NBA All-Star Weekend takes place in Charlotte, and the Rising Stars Challenge will headline day one of the festivities on Friday. The game will tip off at 9 p.m. ET and Team USA is favored by two over Team World. The total is listed at 296.5 for this entertaining exhibition featuring some of the game's top young talent.
Before you make your Rising Stars Challenge picks, you'll want to see what our resident NBA expert, Mike Barner, has to say. He's on an amazing 28-10 run with his recent NBA picks.
A respected NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and daily, Barner's work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. Barner digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes.
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Now he has analyzed the 2019 NBA Rising Stars Challenge from all angles. We can tell you that Barner is leaning Under, but his stronger pick is against the spread. He knows a hidden X-factor makes one side of the spread hit HARD. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any picks of your own.
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