NBA 2021 Draft Betting Preview | Odds & Picks
After the shortest offseason in the history of the NBA, we’re finally ready for the 2020 NBA Draft, which will be held virtually.
On Wednesday, several teams will select players that they hope can change the direction of their franchise and take them to big things starting next month.
It is unclear who is keeping what pick, what trades are being made, and what the intentions of the 30 NBA teams are.
Read on as we go over the draft order betting odds and share our top prop bets picks.
NBA Draft Betting Odds 2020
Here are the latest odds for the NBA Draft 2020 first overall pick.
Analyzing The Top Three Picks
Per MyBookie, Anthony Edwards (-120) from the Georgia Bulldogs has odds at -120 to be taken first overall.
This is likely true for many teams, had they gotten the luck of the Timberwolves and won the 2020 Draft Lottery this year. He’s a fantastic scorer that brings a lot of energy to the equation.
Edwards can light it up on any given night, and if Minnesota does select him, the trio of Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, and D’Angelo Russell could be very dangerous.
A team that went nowhere last year could have the opportunity to be competitive again.
MyBookie has LaMelo Ball next on the list at (-150) following the odds-on favorite. He has been playing professionally in Australia. He’ll join his brother Lonzo in the NBA and could follow his big brother’s footsteps as a top-two pick.
His ability to run an offense has not gone unnoticed, and it seems that any team in the league would enjoy his services.
At 6-7, Ball has a lot of potential to be an NBA superstar. The talent he possesses makes him hard to pass up, so much so that the Warriors, owners of the NBA’s best backcourt, have been rumored to be interested.
The third is James Wiseman at (+650), though it would be shocking if he is selected here. The former-Memphis big man is still getting a lot attention from scouts and will likely be a top-3 pick.
The Timberwolves have Towns holding down the center spot, and the acquisition of his best friend, Russell, should be enough to keep him appeased. The Warriors make more sense.
Still, you never know. But Wiseman made it known he didn’t want to play in Minnesota, and he won’t fit as a power forward. He’ll be a very good NBA player, but not in this city.
Best 2020 NBA Draft Prop Bets
There are several NBA prop bets listed on MyBookie that we’ll delve into now and identify if the wagers on them would be worth your time.
International Players Drafted in Top 10 (Over/Under 3.5)
We know that several players are available in the draft that are coming in from overseas.
Technically, Ball and RJ Hampton won’t count on this list as they chose to play there for their preparation. This examines guys that aren’t American.
Deni Avidja and Killian Hayes are the two most likely international guys to go inside of the top 10, with a lot of questions to be answered about the guys behind them.
Make sure to bet the under 3.5 on this one.
Deni Avidja Draft Position (Over/Under set at 4.5)
We will likely see Deni Avidja be a top-five pick in this draft. The Bulls and Warriors both have a lot of interest inside the top four and could well take him if he is available.
Given that the Golden State Warriors already have Andrew Wiggins at small forward, it’s hard to say what they would do to make him fit.
But sometimes, when you like a guy, you go for it. The Bulls will be paying Otto Porter $28 million after he opted into his contract on Sunday. But given that he is often injured, Avidja could be a good option for them.
Deni will be a top five pick, so make sure to bet the under!