With the 2018 NBA All-Star festivities taking place this coming weekend, roundball bettors everywhere have the opportunity to cash in with a potentially winning wager on the slam dunk contest odds that are currently being offered.
2018 NBA Slam Dunk Odds & Picks
2018 Slam Dunk Contest
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Staples Center
NBA Slam Dunk Odds
- Dennis Smith Jr. +150
- Donovan Mitchell +215
- Larry Nance Jr. +275
- Victor Oladipo +500
Dennis Smith Jr. +150 wins Slam Dunk contest
The rookie point guard for the Dallas Mavericks is the favorite for a couple of reasons despite having a modest 27 dunks on the season. Despite standing ‘just’ 6’3”, Smith is a high-flying aerial acrobat that has an explosiveness to him that is reminiscent of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook. Smith threw down a 360 dunk against Washington earlier this season, plus he’s boys with LeBron James, so there’s that!
Donovan Mitchell +215 wins Slam Dunk contest
Donovan ‘Spida’ Mitchell is a 6’3” rookie for the Utah Jazz, but unlike Smith, he’s a true shooting guard that will challenge for the Rookie of the Year award this season. The former Louisville star has a 7’0” wingspan and is averaging a stunning 19.5 points per game. Not only that, but Mitchell has thrown down 25 dunks this season with many of them being explosive jams that have come in the faces of several unsuspecting opponents.
Larry Nance Jr. +275 wins Slam Dunk contest
Larry Nance Jr. has thrown down a whopping 59 dunks this season, so he’s the clear, slam dunk contest leader. Nance, however, is 6’9” and that generally is a negative for slam dunk contest fans and bettors that love to see smaller players with big hops rise up and throw down hellacious jams. Still, the former Lakers reserve could get some love from his former Staples Center fans – and the voters.
Victor Oladipo +500 wins Slam Dunk contest
Veteran shooting guard Victor Oladipo is in the midst of a breakout campaign that has seen him put up a stellar 24.4 points per game. Standing 6’4”, Oladipo has some really good ups and has thrown down 47 dunks on the season, with many coming in completely astonishing fashion. Oladipo threw down a 360 against the Chicago Bulls earlier this season and last year’s dunk contest winner also played for the Pacers (Glenn Robinson III).