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NBA Pick: All-Star Game Features East and West

NBA All-Star game free pickThe NBA has kept the All-Star game relatively simple. It’s the Western Conference playing the Eastern Conference at 8 p.m. Sunday night. The NBA All-Star Weekend is being held in New Orleans. Last year, the West beat the East 196-173 and the MVP was Russell Westbrook. Our NBA All-Star game free pick has the West favored by six points and the over/under at 349.5. Yes, that is the over/under right now, which opened at 250. The original totals odds were a deal, and considering how little defense there will be, 349.5 may also be a deal.

East and West Rosters

The teams include six starters and eight reserves. You can expect everyone to play in what should be a fast-paced game. Here are the starters and reserves for the East and West All-Stars.

Eastern Conference

Starters:

  • Kyrie Irving PG / Cleveland Cavaliers
  • DeMar DeRozan SG / Toronto Raptors
  • LeBron James SF / Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo SF / Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jimmy Butler SF / Chicago Bulls

Reserves:

  • Isaiah Thomas PG / Boston Celtics
  • John Wall PG / Washington Wizards
  • Kevin Love PF / Cleveland Cavaliers (*Injured – Not playing)
  • Kyle Lowry PG / Toronto Raptors
  • Paul George SF / Indiana Pacers
  • Kemba Walker PG / Charlotte Hornets
  • Paul Millsap PF / Atlanta Hawks
  • Carmelo Anthony SF / New York Knicks (*Injury replacement for Kevin Love)

Western Conference

  • Stephen Curry PG / Golden St. Warriors
  • James Harden SG / Houston Rockets
  • Kevin Durant SF / Golden St. Warriors
  • Kawhi Leonard SF / San Antonio Spurs
  • Anthony Davis PF / New Orleans Pelicans

Reserves:

  • Russell Westbrook PG / Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Klay Thompson SG / Golden St. Warriors
  • Draymond Green PF / Golden St. Warriors
  • DeMarcus Cousins PF / Sacramento Kings
  • Marc Gasol C / Memphis Grizzlies
  • DeAndre Jordan C / L.A. Clippers Clippers
  • Gordon Hayward SF / Utah Jazz

Our NBA All-Star Game Free Pick

From 2006 through 2015, the average totals for the NBA All-Star game was 260.4. Last year’s 369 totals was unusual. The highest totals up to that point was 321 in 2015. They also barely broke 300 in 2012 and 2014. The total last year was 369. Taking the totals from the last five years, which average 318, it’s still hard to imagine tomorrow’s game topping 349 points. We are taking the under on this one.

Our NBA All-Star game free pick is the West at -6.0. And for MVP, we are going with James Harden of the Houston Rockets. The NBA regular season schedule will start again on Thursday, Feb. 23 with six games. The 2017 NBA All-Star game will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Our NBA All-Star Game Free Pick: Under 349 points and the West at -6.0

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