NHL All-Star Game Tournament Predictions, Odds & Best Bet

Jason Schandl
NHL All-Star Game odds, predictions and best bet for the 2023 tournament.
NHL All-Star Game odds, predictions and best bet for the 2023 tournament. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL All-Star Game Info

2023 NHL All-Star Game 3-on-3 Tournament
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: FLA Live Arena — Sunrise, FL
Coverage: ABC/ESPN+

The 2023 NHL All-Star game is here with the same exciting format that we saw in 2022 — a four-division tournament of 3-on-3 hockey.

The first round at 3 p.m. ET will see the Central and Pacific All-Stars face off, followed by the Metro vs. Atlantic matchup at 4 p.m. The winners of those games will meet in the finals at 5 p.m. with a $1 million prize pool on the line.

NHL All-Star Game Odds

Pacific vs. Central

Moneyline: Pacific (+106) | Central (-128)
Over/Under: 13.5 — Over (-106) | Under (-116)

Metropolitan vs. Atlantic

Moneyline: Metropolitan (+110) | Atlantic (-134)
Over/Under: 11.5 — Over (-116) | Under (-106)

Tournament Winner

  • Atlantic (+200)
  • Central (+250)
  • Pacific (+330)
  • Metropolitan (+330)

All NHL All-Star betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

NHL All-Star Game Prediction & Picks

High-paced 3-on-3 games with players who aren't usually on the same team make the NHL All-Star showdowns about as unpredictable as can be, and the betting odds you see above really highlight that. That doesn't mean we can't dig in and pick some winners, though.

Pacific vs. Central

Give me the underdog to start this tournament. Connor McDavid is pretty clearly the best player in the NHL, and a 3-on-3 All-Star tournament is almost custom-built to showcase his skillset. Defense and physicality will be lacking, and McDavid won't have to put up with any of the usual holding and chippy play that he faces on a nightly basis. Instead, we'll just get to see him work his magic. Connor Hellebuyck might have the No. 2 save percentage in the NHL, but goaltending isn't going to bail you out in a game that is expected to have about 13 goals scored.

Winner: Pacific

Metropolitan vs. Atlantic

The Atlantic is a slight favorite to win the entire tournament, and a quick look at the roster reveals why. In Nikita Kucherov, David Pastrnak and Tage Thompson they have three of the NHL's top-five points leaders. They complement each other perfectly too, with Pastrnak and Thompson ranking top-three in goals while Kucherov is the league's assist leader. The Metropolitan side is arguably this year's weakest too, and I expect this to be the most lopsided matchup of the tournament.

Winner: Atlantic

Pacific vs. Atlantic

I already mentioned the Atlantic side having three top-five point scorers, but that trio ranks third through fifth. The top two are both on the Pacific team in McDavid and teammate Leon Draisaitl. They also have the league's top-scoring defenseman (by a mile) in Erik Karlsson.

The two sides are pretty evenly matched on paper, so give me the world's best player to carry the Pacific to an upset win.

Winner: Pacific

NHL All-Star Game Best Bet

Here's one that probably won't surprise you. Considering I like the Pacific to win the All-Star tournament and they are tied for the longest odds to win, I also love them as the best bet. Sometimes it really is that simple.

Bet: Pacific to win the tournament (+330)

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