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NBA All-Star Game Action Report: The Bet the Public Can’t Resist in Team LeBron vs. Team Durant

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NBA All-Star Game Odds

Team LeBron -5.5
Team Durant +5.5
Over/Under 321.5
Date Sunday, Feb. 20
Time 8 p.m. ET
TV TNT

*odds via BetMGM as of Saturday afternoon

The vast majority of NBA All-Star Game bettors Sunday will be rooting for transition oops, threes aplenty and easy buckets in droves — at least according to the early betting report.

BetMGM sportsbook has been flooded with action on the game going over the total. At the time of writing, it’s attracting 72% of the bets and 84% of the total handle.

The number opened 319.5, but has ticked up a few points to 321.5; at some shops, it’s 322. Seem high? Well, it is.

But previous All-Star showcases have shattered these barriers, multiple times, and rather effortlessly. Since 2016, both teams have combined for at least 340 points three times; seven of the last eight All-Star Games overall have featured north of 310.

The influx of money on the over pushed the number up a couple points. However, the same can’t be said regarding the betting spread.

Despite Team LeBron getting 53% of the tickets wagered and 56% of the total dollars, the line’s down from -6.5 to -5.5.

Team LeBron Starting Lineup

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Steph Curry
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • LeBron James
  • Nikola Jokic

Notable Reserves: Luka Doncic, Donovan Mitchell, Chris Paul

Team Durant Starting Lineup

  • Joel Embiid
  • Ja Morant
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Trae Young

Notable Reserves: Devin Booker, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns

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