NBA All-Star- East vs. West
This seasons NBA All-Star Game will be played tonight from Los Angeles. Oddsmakers opened the game as aÂ ck, with an er/under total of 266. The All-Star Game champion has alternated for five straight years, with the East taking the most recent game 141-139 last year.Â The Eastern Conference starting five looks pretty formidable this season. In fact, you could make a case that four of the top five current league MVP candidates are from the East: Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Amare Stoudemire and Dwight Howard. The East also has four of the Boston Celtics starting five as its bench.
The Western Conferences lineup may not be as star-studded as the Easts, with the likes of Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Manu Ginobili making the squad, but that really doesnt matter in an All-Star Game. Its worth noting that the All-Star Game features little to no defense.Â Nobody puts the ball in the basket like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and even Dirk Nowitzki of the Western team.
Another crucial factor for bettors to consider this Sunday: the venue. The game takes place at Staples Center, home of the Lakers and the Clippers. That means two guys should have extra fanfare on their side; Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin.Â Bryant is no stranger to coming up big in All-Star Games; hes a three-time All-Star Game MVP. So we can expect him to ride his raucous home supporters and thrive this Sunday. The same goes for Griffin. The sensational rookie has been on a tear all season and he really just seems to love the game.
Factoring in the Wests pseudo home court advantage and its natural scoring ability, I think it takes the title back this year.Â Â I will be wagering a small play on the West with even odds.Â Make sure to place your bet at sportsbook.com and enjoy the game.Â The best athletes in the world will be on display in tonights NBA All-Stat game
Western Conference over Eastern Conference