NBA 3-Point Contest Prediction
Which NBA sharpshooter will take home the All-Star 3-point Contest championship in tonight’s exciting display as part of All-Star Saturday Night.
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Stephen Curry is the favorite to win this event, as he is listed with 2/1 odds. Other odds include Buddy Hield (9/2), Seth Curry (9/2), Devin Booker (11/2), Joe Harris (13/2), Damien Lillard (10/1), Danny Green (10/1), Khris Middleton (10/1), Dirk Nowitzki (12/1) and Kemba Walker (12/1). The All-Star 3-Point Contest will take place as part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night, which will be held from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event starts at 8PM ET and will air live on TNT.
Each competitor will have one minute to shoot 25 3-pointers. They will shoot five from five different places around the perimeter of the arc. Each rack of five balls has four worth 1 point and 1 worth two. In recent years, one of the five racks includes all “money balls”, where all five balls are worth two points. The top three scores from the first round move on to the finals where all three start from scratch and the top score in the final round will be the winner.
Booker comes into this event as the defending champion. He will be competing in this event for the third time. Stephen Curry is also a former winner, as he took home the title in 2015. Curry is competing for the sixth time. Lillard and Middleton are also former competitors, but neither has won.
Curry is tied for the NBA lead in 3-pointers made per game this season and he is shooting 44.4 percent from the arc. However, Curry takes his 3-pointers from different distances and unorthodox styles. This contest is about speed and form. He has won the event just one time in five tries. Booker is the defending champ and someone to watch out for, but Buddy Hield is shooting 44.9 percent from the arc this season. I like his smooth shot and this is a great chance for him to really build off a strong start to the new season.
NBA 3-Point Contest Prediction: Buddy Hield 9/2