- Team LeBron is -3.5 on the spread line against Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. The total is set to 310.5 points.
- Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum will start for Team Durant.
- LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, and Nikola Jokic will start for Team LeBron.
The 2021 All-Star Game will go on despite calls from the top players in the NBA against it. LeBron James and Kevin Durant received the most fan votes and were named team captains. Unfortunately, Durant is going to miss the game with a lingering injury, but he was still able to pick a deep team of stars.
Let’s take a look at the odds for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game complete with picks and predictions for who will come out on top when Team LeBron and Team Durant finally meet.
NBA All-Star Game Betting Line
|Team LeBron||-172||+3.5 (-110)||O 310.5 (-110)|
|Team Durant||+144||-3.5 (-110)||U 310.5 (-110)|
LeBron’s squad comes into the game as slight 3.5-point favorites over Team Durant. The total is set to a ridiculously high 310.5, but that’s par for the course when it comes to the NBA All-Star Game.
LeBron James is seeking another win as an All-Star captain. He’s currently 3-0 since the format changed from East vs. West to the current captain-based drafting system. It’s also worth noting that six of the last seven All-Star Games have gone over 310.5 points.
Team LeBron is shockingly deep. James went with two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo with his first pick and later filled out the starting lineup with Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, and Nikola Jokic. Not bad. Not bad at all. The reserves on Team LeBron are Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, Chris Paul, Jaylen Brown, Paul George, Domantas Sabonis, and Rudy Gobert.
James grabbed four or five legitimate MVP candidates with his picks. Curry, Doncic, Jokic, and Lillard all have legitimate cases for the award and LeBron is no slouch himself.
LeBron’s dominance at the All-Star Game is something to remember. He’s never lost in the current format and has won the MVP three times, most recently in 2018. Although this is only an exhibition, James always seems to bring it when the lights are shining brightest.
Team Durant might be the underdogs against Team LeBron, but they have no shortage of talent on this star-studded roster. The starting lineup includes Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Bradley Beal, and Jayson Tatum. The reserves on Team Durant are James Harden, Mike Conley, Zion Williamson, Zach LaVine, Julius Randle, Nikola Vucevic, and Donovan Mitchell.
Durant showed his loyalty to his Nets teammates by taking Irving with his first pick and Harden with his first pick of the reserves. The Brooklyn guys stick together.
With KD injured, Team Durant is already behind the eight-ball. Add in the fact that Booker — who was an injury replacement himself — will miss the game as well and it’s clear that Team Durant has their work cut out for them.
2021 NBA All-Star Game Rosters
|Team Lebron||Team Durant|
|LeBron James||Kyrie Irving|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||Joel Embiid|
|Steph Curry||Kawhi Leonard|
|Luka Doncic||Bradley Beal|
|Nikola Jokic||Jayson Tatum|
|Damian Lillard||James Harden|
|Ben Simmons||Mike Conley|
|Chris Paul||Zion Williamson|
|Jaylen Brown||Zach LaVine|
|Paul George||Julius Randle|
|Domantas Sabonis||Nikola Vucevic|
|Rudy Gobert||Donovan Mitchell|
NBA ASG Picks – Lebron Gets The Win
Betting on exhibition games is never easy, but this year’s All-Star Game should be different. Team Durant is already down two players, including their captain. Meanwhile, LeBron’s team is stacked from top to bottom. Take Team LeBron laying the points and go with the over. This should be a high-scoring affair with Team LeBron pulling away towards the end.
The Picks: Team LeBron -3.5, Over 310.5
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