2013 NBA Three Point Shootout Odds, Predictions, and Free Picks

Last Updated: February 13th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)
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Three Point ContestThe 3 Point Shootout odds are posted at some of our top sportsbooks, and here at Bankroll Sports, we are going to take our best long range shot on the contenders for the three point contest odds at this year’s All-Star Game!

2013 All Star NBA Three Point Shootout Picks & Info
2013 NBA Three Point Shootout Date/Time: Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 8:30 (ET)
2013 NBA Three Point Shootout Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
2013 NBA Three Point Shootout TV Coverage – Network: TNT

There are some tremendous sharpshooters that are going to be taking aim at the three-point shooting title this year, and the man that is the favorite is the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (Three Point Contest Odds: 5 to 2 @ UCA Bet Sportsbook). Curry is one of the top three-point shooters in the league, and he is averaging over three triples per game thus far in the regular season. The man from Davidson has always had a knack for shooting the long ball, and he can catch fire like few in the NBA can. This is the second time that Curry has been in the competition, and he is going to hope to make this a special competition. Neither he nor his father ever won a Three Point Shootout, and the hope is that this is a first for the family in its combined fourth try.

With defending champion Kevin Love on the shelf with a hand injury, there isn’t a man that has ever won this title shooting on Saturday night. That’s why it becomes interesting to back a man like Steve Novak (Odds to Win the 2013 Three Point Contest: 5 to 2 @ UCA Bet Sportsbook) of the New York Knicks. Remember that Novak does literally nothing but shoot three-pointers for the Knicks. Last year, he averaged 5.2 three-point attempts per game and 6.2 total shots per game. This year, the split is just about the same. He is averaging 1.1 shots per game from inside the arc and 4.4 shots per game from the outside. Novak can has knocked down well over 46% of his three-point shots over the course of the last three seasons, and that’s one of the highest percentages that you will see, not just now, but ever in NBA history.

Ryan Anderson (2013 Three Point Contest Odds: 4 to 1 @ UCA Bet Sportsbook) is back for the second straight season in this competition. He leads the NBA in three pointers made this year with 156, and he is sure to be one of the top guns in this one. Anderson has attempted a whopping 811 three-point shots in his last 113 games over the course of the last two seasons, and there really isn’t anyone in the NBA that comes even close to that mark. Don’t get fooled by the fact that Anderson is darn near seven feet tall. He is the real deal from long range, and that’s why he is such a terror to try to guard now that he is with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

List Of Past NBA Three Point Contest Winners
2012 – Kevin Love
2011 – James Jones
2010 – Paul Pierce
2009 – Daequan Cook
2008 – Jason Kapono
2007 – Jason Kapono
2006 – Dirk Nowitzki
2005 – Quentin Richardson
2004 – Voshon Lenard
2003 – Peja Stojakovic
2002 – Peja Stojakovic
2001 – Ray Allen
2000 – Jeff Hornacek
1998 – Jeff Hornacek
1997 – Steve Kerr
1996 – Tim Legler
1995 – Glen Rice
1994 – Mark Price
1993 – Mark Price
1992 – Craig Hodges
1991 – Craig Hodges
1990 – Craig Hodges
1989 – Dale Ellis
1988 – Larry Bird
1987 – Larry Bird
1986 – Larry Bird

The other man who is the third favorite in this contest along with Anderson is Kyrie Irving (Odds to Win the Three Point Contest: 4 to 1 @ UCA Bet Sportsbook). You don’t necessarily think of the second year man as one that shoots a ton of threes, but when you go back and look at his stats, you see a man that has knocked down 2.0 threes per game and is shooting 42.7 percent from long range. Over the course of his last nine games (coming into Wednesday night), Irving has knocked down 61.2 percent of his three-point shots, so we know that he can really get on fire in a hurry. The question is whether the stage is going to be too big for the Dookie. Irving can do it for his Cleveland Cavaliers, but he isn’t necessarily going to be able to light it up with no one guarding him.

There isn’t a hometown man from the Houston Rockets involved in this contest, so the Lone Star State crowd will probably gravitate towards the San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner (Odds to Win the Three Point Contest: 5 to 1 @ UCA Bet Sportsbook). Bonner has been around in this league for a long time, but he has never been asked to be in this event in spite of the fact that it is what he does best for the Spurs. Over half of the shots that Bonner puts up are from long range, and this year, he is hitting 45.1 percent of those shots, one of the best percentages in the league. At 6’10”, Bonner is kind of a poor man’s Ryan Anderson, and he might be able to get the job done here in Houston to prove that he is one of the top three-point shooters in the whole league.

Finally, there is Paul George (2013 Three Point Shooting Competition Odds: 15 to 2 @ UCA Bet Sportsbook) of the Indiana Pacers. Here’s a very interesting case where a man was in the Slam Dunk contest last year and the three-point shootout this year. That’s a heck of a feat that not many have pulled off in the past. George is a great three-point shooter for the Indiana Pacers though, he is almost quietly hitting 5.8 triples per game in addition to the fact that he can leap out of the building and dunk the ball with ease. George is by far the worst shooter in this contest in terms of accuracy, as he is “only” knocking down 38.8 percent from downtown, but he still could be a force to be reckoned with come Saturday night.

Odds to Win 2013 NBA Three Point Shootout @ UCA Bet Sportsbook (as of 2/13/12):
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Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) 5 to 2
Steve Novak (New York Knicks) 5 to 2
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) 4 to 1
Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Hornets) 4 to 1
Matt Bonner (San Antonio Spurs) 5 to 1
Paul George (Indiana Pacers) 15 to 2

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