Giannis favored for All-Star MVP honors

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favorite to win All-Star Game MVP honors on Sunday in Chicago, but the field is packed for the basketball showcase at United Center.

The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo has the Milwaukee Bucks in the driver’s seat in the Eastern Conference. While he has missed the past two games due to the birth of his child, Antetokounmpo is averaging 30 points (second in the NBA), 13.5 rebounds (fifth) and 5.8 assists (24th) per game this season.

PointsBet likes The Greek Freak (+450) to claim MVP on Sunday night over LeBron James (+500), who captains the team opposing Team Giannis in the relatively novel draft-style roster.

Team LeBron’s Anthony Davis (+550) is third per PointsBet odds and Russell Westbrook is fourth at +1000. Westbrook is a member of Team Giannis.

The biggest MVP longshots in Sunday’s game are Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (+10000) and Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat, who is +8000 along with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.

DraftKings also released odds for All-Star Weekend with Nets guard Joe Harris (+475) the favorite to repeat in the 3-Point Contest. Harris won last year in Charlotte against hometown favorite Steph Curry. Suns guard Devin Booker (+500) was announced as a replacement Thursday for Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers. Booker won the event in 2018.

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and Duncan Robinson of the Heat are also +500.

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