2017 NBA All-Star Game MVP Odds

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the time of publication, no sportsbook had posted odds on the All-Star Game, but the Western Conference is expected to be favored over the Eastern Conference.

In last year’s game, the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 196-173, and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP). Westbrook tallied a team-high 31 points while adding eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals in just 22 minutes. This was Westbrook’s second straight MVP, having won the award off the bench in the 2015 All-Star Game.

The table below displays the statistics for every All-Star game MVP.

YEAR STARTER/BENCH Player Team Minutes PTS TRB AST
2016 Starter Russell Westbrook OKC 22:11 31 8 5
2015 Bench Russell Westbrook OKC 25:33 41 5 1
2014 Starter Kyrie Irving CLE 33:51 31 5 14
2013 Starter Chris Paul LAC 27:17 20 0 15
2012 Starter Kevin Durant OKC 37:23 36 7 3
2011 Starter Kobe Bryant LAL 29:21 37 14 3
2010 Starter Dwyane Wade MIA 31:20 28 6 11
2009 Bench Kobe Bryant (Tie) LAL 29:14 27 4 4
2009 Starter Shaquille O'Neal (Tie) PHO 10:56 17 5 3
2008 Starter LeBron James CLE 30:15 27 8 9
2007 Starter Kobe Bryant LAL 28:09 31 5 6
2006 Starter LeBron James CLE 30:34 29 6 2
2005 Starter Allen Iverson PHI 32:00 15 4 10
2004 Bench Shaquille O'Neal LAL 24:00 24 11 1
2003 Starter Kevin Garnett MIN 41:00 37 9 3
2002 Starter Kobe Bryant LAL 30:00 31 5 5
2001 Starter Allen Iverson PHI 27:00 25 2 5
2000 Starter Tim Duncan (Tie) SAS 33:00 24 14 4
2000 Starter Shaquille O'Neal (Tie) LAL 25:00 22 9 3
1998 Starter Michael Jordan CHI 32:00 23 6 8
1997 Bench Glen Rice CHH 25:00 26 1 1
1996 Starter Michael Jordan CHI 22:00 20 4 1
1995 Bench Mitch Richmond SAC 22:00 23 4 2
1994 Starter Scottie Pippen CHI 31:00 29 11 2
1993 Starter John Stockton (Tie) UTA 31:00 9 6 15
1993 Starter Karl Malone (Tie) UTA 34:00 28 10 0
1992 Starter Magic Johnson LAL 29:00 25 5 9
1991 Starter Charles Barkley PHI 35:00 17 22 4
1990 Starter Magic Johnson LAL 25:00 22 6 4
1989 Starter Karl Malone UTA 26:00 28 9 3
1988 Starter Michael Jordan CHI 29:00 40 8 3
1987 Starter Tom Chambers SEA 29:00 34 4 2
1986 Starter Isiah Thomas DET 36:00 30 1 10
1985 Starter Ralph Sampson HOU 29:00 24 10 1
1984 Starter Isiah Thomas DET 39:00 21 5 15
1983 Starter Julius Erving PHI 28:00 25 6 3
1982 Starter Larry Bird BOS 28:00 19 12 5
1981 Bench Tiny Archibald BOS 25:00 9 5 9
1980 Starter George Gervin SAS 40:00 34 10 3
1979 Starter David Thompson DEN 34:00 25 5 2
1978 Bench Randy Smith BUF 29:00 27 7 6
1977 Starter Julius Erving PHI 30:00 30 12 3
1976 Starter Dave Bing WSB 26:00 16 3 4
1975 Starter Walt Frazier NYK 35:00 30 5 2
1974 Bench Bob Lanier DET 26:00 24 10 2
1973 Starter Dave Cowens BOS 30:00 15 13 1
1972 Starter Jerry West LAL 27:00 13 6 5
1971 Bench Lenny Wilkens SEA 20:00 21 1 1
1970 Starter Willis Reed NYK 30:00 21 11 0
1969 Starter Oscar Robertson CIN 32:00 24 6 5
1968 Bench Hal Greer PHI 17:00 21 3 3
1967 Starter Rick Barry SFW 34:00 38 6 3
1966 Bench Adrian Smith CIN 26:00 24 8 3
1965 Starter Jerry Lucas CIN 35:00 25 10 1
1964 Starter Oscar Robertson CIN 42:00 26 14 8
1963 Starter Bill Russell BOS 37:00 19 24 5
1962 Starter Bob Pettit STL 37:00 25 27 2
1961 Starter Oscar Robertson CIN 34:00 23 9 14
1960 Starter Wilt Chamberlain PHW 30:00 23 25 2
1959 Starter Bob Pettit (Tie) STL 34:00 25 16 5
1959 Starter Elgin Baylor (Tie) MNL 32:00 24 11 1
1958 Starter Bob Pettit STL 38:00 28 26 1
1957 Starter Bob Cousy BOS 28:00 10 5 7
1956 Bench Bob Pettit STL 31:00 20 24 7
1955 Bench Bill Sharman BOS 18:00 15 4 2
1954 Starter Bob Cousy BOS 34:00 20 11 4
1953 Starter George Mikan MNL 40:00 22 16 2
1952 Starter Paul Arizin PHW 32:00 26 6 0
1951 Starter Ed Macauley BOS N/A 20 6 1

Despite averaging a triple-double this season, Westbrook was not named a starter for this year’s All-Star game. Nonetheless, oddsmakers have listed the dynamic guard as the favorite to win the award for a third consecutive season. Stephen Curry and James Harden, who beat out Westbrook as the starting guards for the Western Conference, have the third and fourth best odds, respectively.

The table below displays the latest odds at BetOnline and Bookmaker.

Player Conference BetOnline (2/19) BetOnline (2/17) Bookmaker (2/17) Bookmaker (2/16)
Russell Westbrook West +300 +400 +418 +410
Anthony Davis West +500 +550 +837 +812
James Harden West +600 +700 +542 +530
Stephen Curry West +650 +650 +581 +568
Kevin Durant West +800 +800 +594 +580
LeBron James East +800 +800 +542 +530
Isaiah Thomas East +800 +1400 N/A N/A
Kyrie Irving East +850 +850 N/A N/A
Giannis Antetokounmpo East +900 +1000 N/A N/A
Kawhi Leonard West +1200 +1400 +877 +850
Jimmy Butler East +2000 +2000 N/A N/A
Paul George East +2000 +2500 N/A N/A
John Wall East +2500 +4000 N/A N/A
Klay Thompson West +2800 +4000 N/A N/A
DeMar DeRozan East +3300 +3300 N/A N/A
Carmelo Anthony East +4000 +4000 N/A N/A
Kyle Lowry East +4000 +4000 N/A N/A
DeMarcus Cousins West +5000 +5000 N/A N/A
Draymond Green West +5000 +5000 N/A N/A
Kemba Walker East +6600 +6600 N/A N/A
DeAndre Jordan West +6600 +6600 N/A N/A
Gordon Hayward West +8000 +8000 N/A N/A
Marc Gasol West +8000 +8000 N/A N/A
Paul Millsap East +8000 +8000 N/A N/A
Field N/A N/A N/A +394 +450

It’s interesting to see that Bookmaker lists All-Star Game MVP odds for six players from the Western Conference, but only one player (LeBron James) from the Eastern Conference. If you believe the Eastern Conference has a good chance of winning, there’s solid value taking “the field” at +394.

One of the more compelling storylines for this year’s All-Star Game involves Westbrook and his former Thunder teammate, Kevin Durant. The two superstars are set to be teammates again, but it’s unclear whether they will share the floor together. Steve Kerr, who will be coaching the Western Conference on Sunday, went one step further and said he may play Westbrook alongside the four Warriors All-Stars — Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

“I’ve definitely considered it,” Kerr said in an interview on ESPN Radio. “The only thing that you have to do as a coach in the All-Star Game is to parcel out the minutes. That’s it. You don’t draw up any plays. At least I don’t; I didn’t two years ago.”

On Friday morning, Bovada actually posted odds on this possibility, but they’re not overly optimistic.

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Who do you think will win the All-Star Game MVP Award? Can Westbrook win for a third straight season? Is there a long shot that you believe is offering value? Please leave your thoughts and comments in the section below.

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David Solar

David Solar is the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He specializes in sports betting analytics and creating data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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