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Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates with the puck as we make our All-Star Game prediction.
Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates with the puck during an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at Scotiabank Arena. Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images via AFP.

The NHL All-Star draft is in the books and we have our rosters for Saturday’s four-team tournament. Read on for our NHL All-Star Game predictions based on the best NHL odds.

This year, the NHL shook up the format for its All-Star Game by reinstating the player draft with a twist. Unlike the previous format where the four divisions competed in a four-team tournament, this year featured four captains (and co-captains) personally selecting their rosters for Saturday's showcase in Toronto.

Given that the All-Star Game is taking place in his host city, Auston Matthews' team is notably comprised of Maple Leafs, adding an extra layer of motivation for Saturday's event.

Here are our best NHL All-Star Game predictions and NHL picks (odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

NHL All-Star Game predictions

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Best NHL All-Star Game picks

Team Matthews to win All-Star Game Tournament (+240 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

Team Matthews is loaded up with four Maple Leafs skaters for the All-Star Game tournament in Toronto. Auston Matthews and Morgan Reilly were co-captains who then selected forwards William Nylander and Mitch Marner to join them.

The home-ice advantage with the crowd behind them is one thing, and their chemistry is another. All four of those Leafs are on Toronto’s top power-play unit with Matthews and Marner both on the top line as well. It’ll be interesting to see if they go with one trio while leaving one Leaf on his lonesome or if they’ll do two pairs (likely Matthews and Marner then Nylander and Reilly).

Nevertheless, All-Star Games are usually dart throws so anything can happen, but Team Matthews has the most chemistry and you have to think they’ll want to bring it home for the Toronto crowd -- just like Matthew Tkachuk did last year in Florida.

Team McDavid ML vs. Team MacKinnon (-110 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

Handicapping an All-Star Game can be difficult when you don’t exactly know which players are taking it more seriously than others, but it does help to look at a team’s goaltending.

Team McDavid has arguably the best goaltending duo with Vezina Trophy favorite Connor Hellebuyck and Sergei Bobrovsky, who backstopped the Panthers to the Stanley Cup Final last season. On the other hand, Team MacKinnon has Alexandar Georgiev -- who some think shouldn’t be an All-Star due to his .898 SV% -- and Jeremy Swayman.

Of course, Connor McDavid is the best player in the world for a reason and he hasn’t lost since mid-December. We’ll hope that continues for at least one game at All-Star weekend.

Auston Matthews to win All-Star Game MVP (+900 via betPARX) ⭐

Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews is already having a fantastic season. He has 58 points (40 goals, 18 assists) in 46 games and is on pace for the first 70-goal season since Teemu Selanne in 1992-93.

If his team wins the All-Star Game Tournament, which we think they will, Matthews will likely be one of the few options to pick from for MVP. Of course, Mitch Marner and William Nylander could end up there as well, but Matthews is the captain and the man in Toronto.

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