Luke Kennard leads the pack in efficiency this season, making 44.8 percent of his looks (second in the league behind only PJ Tucker). However, he’s not the favorite, according to PointsBet. That distinction belongs to Fred VanVleet (+400).
Consistency in the majority of the zones used in the 3-point contest is among the factors that make the Raptors guard desirable to side with, as Matt Moore of the Action Network explains.
VanVleet is also liquid fire from those corners. He can put the moneyball rack on either side. He’s 50% from the left corner (!!!) and 44% from the right this season.
That top of the key rack will be an issue, but I feel better honestly having one rack where he doesn’t shoot well vs. inconsistency from rack to rack.
Moore sees VanVleet as a strong bet, though he also breaks down each of the participants’ shot charts, including Kennard. The Clippers’ wing, along with FVV and Desmond Bane, are Moore’s best values on Saturday night.
Editor’s pick: Luka Kennard
While many will be tempted to pick Trae Young or CJ McCollum; if I were betting, I’d take Kennard. The sharpshooter has been super efficient this season for an underrated Clippers squad and while there is no doubt some bias exists here (as I’ve watched the 25-year-old completely demoralize the Wizards’ faithful weeks ago), I’m rocking with the Middleton, Ohio native in Cleveland on Saturday night.
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