The 2021 NBA All-Star Game arrives on Sunday and, while the Slam Dunk Contest is usually part of the NBA's All-Star Saturday slate, the event will take place at halftime of the All-Star Game, which starts at 8 p.m. ET, this season. Three players are participating, headlined by the betting favorite in Obi Toppin at +150. He is joined by Indiana Pacers wing Cassius Stanley (+200) and Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons (+175) in the field.
Before making any 2021 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest picks, you'll want to see what streaking NBA expert Mike Barner has to say.
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.
Barner's expertise has been on full display lately. He is on an amazing 35-23 run in against-the-spread picks, returning over $950 to $100 players! Anyone who has followed him is WAY up.
Now he has analyzed the 2021 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest from all angles and is delivering his picks for SportsLine. We can tell you Barner is fading Toppin, with the Knicks rookie being the favorite and other better values on the board.
However, he's identified one player that is a must-back! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any picks of your own.
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