Approximately 90,000 fans are expected to be in attendance on Sunday watching the best players in the NBA. The West is a slight favorite in 2010 All-Star Game odds with a total in the low 260’s.
2010 All-Star Game betting has seen the East win 35 times in this game while the West has won 23 times. Recently the West has won six of the last ten All-Star games. The West has been favored recently in the All-Star Game and part of the reason for that is that they are the home team. In fact, the last time the East was at home was in 2003 in Atlanta. That was also the last time the game went into overtime as the East won 155-145 in double overtime. The West will now have been the home team seven straight years. It will go to eight straight as the All-Star Game next season is in Los Angeles.
The East roster in 2010 All-Star Game odds features LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers who was the top vote getter and also includes Orlando’ Dwight Howard, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Boston’s Kevin Garnett and Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson. The West starters in 2010 All-Star game betting are the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Phoenix’ Steve Nash, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Phoenix’ Ama’re Stoudemire. It should be noted that Kobe has missed the last three games for the Lakers and he is questionable for this 2010 All-Star Game betting action. Kobe is a former MVP of the All-Star game including last year when he shared the award with Phoenix’ Shaquille O’Neal. If Kobe does not play the West would be hurt in 2010 All-Star Game betting.
There are eight first-time All-Stars this season in 2010 All-Star Game odds. There are four on the East (Al Horford, Gerald Wallace, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose) and four on the West (Kevin Durant, Zach Randolph, Chris Kaman, Deron Williams).
The reserves for 2010 All-Star Game betting have the East with Al Horford and Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, Toronto’s Chris Bosh, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace. The Western Conference reserves in 2010 All-Star Game odds are Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, the Lakers’ Pau Gasol, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Denver’s Chauncy Billups, Memphis’ Zach Randolph, Portland’s Brandon Roy, Utah’s Deron Williams and the Clipper’s Chris Kaman. 2010 All-Star Game betting has Chris Paul and Roy being hurt so Billups is taking Paul’s place while Kaman is replacing Roy.