- Luke Kennad is the +375 betting favorite to win the 3-Point Contest at BetOnline.
- Kennard is also the most popular bet at BetMGM with 25% of the tickets and 32% of the betting handle.
- Atlanta’s Trae Young is second at +450 while Brooklyn’s Patty Mills is third at +500.
L.A. Clippers sharpshooter Luke Kennard has emerged as the odds on favorite to win the 3-Point Contest at All-Star weekend on Saturday night.
The 25-year old former Duke Blue Devil opened with the 4th shortest odds to win the competition at 11/2 via the BetOnline App. But since the lines first opened, Kennard has moved up as the new betting favorite to win the 3-Point Contest.
Luke Kennard Locked In
Luke Kennard is locked in for the 3-point contest ??pic.twitter.com/5wm1HDXgEl
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Kennard is now the +375 favorite to win the contest with Atlanta’s Trae Young trailing him at +450 and Brooklyn’s Patty Mills third at +500. Both Mills and Young opened with the second shortest odds at +425 but with the early betting action favoring Kennard, the odds shift has favored the Clippers’ forward.
According to the early betting data from online betting site BetMGM, 25% of the total betting tickets and 32% of the early betting money have gone Kennard’s way. At that betting site, Kennard is listed at +500 odds along with Young while Mills is the odds on favorite there at +425 and Fred VanVleet the second favorite at +500. VanVleet also opened as the +400 betting favorite at the BetOnline App but has since slipped to +650 after the early betting turnout.
Next to Mills and before VanVleet at BetOnline is the Grizzlies’ Desmond Bane at +550. Bane has the same odds at BetMGM. C.J. McCollum and Zach LaVine follow at +800 apiece and they might have the best value heading to the contest. Minnesota’s Karl Anthony Towns closes out the 3-Point Contest betting board at BetOnline with his +1000 odds. Towns also has the longest odds via BetMGM at +1200.
Mountain Dew 3PT Contest
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All but two of the contestants at the 2022 Mountain Dew 3PT Contest are first-timers in the competition. Zach LaVine, a two-time Dunk Contest winner, will be making his third appearance in the 3PT Contest while Atlanta’s Trae Young will be appearing in his second 3PT Contest. With neither LaVine nor Young winning the contest in their previous appearances, the NBA will crown a first-time 3PT King on Saturday night.
Just like last year’s contest, this year’s competition will feature “THE DEW ZONE”, two deep shot positions equidistant between the traditional racks at the top of the three-point arc and the wing racks. Each of the two ball pedestals in “THE DEW ZONE” is positioned six feet behind the three-point line and has one green ball which is worth three points. In addition to “THE DEW ZONE” the contest will have five major shooting locations, four of which have four regular balls and one two-point money ball. The fifth rack will have five special money balls worth two points each and the contestant will have the prerogative to place the money ball rack at any of the five main shooting locations.
The players will have 70 seconds to shoot as many of the 27 total balls in one round and a player can get a maximum of 40 points per round. The three players with the highest scores in the first round will advance to the championship round. The player with the highest score in the final round will succeed Stephen Curry as the NBA’s new 3-Point King. Who will it be?