2020 March Madness Cinderella Teams

3-Point, Slam Dunk, Skills Challenge Odds

The highlight of the NBA All-Star festivities are the 3-point, Slam Dunk  and Skills challenge and if you want to bet on the complete NBA All-Star Weekend keep reading!

2020 NBA 3-Point, Slam Dunk, Skills Challenge Odds

NBA Mountain Dew Three-Point Contest

  • Damian Lillard +380
  • Davis Bertans +400
  • Duncan Robinson +425
  • Joe Harris +425
  • Trae Young +450
  • Buddy Heild +800
  • Zach Levine +900
  • Devonte’ Graham +1025

This year, the three-point contest will include two extra shots. Each shot will be from six feet behind the 3-point line and will be worth three points. In addition, contestants will get an extra 10 seconds to complete all the shots, raising the time limit from 60 seconds to 70 seconds.

With that said, prohibitive favorite Damian Lillard is shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc while averaging four threes per night to rank second to James Harden (4.5) in made threes per game. Washington’s Davis Bertans is shooting a stellar 43.1 percent from downtown while Miami’s Duncan Robinson is draining a blistering 43.7 percent from three-point distance. Brooklyn’s Joe Harris is shooting 40.8 percent from the three-point line while Atlanta superstar point guard Trae Young has made 37.0 percent from beyond the arc. Sacramento shooting guard Buddy Heild has made 38.7 percent of his three point attempts while Chicago’s Zach Levine has made 37.6 percent of his treys and last, but not least, Charlotte’s Devonte’ Graham has made 37.2 percent from beyond the arc. While I’m not making a prediction here, I do like one of the best big-time shot-makers (Lillard or Young) to claim this year’s three-point title.

NBA AT&T Slam Dunk Contest

  • Aaron Gordon +110
  • Derrick Jones Jr. +165
  • Pat Connaughton +475
  • Dwight Howard +450

Orlando’s Aaron Gordon has been denied this award the last couple of years despite putting on a show with some serious throw-downs. While LA Lakers center Dwight Howard won the dunk contest back in 2008, I’m expecting Bucks forward Pat Connaughton to get a lot of love in this event simply because you just don’t see white guys with his jumping ability. I’m also expecting Miami’s high-flying Derrick Jones to challenge Gordon for the win with the lefty throwing down several highlight reel-making jams already this season.

NBA Taco Bell Skills Challenge

  • Spencer Dinwiddie +390
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +450
  • Pascal Siakim +500
  • Jayson Tatum +450
  • Khris Middleton +500
  • Patrick Beverly +550
  • Domantas Sabonis +800
  • Bam Adebayo +1200

Boston’s Jayson Tatum won this event a year ago, but prohibitive favorite Spencer Dinwiddie won it two years ago and I believe the Nets’ do-it-all combo swingman could repeat simply because he’s a player that can pass, dribble and shoot with the best players in the league. I also love Oklahoma City’s super speedy Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Toronto’s Pascal Siakim to challenge, along with Boston’s still-blossoming Tatum. Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton will have a chance, but I’m ruling out Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis and Miami’s Bam Adebayo because of their respective lacks of feet speed.