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FanDuel Single-Game NBA DFS Picks and Helper: 2024 All-Star Game

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FanDuel Single-Game NBA DFS Picks and Helper: 2024 All-Star Game

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Let's dive into today's single-game slate on FanDuel.

NBA Single-Game DFS Picks for the 2024 All-Star Game

Game Information

All NBA odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Spread
    • West -2.5 (-112)
    • East +2.5 (-108)
  • Total
    • Over 359.5 (-110)
    • Under 359.5 (-110)
  • Pace Rankings
    • West: N/A
    • East: N/A

NBA All-Star Game Studs to Target

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($15,000) -- First and foremost with All-Star Game DFS in any sport, make sure to tread lightly with motivation all over the place and defense optional. However, Sunday sets up well for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who posted just one basket in last year's edition of the game due to an injury. Giannis has posted 32.5 points and 9.5 boards per game in each of his last two full appearances with a motor that doesn't seem to turn off. It'll only help all of the East's stars in DFS that one of the conference's best players, Joel Embiid, won't be playing tonight due to a knee injury.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($12,500) -- This game is notorious for young, up-and-coming stars to mark their arrival to the top of the NBA, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, sitting second in FanDuel's NBA MVP odds at present, would certainly fit that mold. I'm not exactly sure how the budding Oklahoma City Thunder guard's mid-range-centric game will translate to this event in a larger sample, but 9 points in 10 minutes last year was a solid start. He should exceed 25 minutes on the floor now starting for the West.

NBA All-Star Game Mid-Range Options

Stephen Curry ($11,000) -- A captain in this game with the old format, Stephen Curry is a perpetual threat for a ridiculous statline given his three-point prowess. Fresh off toasting Sabrina Ionescu in their head-to-head battle, Curry dropped 50 (!) points, 5 boards, and 3 stocks (steals plus blocks) the last time he was able to participate in this event in 2022. It's worth mentioning his "reserve" status is a direct threat to SGA, LeBron James, or Luka Doncic's playing time in the West backcourt. Oddly enough, I'm most confident of that quartet that he'll be on the court late.

Tyrese Haliburton ($10,500) -- The "hometown" bump is a real thing, which makes sense in an event for the fans. Lauri Markkanen topped 25 minutes on the court last year in Utah, and despite being reserves, Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen both saw at least 23 minutes of floor time in Cleveland during 2022's game. Representing the hometown Indiana Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton should be in line for similar work after returning to full minutes before the break. He's a dark horse for the game's MVP; Hali posted 18 points in 14 minutes as a reserve last season.

NBA All-Star Game Value Plays

Anthony Edwards ($8,500) -- Speaking of young stars making their mark, Anthony Edwards' breakout season for the best team in the West at the moment could culminate in tonight's game. With his head coach, Chris Finch of the Minnesota Timberwolves, manning the West's bench, it's equally possible Finch lets his wing shine late as it is that he keeps him on ice to avoid unnecessary minutes. Edwards' arsenal of dunks and 38.6% rate from deep this season seem like a match made in heaven for this exhibition setting. The value salary helps ease his minute concerns.

Tyrese Maxey ($7,000) -- A former pupil of East head coach Doc Rivers, Tyrese Maxey also seems to have an All-Star-Game-friendly style that could be a bargain at $7,000 if he gets going in action off the bench. Maxey's 8.0 three-point attempts per game are 17th-best across the entire league with speed and effort that is currently leading the NBA in miles run per game (2.90). Rivers might actually be inclined to let the Philadelphia 76ers guard log a few more miles, too, as a projected rival of the Milwaukee Bucks this postseason.


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