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Mac McClung can become the fifth player to win back-to-back NBA Slam Dunk titles with a win on Saturday night. McClung, who is currently in the G League, beat three NBA players to win the crown last year. He is facing Jaylen Brown, Jacob Toppin and Jaime Jaquez Jr. in the 2024 Slam Dunk contest field in Indianapolis. The evening begins at 8 p.m. ET, but the dunk contest is the final event of the night.

McClung is the -280 favorite (risk $280 to win $100) in the 2024 NBA Slam Dunk contest odds, while Brown is +500, Toppin is +800 and Jaquez is +950. Should you back McClung to win consecutive titles when you make your 2024 Slam Dunk Contest bets? Before making any 2024 Slam Dunk Contest picks or All-Star weekend predictions, you need to see the picks and best bets from SportsLine’s NBA expert Alex Selesnick.

Selesnick, also known as PropStarz, has gone 163-99 on his last 262 NBA prop picks on SportsLine. PropStarz specializes in NFL and NBA prop betting, where he implements a combination of research, statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. Anybody following him is way up.

Now he has analyzed the 2024 NBA Slam Dunk contest from all angles and locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Selesnick’s NBA Slam Dunk contest best bets.

Top NBA Slam Dunk contest picks, predictions

One surprise: Selesnick is fading Brown, who is the only All-Star in the four-man field. Superstars rarely compete in the Slam Dunk contest, with rising stars making up the majority of the field in recent years. Brown has been recruited to participate since his rookie season, but he has not been interested until this point.

His participation will add hype to the contest this year and could lead to more stars joining the mix in future contests. However, Brown has not had as much time to focus on creative dunks as some of the other players in the field, leaving him at a disadvantage. He will bring some additional viewers to the broadcast, but Selesnick does not view him as a legitimate contender.

“Brown is an excellent in-game dunker and does blend an impressive combination of size and speed but the majority of awe-inspiring dunks are powerful and he is not afraid to challenge would be shot blockers at the rim, but simply hasn’t shown a deep enough bag,” Selesnick told SportsLine. You can see who to back here.

How to make 2024 Slam Dunk contest picks 

Selesnick’s Slam Dunk Contest winner is a player who has shown a tremendous amount of creativity. He is including this player in his All-Star weekend bets, and so should you. You can find out who it is, and see the rest of Selesnick’s NBA Slam Dunk contest best bets and analysis at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2024 Slam Dunk contest, and which players should you fade? Visit SportsLine now to see Selesnick’s picks for the Slam Dunk contest 2024, all from the expert who is 163-99 in his last 262 NBA prop picks, and find out.

NBA Slam Dunk Contest odds, top contenders

See full NBA All-Star Weekend picks here.

Mac McClung (-280)
Jaylen Brown (+500)
Jacob Toppin (+800)
Jaime Jaquez Jr. (+950)

Source: CBSSports.com

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