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2020 NBA All-Star Rising Stars and Celebrity Game Odds, MVP Picks

2020 NBA All-Star Rising Stars and Celebrity Game Odds, MVP Picks

Finally, the books have released odds on the Friday night games and MVP favorites. Of course, I’m talking about the most ridiculous event of NBA All Star Weekend, the Celebrity Game, as well as the Rising Stars Challenge, which should just be renamed The Zion Show.

Check out the below odds, as well as my picks. Keep in mind, All Star Weekend odds can vary quite a bit from sportsbook to sportsbook, so shop around if you have the ability to do so. Go here for more NBA picks.

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Rising Stars Game Odds & Pick

TeamSpread, Odds
Team World+6 (-115)
Team USA-6 (-105)

Odds via MyBookie.ag

We shouldn’t overthink this one. Go with the team that has an All-Star starter (Trae Young), PLUS two of EVERYONE’S favorite rookies (Ja Morant and Zion Williamson) and one of the leading candidates for Most Improved Player (Devonte’ Graham). Giving up 6 points in a game where both teams should score around 150 points each is no big deal.

You can argue for Team World since they have the best player on the court in Luka Doncic. However, Luka has been banged up and I imagine is already looking ahead at his first All Star game start. They lost their second-best player, Deandre Ayton, to injury and replaced him with the Italian Pelican, Nicolò Melli. While Melli might be a new fan favorite in the Big Easy, he ain’t moving the needle here.

PICK: Team USA -6

Rising Stars Game MVP Odds & Picks

PlayerOdds
Zion Williamson+250
Ja Morant+300
Luka Doncic+500
Trae Young+500
Kenrick Nunn+900
RJ Barrett+900
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander+1200
Collin Sexton+1400
Jaren Jackson Jr.+1400
You have to imagine it’s going to be tough for any of the top three Team USA picks to really stand out. However, I can see Morant and Trae having to split the ball-handling duties, which gives Zion plenty of time to throw down a number of monster dunks and steal the show.

PICK: Zion Williamson +250

2020 NBA All-Star Rising Stars and Celebrity Game Odds, MVP Picks

All-Star Celebrity Game Odds & Pick

TeamSpread, Odds
Team Stephen A.+3 (-120)
Team Wilbon-3 (-120)

This is the only pick that Megan Makin’ Money and I agreed on during our All Star Weekend Picks Podcast. Is there a better motivator than Stephen A. Smith? Celebrities aren’t used to getting yelled at, so they’ll hustle their asses off to avoid getting yelled at by the best. Plus, he has the best celebrity player on the court in Quavo, as well as Chicago hometown hero, Chance The Rapper.

Michael Wilbon is too chill to motivate, though I can see his team captain Common getting people to play for him. Still, I like getting three points in a game where there might be some big scoring gluts.

PICK: Team Stephen A +3

All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Odds & Picks

PlayerOdds
Quavo+200
Common+250
Famous Los+300
LaRoyce Hawkins+400
Chance The Rapper+500
Jidenna+600
Kane Brown+800
Marc Lasry+1000
Taylor Bennett+1000
Alex Moffat+1200
Anthony Adams+1500
Hannibal Buress+1500
Jon Batiste+2000
Lil Rel Howery+2000
Bad Bunny+2500
Katelyn Ohashi+2500
Quentin Richardson+3300
Ronnie 2K+3300
A’Ja Wilson+4000
Chelsea Gray+4000
Darius Miles+4000
Chef Jose Andres+5000

 

Fans vote for this award on social media, and they have proven many times it doesn’t matter who plays the best or if that player’s team wins. Kevin Hart won this award for years in a row, despite being the height of a coffee table and only scoring 8 points in 2012. Justin Bieber won in 2012 and only scored 8 points as well.

You have to go with the player with the most dedicated online following. That’s why I’m going with last year’s winner to win again. Famous Los is far from the “biggest name” in the contest, but his Twitter antics have gained him hardcore fans and no doubt he’ll be campaigning for it.

Pick: Famous Los

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Site Editor for SportsGamblingPodcast.com. Host of NBA Odds Pod on SGPN. Miserable Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns fan. Degenerate DFS Player.

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