The NBA All-Star break has arrived, and while this year looks a bit different, there is plenty of intrigue for basketball observers on Sunday. In addition to the NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m. ET, the 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest arrives and, this time, it is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, shortly before the game itself. State Farm Arena hosts the proceedings in Atlanta with a field full of All-Stars. Former champion Stephen Curry is joined by Mike Conley, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum as participants.
Curry is the favorite to claim victory with William Hill Sportsbook listing him as the +125 (risk $100 to win $125) favorite in the 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest odds. Elsewhere, LaVine is +400, followed by Conley (+500) and Mitchell (+550). Celtics teammates round out the odds with Tatum at +700 and Brown at +850. Before locking in any 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest picks, be sure to see the NBA All-Star Sunday predictions from SportsLine NBA guru Mike Barner.
Barner is a respected NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and DFS, whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He has also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes.
With his unmatched analysis, Barner spots opportunities in a unique way. Barner’s expertise has been on full display lately. He is on a 35-23 run in against-the-spread NBA picks, returning over $950 to $100 players. Now he has zeroed in on Sunday’s NBA 3-Point Contest 2021. He’s only revealing his pick here.
2021 NBA 3-Point Contest predictions
One surprise: Barner is fading Conley. It is rare to see the entire field composed of All-Star selections, and that could impact how the event plays out. On one hand, pure specialists aren’t invited, and those marksmen often compete at a high level in the 3-Point Contest. On the other, the depth of talent is immense here, and Conley is a natural fade in the market.
Conley was a late addition, taking the place of former 3-Point Contest champion Devin Booker (knee). Conley is getting the third-best odds in this contest, but he’s never participated in the 3-Point Contest before and this is also his first All-Star selection after being on the cusp for almost a decade.
Conley has shot well from beyond the arc this season, but is only a 37.8 percent career 3-point shooter, and Barner sees better values for 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest bets.
How to make 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest picks
Barner’s top pick is a 3-point marksman who is “having another masterful season behind the arc.” He’s also high on a long shot who should be highly-motivated in this setting. You can only see who to back at SportsLine.
Who wins the NBA 3-Point Contest 2021? And which long shot should you back? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike Barner’s pick for the NBA 3-Point Contest, all from the expert on an impressive 35-23 run on NBA picks, and find out.
2021 NBA 3-Point Contest odds (via William Hill)
Steph Curry +125Zach LaVine +400Mike Conley +500Donovan Mitchell +550Jayson Tatum +700Jaylen Brown +850