Rising Stars Challenge MVP Prediction

NBA Rising Stars Challenge MVP Prediction & Odds, 2/15/19

The 2019 NBA Rising Star Challenge kicks off All-Star Weekend tonight at 9PM ET. Which young star will put on the best show in this exhibition contest?

Game Snapshot & Odds

531 World vs. 532 United States

Friday, February 15, 2019

9PM ET – Spectrum Center


Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, both Ben Simmons and Luka Doncic are the favorites to earn the MVP honor, as each is listed with 4/1 odds. Other short odds to take home the honor are Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum, who each have 9/1 odds.

World Team

The World Team will be coached by NBA veteran Dirk Nowitzki and is comprised of 10 first or second year players that hail from non-U.S. countries. The team includes Ben Simmons, Cedi Osman, Josh Okogie, Lauri Markkanen, Rodions Kurcus, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luka Doncic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, DeAndre Ayton and OG Anunoby. Of the roster, Simmons and Doncic are the favorites for the MVP honor for their ability to put up triple-double type numbers. Doncic is averaging 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. Simmons is averaging 16.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game this year.

U.S. Team

The United States squad will be coached by Kyrie Irving of the Celtics. The roster for Irving’s team has Trae Young, Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma, Kevin Knox, Jaren Jackson Jr., De’Aaron Fox, John Collins, Marvin Bagley III and Jarrett Allen. Mitchell and Tatum are the favorites for MVP honors among this squad. Mitchell is averaging 22.4 points and 4.0 assists per game this season while Tatum is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.

MVP Prediction:

What’s interesting here is that the U.S. Team is favored while the MVP favorites both come from the World Team. I actually predicted the World Team to get the win in this game anyway, as I feel that roster has more to prove and will be hungrier. With Dirk being the coach, I think he is going to give Doncic all the chances in the world to take over this game. Doncic has been the hot rookie name this season and this will be his biggest stage yet. I look for him to put on a show and earn the MVP honors tonight.

Rising Stars Challenge MVP Prediction: Luka Doncic 4/1

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Bulls vs. Clippers Prediction & Odds The Bulls are three games below .500 overall and six games below .500 on the road, which is where they’ll be on Monday night when they take on the Clippers at...
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Kings Prediction & Odds Even though the number sits at 239.5, is the over a sound play on Monday night when the Kings host the Timberwolves at 10:00 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers Prediction The Pelicans will take on a bad Trail Blazers team in Portland, OR on Monday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. Despite Portland’s struggles, is New Orleans a wise play as...
Thumbnail 76ers vs. Nuggets Prediction & Odds Despite winning seven of their last 10 games overall, the 76ers are underdogs on Monday night in Denver, CO where they’ll take on the Nuggets at 9:30 p.m. ET. Are...
Thumbnail Suns vs. Jazz Prediction & Odds A pair of teams that are just 4-6 in their last 10 games, respectively, will meet in Salt Lake City, UT on Monday night when the Jazz host...