We're almost to the end of the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, but the main event is still to come.
On Sunday night, Team Giannis will take on Team LeBron in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Team LeBron is favored significantly to take home the win, but if you're looking for an alternate way to bet the game, here are three of the best prop bets available.
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1. Top Point Scorer: Giannis Antetokounmpo (+240)
In 2019, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the All-Star game in all of points (38), field goals made (17) and field goal attempts (23). And that was a game that saw him competing for touches with Stephen Curry, who jacked up 17 3-point attempts. Giannis appeared to take the game more seriously than most, and that was reflected in both his shooting volume and efficiency, as well as his 11 rebounds. Effort is hard to quantify or predict ahead of time, but Giannis' track record suggests he's got a solid chance of repeating as the game's leading scorer.
2. Trae Young Total Points: Over 15.5 (-110)
Team Giannis are the underdogs here, and part of that comes from their lack of scorers. Having little competition in the way of high-usage players could give Trae Young a chance to really light it up, though. When the All-Star game rolls around, shooters shoot, and we saw last year that nobody was reluctant to put up big 3-point volume — eight players had 10-plus attempts from deep. Considering Young is averaging 9.4 3-point attempts per game in regular-season contests, he's a safe bet to be one of the players chucking a ton of shots Sunday night. That gives him some big-time scoring upside.
3. James Harden Total Points: Under 15.5 (-115)
On the other side of the effort spectrum from Giannis last season, James Harden didn't seem to be taking things too seriously. One of the league's best scorers, he exclusively shot 3-pointers, with all 13 of his field goal attempts coming from deep. He also ranked 16th in that game with 4 rebounds — not affecting his scoring numbers, of course, but highlighting the kind of effort he put in. On a loaded team that includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Luka Doncic, don't expect the ball to go Harden's way all too often if his effort is lacking. If he gets hot from 3-point range he could still clear the over on this bet, but the chances don't look good considering he went only 4-of-13 last year.
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