The NBA All-Star break is underway, giving bettors a chance to play a couple of markets over the weekend. One is the always entertaining Slam Dunk contest, which features three youngsters this year.
His overall impact for the Flyers made him a lottery pick, but the 23-year-old's hops put Toppin on the map. He threw down a whopping 107 dunks during his final season in Dayton, and a highlight-reel play surfacing on Twitter felt like a nightly occurrence.
Toppin is athletic, creative, and perhaps most of all, relentless.
He tried that in an actual game!
If you're playing the finesse card, go with Simons. He's a 6-foot-3 product of the IMG Academy with incredible bounce. There aren't many 21-year-old NBA players who make floating in the air look this easy.
His smooth athleticism will play well to the judges.
Stanley is the ultimate value pick if you're just flat-out stumped. There are so many unknowns surrounding these three players in a volatile market, and a simple cash grab at 2-1 wouldn't be the worst route.
The former Blue Devil will take home the hardware if he can whip up a couple of dunks like this one.
(Odds source: theScore Bet)
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.