Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young and Zach LaVine with the Chicago Bulls headlines a strong group hoping to win this year’s NBA Three Point Contest. Young is the second choice at +500 while Lavine is a co-fourth choice along with the Nets’ Patty Mills and the Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet at +650. The favorite is surprising Desmond Bane with the Memphis Grizzlies. Check out updated 2022 NBA Three Point Contest odds and our top four choices to take home the trophy.
Odds to Win 2022 NBA Three Point Contest
- When: Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage Field House, Cleveland, OH
- TV / Streaming: TNT
*As of February 15th, 2022
- Desmond Bane – Grizzlies +400
- Trae Young – Hawks +500
- Luke Kennard – Clippers +550
- Patty Mills – Nets +650
- Karl-Anthony Towns – T’Wolves +800
- CJ McCollum – Pelicans +1000
2022 NBA Three Point Contest Top Pick
We’re not in love with the idea of backing chalk, but there’s a reason Bane is the favorite over Luke Kennard and Trae Young. Desmond Bane shoots an incredible 41.5% from three. On Feb. 10, he hit 3-of-4 from downtown in a win against the Detroit Pistons. Bane followed up that performance by making of 4-of-7, shooting 57%, in a win over the Charlotte Hornets. Nobody’s in your face in the three-point contest. So the chalk could go off with a huge night.
2022 NBA Three Point Contest Second Top Pick
Trae Young has a real chance to win this. The over 27 points per game superstar is shooting better than he ever has from behind the arc. Young makes over 37% of his three-point attempts. So if Bane is off, Trae should be there to pick up the pieces. The only real knock is that once in a while Young goes cold, he hit 4-of-12 against the Celtics in a Feb. 13 loss. But going cold can happen to any of the participants.
2022 NBA Three Point Contest Third Top Pick
Zach LaVine is headed to Los Angeles to see a specialist about his knee. It’s doubtful LaVine gets the all clear to participate in this event. If LaVine had been a go, he’d probably be our pick to finish third. With LaVine out, we’ll make one of the best big men in the league our third choice, Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Minnesota Timberwolves star has shot 39.5% from three in Minnesota’s last 10 games. This season, he’s shooting 40.8% from behind the arc. The knock is that he doesn’t shoot a ton of threes. So the thinking is that Young and Bane get into a rhythm while Towns doesn’t. But if you don’t buy into that way of thinking, give Towns a shot to win the three-point title.
2022 NBA Three Point Contest Fourth Top Pick
Although he’s our fourth pick, Fred VanVleet has a real chance to win the three point contest. Heading into the week, VanVleet is on fire, making 43.5% of his three-point shots. This season VanVleet is making 40%. So he won’t tail off much once the hot streak ends. Put the Toronto Raptors point-guard on the long list of Three Point Contest contenders.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.