NBA All-Star Game Odds: LeBron James, Western Conference Are Favorites in Indiana

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Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.

NBA All-Star Game Odds

Sunday, Feb. 18
8 p.m. ET
TNT
Eastern Conference Odds
SpreadTotalMoneyline
+2.5
-108
364.5
-110o / -110u
+132
Western Conferernce Odds
SpreadTotalMoneyline
-2.5
-112
364.5
-110o / -110u
-156
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

The NBA announced the reserves for this year's All-Star game this past week, and oddsmakers were quick to post odds for the 73rd NBA All-Star game in Indianapolis. The Western Conference is favored to win the NBA All-Star game in February against the Eastern Conference.

It should come as no surprise that LeBron James, who has been named to his record 20th consecutive All-Star team as captain of the West, is expected to win against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the East. James' team has won five of the previous six All-Star games, though under a different format. From the 2018 season through last season, James chose his teammates, but this season the NBA has returned to its traditional East vs West format.

Three of the other four West starters, Nikola Jokic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luka Doncic, rank first, second and fourth, respectively, in the latest NBA MVP odds with Kevin Durant tied for the eighth-best odds. The reserves for the West include seven previous All-Stars: Devin Booker, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Anthony Edwards, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Karl-Anthony Towns.

The Eastern Conference has a starting lineup with Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Tyrese Haliburton and Joel Embiid along with Giannis Antetokounmpo. The reserves in the East feature three first-time All-Stars — Tyrese Maxey, Jalen Brunson and Paolo Banchero — as well as Donovan Mitchell, Julius Randle, Jalen Brown and Bam Adebayo, who each have multiple All-Star selections.

Unfortunately for the East, they also have all the injury concerns. Randle will miss several weeks with a shoulder injury, Embiid suffered a meniscus injury and will be out as the team determines the severity, and Haliburton has been day-to-day as he recovers from  a hamstring injury.

While the winning side of the All-Star game varies depending on the team, the one betting trend that has been fairly consistent is the total. According to Bet Labs, the over is 12-6 in All-Star games dating back to 2005.

If the over/under closed at the current total, which is 364.5 as of this writing, it would be the highest in the Bet Labs database, topping the total of 352 in 2017.

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