NBA All Star Weekend - Rising Stars Tournament

  • Led by Paolo Banchero, Team Pau has the shortest odds to win the Rising Stars Game at +160.
  • With +275 odds, Team Joakim could have value as the team is led by Evan Mobley and Josh Giddey.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – While there are many ways to wager on the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, the Rising Stars Challenge is one of the most exciting parts of the weekend. Legal sportsbooks offer odds for all four teams to win the event, with Team Pau having the shortest odds.

Rising Stars Tournament Odds

  • Team Pau +160
  • Team Deron +200
  • Team Joakim +275
  • Team Jason +500

Betting on Team Pau

Pau Gasol is in charge of coaching the most stacked Rising All Stars team in 2023, as the team is led by 2023 rookie of the year favorite Paolo Banchero. This squad consists of three top six draft picks from 2022 and the 2021 Rookie of the Year winner.

Between Jose Alvarado averaging 1.1 steals per game this season and Bennedict Mathurin sitting at fifth for most fast break points, Team Pau is going to be hard to stop. Looking at the average points per game for each player, Team Pau has a combined average of 97 PPG over the 2023 season, 11.5 points higher than the second highest team’s combined points.

Team Pau’s +160 odds gives legal NBA betting players value as their season stats point to a potential dominating performance during the event for All-Star Weekend. Cade Cunningham led his team to victory during the competition in 2021 as the first overall pick of the 2021 draft, just like how Banchero is favored to do the same with Team Pau in 2023.

Team Pau Roster and 2023 Stats (PPG/RPG/APG)

  • Paolo Banchero – 19.9/6.6/3.6
  • Bennedict Mathurin – 17.2/4.1/1.4
  • Jaden Ivey – 15.2/3.9/4.6
  • Scottie Barnes – 15.6/7.1/4.9
  • Jose Alvarado – 9.1/2.4/3.1
  • Keegan Murray – 11.9/4.6/1.1
  • Andrew Nembhard – 8.1/2.8/4.2

Betting on Team Deron

Even with the second shortest odds, Team Deron does not have the same star power as the other two NBA rookie and sophomore teams in the competition. Ayo Dosunmu was elected to replace Jalen Green in the competition, decreasing the team’s overall ability to score points.

Green has averaged over 21 points per game in his second season for Houston, while Dosunmu has averaged not even half of that in his second year in Chicago.

Team Deron Roster and 2023 Stats (PPG/RPG/APG)

  • Franz Wagner – 18.9/3.9/3.5
  • Ayo Dosunmu – 9.5/3.1/2.8
  • Alperen Sengun – 15.1/8.8/3.7
  • Trey Murphy III – 12.9/3.7/1.3
  • AJ Griffin – 9.3/2.1/1.0
  • Bones Hyland – 11.9/2.1/2.9
  • Walker Kessler – 8.2/7.7/0.8

Betting on Team Joakim

Team Joakim could put up a fight in the competition, with some scoring power on the team. Evan Mobley showed his ability to lead during the 2021 season for Cleveland and could lead this team to a win on Friday evening with help from Houston.

The chemistry between Jabari Smith Jr and Tari Eason could also impact the game, as they averaged a combined 13.5 assists per game in 2022 for the Rockets this season.

They also face Team Jason in the first round, who has the longest odds to win the competition.

Team Joakim Roster and 2023 Stats (PPG/RPG/APG)

  • Evan Mobley – 15.7/8.9/2.7
  • Josh Giddey – 16.3/7.8/5.9
  • Jalen Williams – 12.2/4.1/2.9
  • Jeremy Sochan – 10.0/4.9/2.5
  • Quentin Grimes – 10.1/3.4/1.9
  • Jabari Smith Jr. – 12.0/7.0/1.2
  • Tari Eason – 8.7/5.5/0.9

Betting on Team Jason (G League)

This team should not be overlooked, as Sidy Cissoko from the Ignite for Team Jason for the tournament. Cissoko is a projected 2023 first round pick and should have an impact on the game while teaming up with Scotty Pippen Jr as he continues to improve in the G League.

With the longest odds of any team at +500, Team Jason has a chance to pull off the upset with a well-rounded team from the G League for 2023.

Team Jason Roster

  • Sidy Cissoko, Ignite
  • Mojave King, Ignite
  • Scoot Henderson, Ignite
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr., Memphis Hustle
  • Mac McClung, Delaware Blue Coats
  • Leonard Miller, Ignite
  • Scotty Pippen Jr., Lakers
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