A collection of the sharpest shooters in the land put their skills on display at the NBA Three-Point Shoot, Saturday night down in New Orleans, part of All-Star weekend's activities.
And since it's on TV, ya know, we're thinking about betting on it.
Golden State's Stephen Curry is the most renowned long-range bomber in the land at the moment, but the best doesn't always win in situations like this. Might bettors find value elsewhere in this contest?
Here's a quick look at Bovada's NBA All Star game odds on the 3-point contest board, as of earlier this week.
Curry, of course, was the favorite at odds of 2/1. The former Davidson star has been in full “bombs-away” mode this season; Wednesday night he shot four-for-four from beyond the arc against Miami; a couple of days before that he went six-for-nine from long range against Philly; and a couple of weeks ago he went eight-for-13 against the Jazz.
Last year Curry, while setting a new league record for 3-pointers made, averaged 7.7 three-point attempts per game; this year he's got that up to 8.2. However, his 3-point shooting percentage is down, from 45 percent last year to 41.5 percent this season.
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Still, without a hand in his face, 3-pointers might seem like free-throws to Curry Saturday night.
Minnesota's Kevin Love, who won the 3-point contest two years ago in Orlando, was the second choice at 4/1.
Cleveland G Kyrie Irving, the contest's defending champion after winning last year in Houston, came next at 11/2.
Orlando's Arron Afflalo, who's shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc this season, followed at 5/1.
Portland’s Damian Lillard, slated to participate in five events this weekend, including the All-Star game Sunday night, and San Antonio's Marco Belinelli, who leads all contestants this season in 3-point accuracy at a shade under 45 percent, were both lined at 6/1.
Washington's Bradley Beal, who shooting 43 percent from long range this year, was lined at 15/2, and Brooklyn's Joe Johnson (39 percent) completed the field at 10/1.
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