Game: NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron v Team Giannis Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Team LeBron vs Team Giannis Picks & Team LeBron vs Team Giannis Predictions
Date: Sunday, Feb 17, 2019
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, Spectrum Center
TV Channel: TNT
Best Team Giannis Lines: +5½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 312: – XBET
NBA All-Star 2019, we will see Team LeBron at Team Giannis.
Team LeBron looks absolutely loaded with a starting 5, including Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. I expect plenty of points from these 5 and we’re not even mentioning the bench yet which consists of Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, and Ben Simmons. We all know how much LeBron likes to put his own team around him and there are even rumors that he will one day become a GM, so it is a big opportunity for him to get the victory in such a game.
Team Giannis is also loaded with talent but his team consists of players with a totally different style of game. Outside of Steph Curry, we can’t see that many shooters and we have the likes of Joel Embiid, Kemba Walker, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is a guy that always takes these games seriously and he is also looking to get the All-star game MVP award.
On paper, team LeBron is much better and has better offensive talent. However, the games are always full of meaningless first 3 quarters with open threes and uncontested dunks that event Team Giannis can make. They can stay competitive throughout the first 3 quarters and then play the defense we all know they’re capable of in the fourth quarter, in order to get the victory.