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Where To Bet the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Graeme

The highlight of every NBA All-Star Weekend is the Slam Dunk Contest. Legends are made at this contest and it’s always great to see that the stars of the NBA enjoy this contest as much as we do while watching it at home. This is a fun contest to watch and even more fun contest to bet on.

That’s right, you can bet on the NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest. Favorites are set on each year’s participants, but the thing that makes betting on this so great is that you really don’t know. One guy could have the best dunks in his bag of tricks, but if he misses them it doesn’t matter. You are betting on the live performance and you can only really know unless you watch it. Those are always the best events to bet on.

In this article we are going to cover how to bet on the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, where to bet on it and how to bet on it. As well as tips for picking a winner. Let’s get right into it.

What is NBA Slam Dunk Contest betting?

The Slam Dunk Contest is a yearly event taking place at the All-Star game where players do crazy, athletic dunks and are judged on them by a team of judges.

Each year four participants are selected and odds are set. The odds are mostly heresay and who did a cool dunk in a game as this is not something that we watch people practice or anything like that. The winner is often the most creative as well as the most athletic. It’s not easy to pick a winner, but it is definitely possible.

Odds are set on these using a moneyline basis. For instance the favorite might be +170 while the biggest underdog might be +400. That would mean if you bet +100 on the favorite, you’d win $170. If you bet $100 on the underdog, you’d win $400. The unpredictability of the event makes everyone in it have positive odds.

Variants To A NBA Slam Dunk Contest Bet:

Common Slam Dunk Contest Questions:

Has there ever been a repeat winner of the Slam Dunk Contest?

There have been five repeat winners and one three-time winner in Slam Dunk Contest history since the event became a part of the All-Star Weekend in 1984. Those players are:

Dominique Wilkins 1985 and 1990
Michael Jordan 1987 and 1988
Harold Miner 1993 and 1995
Jason Richardson 2002 and2003
Nate Robinson 2006, 2009 and 2010
Zach LaVine 2014 and 2015

Where To Bet the NBA Slam Dunk Contest:

America: Bovada offers odds on the Slam Dunk Contest.

Canada: Canadians can bet the Slam Dunk Contest at Sports Interaction.

Everywhere Else: 888 is one of the best options out there for betting and the Slam Dunk Contest is no different.

How To Bet the NBA Slam Dunk Contest:

Bovada: Head to the “Sports” section on the left hand sidebar. From there select “Basketball” then “NBA All Star Game” and “All Star Game Specials”.

Sports Interaction:From the left hand side of the site select “Basketball” and then “NBA”. From there go to “NBA Props” and the Dunk Contest odds will be listed there.

888: Hover over the “Sports A-Z” section and select “Basketball”. Find “NBA All Star Game” and then click “Outrights” at the top to find the Slam Dunk odds.

Slam Dunk Contest Betting Strategy:

One thing I like to avoid when betting dunk contests is really tall players. With just a few exceptions, the winner is almost always a guard or a wing. It is a lot more impressive to see a guard pull off some crazy dunk than it is to see a power forward or center. One only need to look at the 2016 Slam Dunk contest that saw Aaron Gordon (a power forward) pull off some of the greatest dunks in contest history only to lose to Zach LaVine (a guard).

Find a guard or a wing and then look for the outstanding athleticism. That’s what it takes to win this contest. Sit back and enjoy the show.