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Some of the world's best 3-point shooters are at the forefront of 2024 NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Indianapolis. The evening features a pair of long-distance competitions, with one pitting Stephen Curry against Sabrina Ionescu. Prior to that, an eight-player field battles in the 2024 3-Point Contest. The event will feature seven All-Star selections and two former winners in Karl-Anthony Towns (2022) and Damian Lillard (2023).

The 3-Point Contest at Lucas Oil Stadium is the second event of All-Star Saturday, with the overall festivities set to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Lillard is the betting favorite at +450, with Tyrese Haliburton and Trae Young both listed at +480 in the 2024 3-Point Contest odds. Donovan Mitchell and Jalen Brunson are next on the odds board at +650. Lauri Markkanen (+700), Towns (+700) and Malik Beasley (+850) round out the rest of the field. Before making any 2024 3-Point Contest picks, be sure to check out the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Matt Severance.

Severance is a well-connected writer and high-volume handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005. After joining SportsLine, Matt quickly established himself as a top expert in multiple sports. Over the past two NBA seasons, Matt has returned $3,215, and he is 108-57 in his last 165 NBA picks, returning more than $1,900 to $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed his picks is way up.

Now, Severance has set his sights on the 2024 3-Point Contest and just locked in his picks and NBA All-Star Weekend predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks.

2024 NBA 3-Point Contest preview

Haliburton is the hometown hero in Indianapolis, as he leads the Pacers to one of the league's best offenses. He has also converted at least 39% of his 3-point attempts in every season of his career, and Haliburton is part of a jam-packed field. There are two previous winners in the mix with Towns in 2022 and Lillard in 2023. Towns is having a fantastic season, shooting 43% from long range, and he is a career 40% shooter. Lillard, who is the betting favorites, is a seven-time All-NBA selection who ranks in the top five all-time in career 3-pointers. 

Severance does see better value elsewhere given Lillard's recent struggles, though, and he is only shooting 35.3% from 3-point range over the last three seasons. Elsewhere in the field, Young has more 3-pointers in 2023-24 than any other player in the field, and Brunson is shooting more than 40% this season and 40.1% over the last four seasons combined. Beasley is also the best shooter of the bunch this season at 44.9% from long range, and Mitchell finished in the top five of the NBA in 2022-23 with 143 3-pointers. See who to pick here.

How to make 2024 NBA 3-Point Contest picks

Now, Severance has analyzed the 2024 3-Point Contest from all angles. He's found a critical x-factor that has him jumping all over a longshot. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2024 NBA 3-Point Contest, and what critical X-factor do you need to know about? Visit SportsLine right now to get Saturday's 2024 3-Point Contest pick, all from the SportsLine expert who has returned $3,215 for $100 bettors over the last two NBA seasons, and find out.

2024 NBA 3-Point Contest participants, odds

Damian Lillard +450
Tyrese Haliburton +480
Trae Young +480
Donovan Mitchell +650
Jalen Brunson +650
Lauri Markkanen +700
Karl-Anthony Towns +700
Malik Beasley +850