Most professional gamblers avoid the NBA All Star game since the game is basically an exhibition. Let’s look at some factors to consider in NBA All Star game odds. NBA All Star game odds have seen the Western Conference favored in recent seasons with the total in the 250’s. That should again be the case for the 2008 NBA All Star game, especially since the West won big last year with the game going over the total. As you look at NBA All Star game odds you should keep in mind that the East is actually 4-3 this decade against the NBA All Star game odds. They are only 3-4 though straight up. That means the game is actually very competitive even though the West is nearly always favored.
NBA All Star game odds last season had the West winning a high scoring game 153-132 with Kobe Bryant scoring a game high 31 points. The previous season the game went under NBA All Star game odds with the East winning 122-120. NBA All Star game odds present a bit of a dilemma for the average gambler. The game is one in which no defense is played which leads to high scores. The problem with betting the over though is that the total is so high and the public is always betting that way. It is tough for many gamblers to look at the game and cheer against points being scored. The oddsmakers know this and set a high total every year for the NBA All Star game.
NBA All Star game odds also are tilted toward the West simply based on talent. That doesn’t mean they always cover the spread though as we have seen. So what do you do when betting NBA All Star game odds? You might consider the East and the under but you also might take a look at other NBA All Star game options like the Rookie Challenge on Friday, the Slam Dunk contest on Saturday or the Three Point Shootout on Saturday. Those might give you better value on the NBA All Star game odds board.