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NBA Slam Dunk, 3 Point and Skills Challenge Contest Analysis, Picks and Predictions (Saturday, February 18th, 2023)

NBA Slam Dunk, 3 Point and Skill Challenge Contest

The playoff push will not begin until the NBA’s brightest and best are in Salt Lake City for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. On Saturday, there will be a dunk contest and three-point contest. Sunday, February 19, at 8:30 pm, will host the All-Star Game. The NBA All-Star break doesn’t really represent the halfway point of the season. Most teams have played around 60 games so far, which would equate to about 73 percent of the 82-game regular season. The symbolic “second half” is really the stretch run before the playoffs where teams will fight for seeding and players will put up their closing arguments for individual awards. NBA All-Star 2023 betting will keep you updated in this exciting event.

NBA Skills Challenge Contest

The Skills challenge will take place on Saturday between three teams with three members

Team Players Odds
Antetokounmpo Alex Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo +500
Jazz Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler, Collin Sexton -130
Rooks Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, Jabari Smith Jr. +150
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Antetokounmpos were in the competition before and finished dead last in 2022. They must have been disappointed. Giannis is a great player but Thanasis is often closer to Bucks. Alex, the younger brother, is a small player in the G League. Their experience and hunger to win make them the choice of the best NBA skills challenge betting sites.

NBA Skill Challenge Best Bet: Team Antetokounmpo.

NBA 3-Point Shooting Contest

Following the Skills Challenge, the Starry 3-point contest is held. Keep updated in this 3-point shooting contest. These are the participants with their shooting percentages

Players 3-Point percentage Odds
Jayson Tatum 35.7% +550
Tyler Herro 36.9% +800
Damian Lillard 37.2% +470
Anfernee Simons 38.1% +850
Kevin Huerter 39.2% +600
Tyrese Haliburton 39.9% +650
Lauri Markkanen 41.2% +650
Buddy Hield 42.6% +420

Hield is the best pick as per NBA 3-point shooting betting stats. He has the highest 3-point percentage of the season and he also won the event in 2020.

NBA 3-Point Contest Best Bet: Buddy Hield.

NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Saturday night’s last event will be the Slam Dunk contest. These are the awesome participants

Players Team Odds
Kenyon Martin Jr. Houston Rockets +310
Mac McClung Delaware Blue Coats, G League -110
Trey Murphy III New Orleans Pelicans +365
Jericho Sims New York Knicks +310

Mac McClung is the most well-known member of the group. His brutal dunks have helped him to gain Instagram followers. We know he is also a skilled dunker, which speaks volumes about his creativity. McClung has already indicated that he has two unheard of dunks planned for Saturday. The amount of planning that went into their routine is unmatched by any other contestant. McClung has been working hard for this moment for many years. McClung’s “hello world” moment will come Saturday night at All-Star. McClung is also just 6-2 making his dunks pop. NBA All-Star betting lines favored Mac McClung to claim the victory.

NBA 3-Point Contest Best Bet: Mac McClung Delaware.


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