2020 NBA Skills Challenge Betting Odds & Pick – All-Star Weekend
Betting on the NBA Skills Challenge takes being familiar with the playing style and skills of some of the most versatile players in the league.
In this NBA All-Atar Weekend event, participants are pitted against each other in an obstacle course that features passing, dribbling, and shooting.
The 8-player single elimination bracket creates a win-or-go-home environment that’s electrifying to watch as a fan and as a bettor.
Let’s look at the odds of betting on this event:
Betting Odds For The NBA Skills Challenge 2020
This year we have a good mix of frontcourt and backcourt players ready to show the world they have all it takes to win.
NBA Skills Challenge Player Odds & Breakdown
Let’s take a look at the individual breakdown of each player:
Khris Middleton +600
The shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks can do a bit more than just shoot.
Middleton has evolved his game from a stop and pop shooter to more of a ball-handler when Giannis is off the floor.
His lankiness and flexibility make him a real force to be reckoned with at this contest.
Shooting the three-pointer will be the most natural part for him, and dribbling up the floor quickly will be his weakness.
Domantas Sabonis +800
One of the four frontcourt players in the field, Sabonis, has shown the league that he’s not just a rebounding machine but also a versatile player.
Him moving from a bench to a starting role this season has been a boon to the Pacers. Sabonis has great court vision, so his passing won’t be an issue.
However, he is a bit weak dribbling up the floor and shooting the three.
He’s one of the long shots to take this down, but hey — a few lucky shots can be bestowed upon anyone.
Jayson Tatum +600
The league’s fans have well-accepted the rise of Jayson Tatum.
Tatum is an all-round player with the ability to excel in all three parts of the skills challenge.
He’s also one of the fastest players in the field, which will give him the upper hand in dribbling.
His passing might be a bit weak, but it’s still adequate.
Patrick Beverley +700
The biggest underdog of the backcourt players is Patrick Beverley. He’s a player who has a ton of grit, but not that much raw talent.
His shooting is a bit subpar so expect him to struggle at the three-point line.
His passing will be precise as he is a point guard for the L.A. Clippers.
Spencer Dinwiddie +300
Spencer Dinwiddie is the favorite to win it all.
Dinwiddie has the speed, the shot, and the passing skills that are unmatched in this competition.
Previously not a household name, Dinwiddie has grown a lot over the past two seasons. He is now a star in Brooklyn.
Expect him to go deep in this contest.
Pascal Siakam +500
It doesn’t matter that Toronto lost Kawhi Leonard: they have Pascal Siakam.
Siakam has molded himself into a one-player-fits-all role. His speed and athleticism will give him the upper hand with the dribbling and passing, but his 3 point shooting is still a bit shaky.
I do think he’ll give Dinwiddie a run for his money in this contest.
Bam Adebayo +1200
Adebayo is the biggest underdog in terms of betting odds.
He’s highly athletic and is an incredible team player.
However, I don’t think he will do well in the contest. He lacks a bit of precision in terms of passing and moving around the court, which doesn’t bode well for the Skills Challenge.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +400 – OUR PICK 🔥
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has taken the reigns in Oklahoma City.
The former Clipper is showing the world that he’s a future superstar.
Even at the young age of 21, Gilgeous-Alexander has a real shot at winning this tournament, which is why he’s my pick to win.
He has the added motivation of being the youngest in the field.
Motivation is vital in these All-Star events because the person who wants it the most tends to win.
Look for Gilgeous-Alexander to take home the trophy.