Dec 5, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Kenneth Faried (35) dunks over Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star 2013: Faried considered underdog in Sprite Slam Dunk contest

Out of the six contestants in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest, Kenneth Faried and Eric Bledsoe have contributed the most to their respective teams success. Faried also leads all of the contestants in dunks this season, but that’s not enough to make him the favorite in the competition.

In fact, Faried currently has the longest odds to win the competition. While it’s not extremely long odds at 8/1 (15/2), Faried is the low man on the totem pole.

James White of the New York Knicks is the odds on favorite to win according to Bovoda Sportsbook. While White hasn’t contributed much to the Knicks success, he has perfected his craft of dunking.

Right behind him is 2007 Slam Dunk champ Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers. Green has the infamous blowing the candle dunk en route to his victory. Terrance Ross of the Toronto Raptors is behind Green, but is paying out slightly over him so far. Last year’s champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz is in fourth and is followed by Bledsoe and Faried.

The lines for the competitors are as follows:

James White (Knicks) 5/4

Gerald Green (Pacers) 5/2

Terrence Ross (Raptors) 7/2

Jeremy Evans (Jazz) 5/1

Eric Bledsoe (Clippers)15/2

Kenneth Faried (Nuggets) 15/2

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