There may be more attention on the fans in this game than on the All-Star game odds since as many as 90,000 fans could be in attendance.
All-Star game betting would probably favor the West but this year’s East squad looks very good led by LeBron James. It is also worth noting that Kobe Bryant of the Lakers has been dealing with an injury. The story though is probably going to be the crowd in All-Star game betting. With so many people in attendance, the focus will be on Cowboys Stadium. The biggest regular season crowd in NBA history was in 1998 when 62,046 showed up at the Georgia Dome to watch the Bulls and Hawks. The top playoff crowd was 41,732 at the Silverdome in 1988 to watch the Lakers and Pistons. The biggest All-Star game crowd was 44,735 in 1989 in the Astrodome. The biggest crowd to watch a college basketball game was the 78,129 that saw the 2003 game between Kentucky and Michigan State in 2003 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
As you consider NBA All-Star game betting you will want to know that the West does have some injury concerns. In addition to Kobe being banged up, the West will not have Brandon Roy in NBA All-Star game odds as he is out with a strained right hamstring. He was replaced on the roster by Denver’s Chauncey Billups. Much of the focus though will be on Kobe since he has won the MVP award three times. He won it in 2002 and in 2007, plus he was the co-MVP last year with Phoenix center Shaquille O’Neal.
Last year in NBA All-Star game odds, it was the West rolling as four-point favorites 146-119. The game also went over the total of 263.5 in NBA All-Star game betting. The East won two years ago in New Orleans by a score of 134-128 in NBA All-Star game odds as LeBron won the MVP. Three years ago from Las Vegas the West won in NBA All-Star game betting by a score of 153-132. The games in 2005 and 2006 were not as high scoring as the East won 122-120 and 125-115. The games in 2003 and 2004 were very high scoring in NBA All-Star game betting as the West won 136-132 and 155-145.