NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2022 odds and projections for 2022: All-Star Weekend predictions and expert choices on an 85-67 run
Mike Barner of SportsLine has announced his choice and predictions for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2022.
On Saturday, four players will participate in the 2022 AT&T Slam Dunk on All-Star Saturday Night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, which propelled numerous players into NBA superstardom. Jalen Green of the Rockets, Obi Toppin of the Knicks, Cole Anthony of the Magic, and Juan Toscano-Anderson of the Warriors will compete for the championship won by Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, and Kobe Bryant, among others. In the 2022 Slam Dunk Contest odds, the high-flying Green, who was the No. 2 overall choice in last year’s NBA Draft, is the +125 favourite (risk $100 to win $125).
Toppin (+175), Anthony (+350), and Toscano-Anderson (+475) are his closest competitors. The Slam Dunk is the third and final event of All-Star Saturday Night, which starts at 8 p.m. ET and features the Taco Bell Skills Challenge and the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest. Check out SportsLine’s NBA analyst Mike Barner’s All-Star Weekend predictions and betting recommendations before making any 2022 NBA Slam Dunk Contest choices.
Barner is a well-known figure in the business, with articles appearing in Sports Illustrated, Yahoo, RotoWire, and KFFL. On ESPN Radio, he’s also been interviewed. He examines team tendencies and forecasts game results by digging deep into the data. He’s the kind of guy who can recognise an advantage in a matchup or notice a player on the verge of breaking out.
Barner’s knowledge has recently been put on show. With his previous 153 against-the-spread choices, he’s gone 85-67-2, returning $1,125 to $100 bettors.
Most significantly, Barner correctly predicted Anfernee Simons (+175) to win last year’s Slam Dunk Contest. Anyone who has followed Barner knows how far he has progressed.
Barner has now thoroughly researched the 2022 Slam Dunk Contest and has made his coveted choices and All-Star Weekend predictions. SportsLine is the only place where you can view his Slam Dunk Contest choices.
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One surprise: Barner feels pessimistic about Toppin’s prospects after reviewing the Dunk Contest field. Toppin, a 6-foot-9 forward in his second season with the Knicks, is averaging 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds, but he thrives at playing above the rim. Dunks accounted for 47.2 percent of his field goals made until February 6.
Despite slamming down a between-the-legs dunk in the finals last season, Toppin finished second behind Simons. “It wouldn’t surprise me if [Toppin] won a second time,” Barner predicts. Barner, though, has chosen someone else over Toppin.
How to make Saturday’s Slam Dunk contest picks
Barner has chosen a guy who has a string of “poster dunks” to his credit this season. He’s betting on this guy for All-Star weekend, and you should, too. At SportsLine, he’s simply revealing who it is and which NBA Slam Dunk Contest bets to support.