Former G League Player Favored in 2023 NBA Dunk Contest

  • Mac McClung is a heavy favorite over Jericho Sims, Kenyon Martin Jr., and Trey Murphy III.
  • McClung registered a 43.5”max vertical at the NBA Combine and has -160 odds to win.

SALT LAKE CITY – The third event of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night is the Dunk Contest. This year’s dunk contest features many highflyers. The most prominent is Mac McClung, who’s dunking abilities have been showcased since he was a high schooler.

Mac McClung is the favorite with -160 odds.

2023 Dunk Contest Odds

  • Mac McClung (PHI) -160
  • Jericho Sims (NYK) +425
  • Kenyon Martin Jr. (HOU) +425
  • Trey Murphy III (NOP) +550

Oddsmakers indicate that its Mac McClung’s Dunk Contest to lose, as the next closest odds are set at +425.

Mac McClung is the first G League player ever to participate in the NBA Dunk Contest.

The heavy favoritism for the G League product isn’t a fluke; McClung has been in many dunk contests in his life, including a victory in the Ball Is Life All-American Dunk Contest in 2018.

McClung even posted the seventh-highest max vertical in the history of the NBA Combine.

His freak athleticism and dunk creativity give his odds on online sportsbooks great value to impress the judges on Saturday night.

Mac McClung is ready to put on another show in the 2023 NBA Dunk Contest.

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Kenyon Martin Jr. (+425) and Trey Murphy III (+550) have thrown down a large number of impressive dunks throughout the first half of the NBA season.

Jericho Sims’ +425 odds are also intriguing based on the impressive videos of him warming up for the contest. Sims lets off a series of flashy dunks that will surely have the judges attention on Saturday night.

Bettors wishing for longer odds than the -160 favorite should consider either of the three other participants for the 2023 Dunk Contest.

Jericho Sims has ridiculous jumping ability for being 6-foot 10 and is one of the flashiest dunkers in the contest.

Sims has great value at +425 on NBA sportsbooks to pull the upset against Mac McClung.