- Game time: The NBA Three-Point Shooting Contest will be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 and televised on ESPN.
- Steph Curry is currently the favorite at +209 odds at Bookmaker.eu
Stephen Curry has a splash brother in Golden State with Klay Thompson, but what about his real brother? Steph and younger sibling Seth will be among the top participants in the Three-Point Shooting Contest during All-Star Weekend.
Steph Curry might be the best shooter in NBA history, which makes it no surprise that the oddsmakers have instituted him as the favorite to win the event this year. While Steph and Seth Curry might be the main attractions, there are plenty of other big names and sweet shooters in the field.
Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is the defending champion of the Three-Point Contest and he will aim to defend his crown. While the dunk contest gets more publicity, the three-point shootouts have been fun to watch over the years and this event should be a lot of fun with the Currys leading the way.
NBA 3 Point Shooting Contest Odds
Steph Curry is used to taking three-pointers at a high level of difficulty and giving him open looks almost seems unfair. His odds to win the event are listed at +2095, which is easily the best among the contenders. Curry won the Three-Point Contest back in 2015 when it was held in New York City.
Seth Curry isn’t quite the sharpshooter of his brother but is also potent from downtown. He has the second-best odds in the field at +474, but that seems like some of it is on name recognition. Stay away from any wager on Seth Curry.
Devin Booker has struggled with injuries this season and the Suns are once again one of the worst teams in the NBA. However, there is no questioning his long-range ability. Booker won last year at the Staples Center and set the record for points in a round with 28. His odds of defending the championship are set at +530.
Buddy Hield has put together a breakout season with the Kings this year and has solid odds to win the Three-Point contest at +5070. Other expected contenders include Joe Harris at +689 odds and Damian Lillard at +758 odds.
After this group, there are some longshot choices in the field. Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton’s odds are listed at +1132, followed by Kemba Walker at +1171 and Danny Green at +1442. Former Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is on his last NBA legs and is in the three-point contest as more of a courtesy to him. Unsurprisingly, Nowitzki has the longest odds in the field at +2813 as he is not a true threat to truly win it.
NBA 3 Point Shooting Contest Pick
Our pick: Stephen Curry at +209
In a contest such as this, there is enough random variance that the best shooters won’t always win. However, Stephen Curry is such a gifted long-range bomber that it’s impossible to ignore his greatness.
Curry has won the three-point contest once before and is a showman at heart. His competitive juices will be flowing with little brother Seth in the field. Steph Curry has good odds and they should be jumped on. Sometimes the most obvious choice is the right one. Booker should make a nice run once again but Steph Curry will hold him off for the title to add yet another honor to his prolific resume.
Even though the regular season games are on hiatus, All-Star Weekend still gives gamblers plenty of events to wager on, and the three-point contest is always one of the most fun to watch.
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