FT Boston Celtics 113 - 127 Houston Rockets -133 +114
FT L.A. Lakers 116 - 117 Sacramento Kings +160 -179
AOT Blazers 110 - 109 Warriors +360 -435
FT Philadelphia 76ers 114 - 97 Utah Jazz +170 -196
Friday 28 December
Chicago Bulls 19:00 Washington Wizards +190 -217
Detroit Pistons 19:00 Indiana Pacers +220 -256
Toronto Raptors 19:00 Orlando Magic -213 +185
Brooklyn Nets 19:00 Charlotte Hornets +175 -204
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Pelicans +155 -175
Atlanta Hawks 20:00 Wolves +375 -455
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Miami Heat +405 -500
Thunder 21:00 Phoenix Suns -256 +215
San Antonio Spurs 21:00 Denver Nuggets +156 -175
L.A. Clippers 22:30 L.A. Lakers -217 +187
Saturday 29 December
Brooklyn Nets 17:00 Milwaukee Bucks
Charlotte Hornets 19:00 Washington Wizards
Houston Rockets 19:00 Pelicans
Cleveland Cavaliers 19:30 Atlanta Hawks
New York Knicks 20:00 Utah Jazz
Boston Celtics 20:00 Memphis Grizzlies
Denver Nuggets 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Warriors 22:00 Blazers
San Antonio Spurs 22:30 L.A. Clippers
Sunday 30 December
Detroit Pistons 15:30 Orlando Magic
Wolves 18:00 Miami Heat
Chicago Bulls 18:00 Toronto Raptors
Thunder 19:00 Dallas Mavericks
Philadelphia 76ers 21:00 Blazers
Sacramento Kings 21:30 L.A. Lakers

NBA All Star Game Matchup Right Now

Find the current NBA All-Star Game matchup information. It has everything you need to know about the rosters. [+]

Prior to placing your bet, make sure to take stock of either team’s personnel. There is no need to dig into the nitty gritty past matchup business, since all individual sparrings become completely pointless in exhibitions.

But there is absolutely value in comparing and contrasting the Eastern Conference and Western Conference participants. If one team is clearly better than the other, you’ll feel more comfortable dabbling in moneylines and spreads.

For that matter, if you realize that one of the squads is noticeably younger than other, revisit the spreads. If the younger squad is at a heavier disadvantage, consider giving them a play.

Avoid moneyline gambles in those scenarios, as there’s really no reason to pick an outright winner in such an unpredictable setting. But younger teams, as previously mentioned, are more likely to try. And that makes them more predictable overall.

Say the West’s team is incredibly young and getting 10 or more points against the East. You’ll want to take those points, as the West’s youth should be able to bridge the gap separating them from more disinterested veterans on the East.

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# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 36 26 10 4107 3870 0.722
2 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 36 23 13 4123 4017 0.639
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 34 20 14 3796 3593 0.588
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 36 17 19 4002 4019 0.472
5 New York Knicks New York Knicks 36 9 27 3882 4160 0.250
EC - Central Division
1 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 34 24 10 3961 3662 0.706
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 35 23 12 3737 3543 0.657
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 32 16 16 3467 3490 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 35 9 26 3525 3858 0.257
5 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 35 8 27 3582 3889 0.229
EC - Southeast Division
1 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 33 16 17 3743 3681 0.485
2 Miami Heat Miami Heat 33 16 17 3511 3507 0.485
3 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 33 14 19 3397 3550 0.424
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 35 13 22 3945 4119 0.371
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 33 9 24 3598 3901 0.273
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 32 21 11 3513 3344 0.656
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 33 21 12 3692 3491 0.636
3 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 35 20 15 3883 3879 0.571
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 36 17 19 3848 3811 0.472
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 34 16 18 3778 3778 0.471
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 36 23 13 4154 4014 0.639
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 34 20 14 3942 3901 0.588
3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 35 20 15 3966 3891 0.571
4 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 35 19 16 4034 4084 0.543
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 35 9 26 3678 3975 0.257
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 34 19 15 3734 3694 0.559
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 35 19 16 3895 3826 0.543
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 34 18 16 3459 3458 0.529
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 33 16 17 3663 3637 0.485
5 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 35 15 20 4073 4046 0.429

How To Win At NBA All-Star Betting

Invest in the over for NBA All-Star betting until further notice. Every year, the East and West are combining to score more and more points, without fail, the progression of which is twofold.

First off, the rise of social media has created unprecedented transparency. Highlights go viral seconds after completion. And while being on the wrong end of a dunk or crossover during a regular season game that counts toward the standings is one thing, allowing yourself to become Internet fodder during a friendly battle that has no bearing on your team’s success is another.

Players nowadays are brands unto themselves. And they need to protect those brands any way they can. Getting posterized or crossed up may seem marginal, if wholly harmless, but these stars are so exposed already, the “No such thing as bad presss” thinking doesn’t apply. They want to come across as fun and free and real, but they do not want to be the next cyring Michael Jordan meme. So they will let their opponents dunk and dribble their hearts out without playing much defense, hence the uptick in scoring.

After that, there is the evolution of the three-pointer to consider. Pretty much everyone shoots them these days. Stephen Curry has founded two consecutive MVP campaigns, one of them a unanimous selection, with his outside stroke. So not only are players giving up looks in volume, they’re allowing these accomplished shooters to use up these open looks.

From there, it’s just a matter of math. Three points are more than two points. Ergo the more threes both the East and West hit, the higher their combined score. And the higher their combined score, the more likely they are to eclipse the over.

Unless the NBA experiences a sudden and decisive dip in three-point volume and accurary, the over is where you want to be for every All-Star showcase.