Team LeBron opens as favorite over Team Durant in NBA All-Star Game odds
Betting odds have been revealed for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will go down on Sunday night at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Not surprisingly, Team LeBron opened up as a 4.5-point favorite over Team Durant, per BetOnline. At time of writing, LeBron James’ squad is at -165 moneyline bet, while you can grab Kevin Durant’s crew to win outright at +145.
The Over/Under is currently set at 310.5. Team LeBron’s Over/Under total is 157.5, while Team Durant’s O/U number is currently set at 153.
The two superstars drafted their respective squads live on TNT on Thursday night. The Los Angeles Lakers forward grabbed two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo with the no. 1 overall pick. Kevin Durant then selected his Brooklyn Nets teammate, Kyrie Irving, with the no. 2 selection.
Durant ended up with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal as his starters. Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum will replace Durant (hamstring) in the lineup on Sunday.
LeBron's All-Star Team:
• Stephen Curry
• Luka Doncic
• LeBron James
• Giannis Antetokounmpo
• Nikola Jokic pic.twitter.com/JGfGp9NDP8
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 5, 2021
Team LeBron will be coached by Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and his staff. Sixers head coach Doc Rivers and his assistants in Philly will helm Team Durant for the NBA All-Star Game.
Once the rosters were set, ESPN Stats & Info gave the statistical edge to Team LeBron. Evidently, the oddsmakers are in agreement.
Comparing the NBA All-Star Game rosters, Team Durant (without KD, who will not play) has the edge in points.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 5, 2021
Of course, it’s impossible to predict how each coaching staff will divvy up minutes, or whether anybody will attempt to play defense on a single possession.
Also: a word of advice you are more than welcome to happily disregard: don’t bet on the NBA All-Star Game.