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2016 NBA All-Star game: How to watch & what to bet

Defense will be at a minimum tonight as the West takes on the East in the 2016 NBA All-Star game.

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Basketball's biggest and brightest stars are set to square off in the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto, Canada. Tip-off is slated for 5:00 p.m. PST on TNT, the game can also be streamed live on TNT Overtime.

The West, who have won four straight All-Star games as the visiting team, are six point favorites according to online sports book BetOnline. Five of the last six games have been decided by five points or fewer. currently lists the over/under at a (not so) ridiculous 317.5 total points. The past two All-Star games have been high scoring affairs, with a combined point total of 321 in 2015 and 318 in 2014. There is plenty of fire power with nine of the top 10 scorers in the NBA participating in this year's game.

Results from last five All-Star Games (via

Playing in his 18th and final All-Star game, Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant (+135) is shooting to the top of the NBA futures board, surpassing Warriors' front man Stephen Curry (+500) as the favorite to take home MVP honors. LeBron James (+800), Russell Westbrook (+800) and Kevin Durant (+1000) round out the top five players with the best odds to win the award according to Bovada.

Kobe Bryant is not one to shy away from the spot light. The 20 year veteran is the all-time leading scorer in All-Star game history with 280 career points and is also tied with NBA legend Bob Petit for most All-Star game MVP's with four.

Curry is a combined 5-for-21 (24%) on three-point attempts in two All-Star game appearances. Splash Brother Klay Thompson shot 1-for-9 (11%) in his lone All-Star game appearance in 2015. Maybe the Golden State sniper's will hone in tonight with teammate Draymond Green participating in his first All-Star Game. Both Thompson (+2500) and Green (+4000) are long-shots to win the 2016 All-Star game MVP.

The full list of MVP odds for each All-Star playing in tonight's game can be found at Enjoy the top ten best plays from the 2015 All-Star game!

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