2017 NBA All-Star Game MVP Odds

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.

2016StarterRussell WestbrookOKC22:113185
2015BenchRussell WestbrookOKC25:334151
2014StarterKyrie IrvingCLE33:5131514
2013StarterChris PaulLAC27:1720015
2012StarterKevin DurantOKC37:233673
2011StarterKobe BryantLAL29:2137143
2010StarterDwyane WadeMIA31:2028611
2009BenchKobe Bryant (Tie)LAL29:142744
2009StarterShaquille O'Neal (Tie)PHO10:561753
2008StarterLeBron JamesCLE30:152789
2007StarterKobe BryantLAL28:093156
2006StarterLeBron JamesCLE30:342962
2005StarterAllen IversonPHI32:0015410
2004BenchShaquille O'NealLAL24:0024111
2003StarterKevin GarnettMIN41:003793
2002StarterKobe BryantLAL30:003155
2001StarterAllen IversonPHI27:002525
2000StarterTim Duncan (Tie)SAS33:0024144
2000StarterShaquille O'Neal (Tie)LAL25:002293
1998StarterMichael JordanCHI32:002368
1997BenchGlen RiceCHH25:002611
1996StarterMichael JordanCHI22:002041
1995BenchMitch RichmondSAC22:002342
1994StarterScottie PippenCHI31:0029112
1993StarterJohn Stockton (Tie)UTA31:009615
1993StarterKarl Malone (Tie)UTA34:0028100
1992StarterMagic JohnsonLAL29:002559
1991StarterCharles BarkleyPHI35:0017224
1990StarterMagic JohnsonLAL25:002264
1989StarterKarl MaloneUTA26:002893
1988StarterMichael JordanCHI29:004083
1987StarterTom ChambersSEA29:003442
1986StarterIsiah ThomasDET36:0030110
1985StarterRalph SampsonHOU29:0024101
1984StarterIsiah ThomasDET39:0021515
1983StarterJulius ErvingPHI28:002563
1982StarterLarry BirdBOS28:0019125
1981BenchTiny ArchibaldBOS25:00959
1980StarterGeorge GervinSAS40:0034103
1979StarterDavid ThompsonDEN34:002552
1978BenchRandy SmithBUF29:002776
1977StarterJulius ErvingPHI30:0030123
1976StarterDave BingWSB26:001634
1975StarterWalt FrazierNYK35:003052
1974BenchBob LanierDET26:0024102
1973StarterDave CowensBOS30:0015131
1972StarterJerry WestLAL27:001365
1971BenchLenny WilkensSEA20:002111
1970StarterWillis ReedNYK30:0021110
1969StarterOscar RobertsonCIN32:002465
1968BenchHal GreerPHI17:002133
1967StarterRick BarrySFW34:003863
1966BenchAdrian SmithCIN26:002483
1965StarterJerry LucasCIN35:0025101
1964StarterOscar RobertsonCIN42:0026148
1963StarterBill RussellBOS37:0019245
1962StarterBob PettitSTL37:0025272
1961StarterOscar RobertsonCIN34:0023914
1960StarterWilt ChamberlainPHW30:0023252
1959StarterBob Pettit (Tie)STL34:0025165
1959StarterElgin Baylor (Tie)MNL32:0024111
1958StarterBob PettitSTL38:0028261
1957StarterBob CousyBOS28:001057
1956BenchBob PettitSTL31:0020247
1955BenchBill SharmanBOS18:001542
1954StarterBob CousyBOS34:0020114
1953StarterGeorge MikanMNL40:0022162
1952StarterPaul ArizinPHW32:002660
1951StarterEd MacauleyBOSN/A2061

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.

PlayerConferenceBetOnline (2/19)BetOnline (2/17)Bookmaker (2/17)Bookmaker (2/16)
Russell WestbrookWest+300+400+418+410
Anthony DavisWest+500+550+837+812
James HardenWest+600+700+542+530
Stephen CurryWest+650+650+581+568
Kevin DurantWest+800+800+594+580
LeBron JamesEast+800+800+542+530
Isaiah ThomasEast+800+1400N/AN/A
Kyrie IrvingEast+850+850N/AN/A
Giannis AntetokounmpoEast+900+1000N/AN/A
Kawhi LeonardWest+1200+1400+877+850
Jimmy ButlerEast+2000+2000N/AN/A
Paul GeorgeEast+2000+2500N/AN/A
John WallEast+2500+4000N/AN/A
Klay ThompsonWest+2800+4000N/AN/A
DeMar DeRozanEast+3300+3300N/AN/A
Carmelo AnthonyEast+4000+4000N/AN/A
Kyle LowryEast+4000+4000N/AN/A
DeMarcus CousinsWest+5000+5000N/AN/A
Draymond GreenWest+5000+5000N/AN/A
Kemba WalkerEast+6600+6600N/AN/A
DeAndre JordanWest+6600+6600N/AN/A
Gordon HaywardWest+8000+8000N/AN/A
Marc GasolWest+8000+8000N/AN/A
Paul MillsapEast+8000+8000N/AN/A

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.

David Solar

David was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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