The NBA will crown a new slam dunk champion when four high flyers take flight in the 2022 AT&T Slam Dunk on All-Star Saturday Night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. The Slam Dunk will be the third and final event on All-Star Saturday Night, which begins at 8 p.m. ET and also includes the Taco Bell Skills Challenge and MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.
Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green has is the +125 favorite (risk $100 to win $125) in the Slam Dunk odds. He is followed by New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin (+175), Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (+350) and Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (+475).
Before making any 2022 Slam Dunk picks or All-Star weekend predictions, see the picks from SportsLine's NBA expert Mike Barner.
Barner is one of the most respected voices in the industry, and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes. If there's anybody who can spot an edge in a matchup or identify a player in position to break out, it's him.
Barner's expertise has been on full display lately. He is on an amazing 85-66-2 run with his last 153 against-the-spread picks, returning $1,235 to $100 players!
In addition, in last year's Slam Dunk contest, Barner successfully picked Anfernee Simons (+175) to win. Anyone who has followed him is WAY up.
Now he has analyzed the 2022 Slam Dunk contest from all angles and is delivering his picks for SportsLine. We can tell you that Barner is fading Toppin, even though he was the runner-up last year.
Instead, Barner is backing a player who has uncorked "poster dunks" this season! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any picks of your own.
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