2020 NBA Skills Challenge Betting Odds: Spencer Dinwiddie Favored Over Returning Champ Jayson Tatum
Photo credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Spencer Dinwiddie at 2018 Skills Challenge
- The 2020 NBA Skills Challenge will occur Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET at All-Star Weekend in Chicago, Illinois.
- Nets PG Spencer Dinwiddie (+350) is the current betting favorite, followed by Khris Middleton (+410), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+460) and defending champion Jayson Tatum (+550).
- See the full odds for all eight contestants below.
Since 2003, the NBA has held a Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend, which is a timed competition that tests each player’s ability to pass, shoot and dribble.
Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum took home the award last year, but he’s not the 2020 betting favorite. That distinction currently goes to the winner of the 2018 Skills Challenge, Spencer Dinwiddie, who is listed at +250 odds.
Below him are Khris Middleton (+300) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+450). There are eight total players in the competition, which will be held Saturday night, along with the 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest.
See the full odds below.
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2020 Skills Challenge Betting Odds
- Spencer Dinwiddie: +250
- Khris Middleton: +300
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: +450
- Pascal Siakam: +500
- Jayson Tatum: +550
- Patrick Beverley: +700
- Bam Adebayo: +900
- Domantas Sabonis: +1000
This challenge was historically dominated by point guards, but wings and big men have held their own lately: Tatum won last year, and Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis won in back-to-back years in 2016 and 2017.
See the full list of winners below:
- 2019: Jayson Tatum
- 2018: Spencer Dinwiddie
- 2017: Kristaps Porzingis
- 2016: Karl-Anthony Towns
- 2015: Patrick Beverley
- 2014: Damian Lillard & Trey Burke
- 2013: Damian Lillard
- 2012: Tony Parker
- 2011: Stephen Curry
- 2010: Steve Nash
- 2009: Derrick Rose
- 2008: Deron Williams
- 2007: Dwyane Wade
- 2006: Dwyane Wade
- 2005: Steve Nash
- 2004: Baron Davis
- 2003: Jason Kidd