NBA All Star weekend continues on Saturday with the three-point contest. Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks is the favorite to win.
This is one of the biggest and most intense competitions during the NBA All Star weekend. The Foot Locker Three Point competition will pit eight of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA against one another.
Odds for this competition were posted on Bovada and topbet with Kyle Korver the favorite at 13 to 5 followed closely by Golden State’s Stephen Curry who is at 14 to 5.
Korver is the only NBA player who is currently shooting over 50% from downtown. He is hitting an incredible 52.3% of his attempts from three-point territory.
Korver is tied with both Curry and Wes Mathews of the Portland Trail Blazers with 161 shots made this season from beyond the 3-point arc. Both Curry and Mathews are hitting 39% of their shots from behind the line. Mathews is seventh in betting in this competition at 9 to 1.
According to betonline and sportsbook.com, this is the fourth time Curry will be competing in the 3-point contest but he is still looking for his first victory. Klay Thompson, Curry’s sharpshooting teammate with Golden State who is hitting 44% from long range, has 151 made 3-point shots this season and is at 7 to 2 to win the competition Saturday.
San Antonio’s Marco Belinelli last season’s champion has connected on 38% of his 3-pointers this season and is sitting at 8 to 1 to win. Kyrie Irving the winner in 2013 as a rookie sensation is 7 to 1 to win. This season he has hit 41% of his shots from three-point land.
The Slam Dunk contest, which has lost almost all public interest, does not have odds because of it being an event that is voted upon. The contest does not have any real marquee players competing and that has made the 3-point contest that much more popular this season.
With the way Korver is shooting this season from long range, he will be tough to beat, but Curry is known to come up big under pressure.
Odds for Three-Point Contest
Kyle Korver (Atlanta) 13 to 5
Stephen Curry (Golden State) 14 to 5
Klay Thompson (Golden State) 7 to 2
J.J. Redick (Los Angeles Clippers) 6 to 1
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland) 7 to 1
Marco Belinelli (San Antonio) 8 to 1
Wesley Matthews (Portland) 9 to 1
James Harden (Houston) 9 to 1