NBA All-Star Saturday night always brings excitement, and this year should be no different. Fans will be treated to the skills challenge, the 3-point contest, and the slam dunk contest. The Dallas Mavericks do not have anyone competing in the events, but Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki are on-hand in Cleveland. Doncic will play in Sunday’s All-Star and Dirk is serving as an ambassador for the league as it celebrates its 75th anniversary.
All-Star Saturday night promises to provide some unforgettable moments. The skills challenge now features three teams of three players competing against each other in a four-round competition. The 3-point and dunk contests always provide some jaw-dropping moments that fans won’t want to miss.
Here is a closer look at how to watch All-Star Saturday night before taking a look at the odds and some predictions for each event.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: How to watch the skills, dunk, and 3-point contests
Start time: 7 p.m. CT or 8 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT
Watch online: Watch TNT
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night will kick off with the skills challenge shortly after 7 p.m. CT. It will be followed by the 3-point contest, and the dunk contest will be the main event of the evening.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: Skills challenge odds
According to WynnBet, the team of rookies featuring Cade Cunningham, Scottie Barnes, and Josh Giddey is favored to win the competition at minus-165 on the moneyline. The Cavaliers team featuring Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, and Darius Garland is plus-240, and the Antetokounmpo brothers are the underdog at plus-390.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: Skills challenge predictions
This event is always fun to watch and the new tweak of adding teams could make it even more exciting. Expect the rookies to compete hard as all three players get their first taste of All-Star weekend, but the Cavaliers pull the upset on their home floor. Garland’s passing seals the deal for the home team to kick off All-Star Saturday night.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: 3-point contest odds
According to WynnBet, Fred VanVleet and Patty Mills are co-favorites to win the 3-point contest with both checking at plus-440 on the moneyline. Trae Young is plus-490 with Desmond Bane, Luke Kennard, and Zach LaVine all sitting at plus-600. CJ McCollum (plus-950) and Karl-Anthony Towns (plus-1200) are the two underdogs in the event.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: 3-point contest predictions
The 3-point contest is all about finding a rhythm and hitting the shots that are worth extra points. Trae Young is competing for the second time in this event, but he picks up his first win in Cleveland. He is joined in the final round by CJ McCollum and Fred VanVleet, but neither can match Young’s hot shooting.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: Slam dunk contest odds
According to WynnBet, rookie Jalen Green is the favorite to win the dunk contest at plus-150. Obi Toppin (plus-200), Cole Anthony (plus-300), and Juan Toscano-Anderson (plus-500) round out this year’s field.
2022 NBA All-Star Saturday night: Slam dunk contest predictions
Toppin is back at finishing second last year, and he takes home the crown in 2022. The Knicks forward put on a show in 2021 with limited fans in the arena, but he is going to get the building rocking on Saturday night to close out the festivities.
Fans will not want to miss All-Star Saturday night, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.