All The Ways to Bet On NBA All Star Weekend and Joel Embiid at PA Sports Betting Apps

Written By Katie Kohler on February 18, 2022
NBA all star game odds

Philadelphia Sixers center Joel Embiid soars into the NBA All-Star Game in another stratosphere. He leads the league in points-per-game (29.6) and is tops in usage percentage (37.7%). The Sixers’ second-to-last game before the break against Boston ended a string of 23 straight games in which he had scored at least 25 points.

“The Process” is now the first Sixer since “The Answer” (Allen Iverson) to make five straight All-Star game starts. Newly acquired Sixer James Harden was also named to the All-Star team. However, he won’t play due to injury.

How bright will the big man shine? PA sports betting apps are filled with odds and props giving Sixers and NBA bettors ways to wager on the 2022 NBA All-Star game.

2022 NBA All-Star Game betting odds

2022 NBA All-Star Game MVP odds

Embiid has never been named MVP of the All-Star game in his five appearances. Will he take home the honor this year? Giannis Antetokounmpo won in 2021.

The five favorites to win the award at BetMGM sportsbook PA are:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +425
  • Joel Embiid +600
  • LeBron James +600
  • Ja Morant +650
  • Stephen Curry +900
  • Full odds listed on the app.

Joel Embiid All-Star MVP odds

Most sports betting apps have Embiid at either +600 or +700. Fox Bet has Embiid’s odds to win MVP boosted to +800.

NBA All-Star Game Skills Challenge betting

Skills challenge team winner

(odds via BetMGM)

  • Rookies (Barnes, Cunningham, Giddey) -150
  • Cavs: Allen, Gardland, Mobley +200
  • Antetokounmpo: Giannis, Thanasis, and Alex +400

NBA three-point shooting contest winner odds

(odds via DraftKings)

  • Luke Kennard +425
  • Fred VanVleet +500
  • Patty Mills +500
  • Zach LaVine +550
  • Trae Young +550
  • Desmond Bane +600
  • CJ McCollum +800
  • Karl-Anthony Towns +1100

2022 NBA All-Star game dunk contest odds

(odds via BetMGM)

  • Jalen Green +175
  • Obi Toppin +200
  • Cole Anthony +250
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson +550

NBA Rising Stars Game betting

NBA All-Star Weekend starts on Friday night in Cleveland with the Rising Stars Challenge. It’s a new format with four teams and a three-game tournament.  Second-year Sixer and favorite trade “untouchable” Tyrese Maxey joins Team Worthy.

Odds for which team will win the Rising Stars tournament are available now at sports betting apps.

Rising Stars winner

(odds at BetMGM)

  • Team Isiah +180
  • Team Barry +350
  • Team Payton: +225
  • Team Worthy: 350

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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