NBA Skills Competition Odds
The odds have been released for the 2016 Skills Competition and Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has emerged as the favorite.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Thomas is a +333 favorite to win the Skills Competition as this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Houston’s Patrick Beverley has the next best odds at 9/2 while Jordan Clarkson of the Lakers, C.J. McCollum of the Blazers and Draymond Green of the Warriors are 5/1, respectively.
The long shots to win this year’s NBA Skills Competition are Anthony Davis (Pelicans) at 8/1, DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings at 17/2, and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves is 10/1.
If you’re looking for a value when betting this event, Beverley is the reigning Skills Competition winner and there’s been two repeat winners since the 2002-03 NBA season (Dwyane Wade won in 2005-06 and 2006-07, and Damian Lillard won in 2012-13 and 2013-14, sharing with Trey Burke).
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game is set for February 14 and will be held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Sting will perform at the halftime show and the event will be broadcast on TNT in the United States and TSN and Sportsnet in Canada.