Bradley Beal’s odds in Saturday night’s NBA three-point contest continue are increasingly getting better as the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend gets underway.
In game No. 17 of the Washington Wizards season, All-Star Bradley Beal became the youngest player in NBA history to make 700 career 3-point field goals in the Wizards’ 99-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 24-year-old already ranks second among Washington Wizards franchise all-time leaders for 3-point field goals with 802. Beal is creeping up on Wizards all-time leader Gilbert Arenas‘ 868 career makes from beyond the arc.
I think it’s safe to say Beal will be the new franchise leader very, very soon as he trails Arenas just by 66 3-pointers.
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Although this is Beal’s first All-Star selection, it’s not his first 3-point contest. Beal was a participant in the 2014 NBA 3-point contest and reached the championship round against San Antonio Spurs’ Marco Belinelli.
After hitting his last six shots in the supposed last round, Beal forced a tiebreaker round. However, Belinelli’s 18 3-point makes were too much for the young Beal.
2018 NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest Odds
Bradley Beal enters his second NBA All-Star three-point contest as an underdog as he sits sixth in the pool of eight players per OddsShark.com.
The career 42.3 percent three-point shooter Klay Thompson heads into the contest as the heavy favorite with a 2/1 odds.
The complete odds follows, per OddsShark.com:
- Klay Thompson: +210
- Eric Gordon: +450
- Devin Booker: +550
- Paul George: +650
- Wayne Ellington: +700
- Bradley Beal: +750
- Kyle Lowry: +1000
- Tobias Harris: +1100
The 2018 NBA three-point contest is the second event on All-Star Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT. Gordon comes into this year’s contest as the reigning champion. Surprisingly, Beal shot better from beyond the arc in 2014 when he last was in the contest compared to this season’s 37 percent from three-point territory.