All-Star Sunday Picks Of The Day

NBA All Star 2017

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:50 PM GMT

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 5:50 PM GMT

Welcome to the All Star Game! After a lackluster dunk contest last night, the NBA All Stars are set to do battle tonight. I am here to help you make some money off this exhibition game.

  The Spread

Right now the Western Conference holds a -6 advantage over the East and with how stacked this West team is, it’s hard to see them losing. It makes it even more difficult to not like the favorites considering the West has had a lot of success in this game in the past.

Since the year 2000, the West has won 11 of the last 17 games and they have also won five of the last six. Things likely won’t chance much tonight, even with the spread somewhat smaller than it was a season ago.

However, last season the West absolutely trounced the East 196-173 and if you think this season is going to be any different just look at the players for the West compared to the East.

The West’s roster is bigger, more athletic and probably deeper than the East as well. Once the starters come out of the game, it could lead to the West’s lead widening like it did last season. If this is the case, lay the six points with the West tonight and hope their talent and depth outweighs some of the star power and defense on the other side.

Free NBA Pick: West -6Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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  The Total

Last season the West broke all All Star Game record with 196 points. They barely missed that elusive 200-point mark, but if you think they aren’t hungry for that again, you’d be mistaken.

I see the West putting up at least 190 points here in this one and if that’s the case again this season, the over is going to fly tonight. We already know there will be little to no defense played in this game, but the other factor (as I talked about above) is that the West is simply more talented this time around.

There is also the line movement to take into account. After opening at 339 points, the total has skyrocketed to 352 ½ or even 353 at some shops. It’s nearly impossible for the sportsbooks to tell whether or not that is too many points, but if my assumption of the West taking care of business tonight is correct, I’m predicting a final score of 203-191. Add the over to your NBA Picks tonight.

Free NBA Pick: OVER 352 ½Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

 

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