2020 NBA Draft Odds: Prospect Props & Betting Preview
The 2020 NBA Draft will take place on Wednesday night, and as always, it will be one of the most entertaining days of the year, which makes the 2020 NBA Draft odds all the more interesting.
BetRivers.com has a wide variety of 2020 NBA Draft odds and props to bet on, and while the NBA Draft will look and feel a lot different this year, the excitement and draft night chaos is going to be just as crazy as ever.
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Since there seems to be a strong gap between the top three prospects and the rest of the potential lottery picks, we provided a 2020 NBA Draft odds breakdown of LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, and Anthony Edwards separately. You can read it right here.
Outside of the top 3 picks, the 2020 NBA Draft could go in a wide variety of directions given the lack of scouting material that conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament provide.
Longtime national college basketball writer Rob Dauster provides an in-depth look at the players outside the top three worth wagering on come Wednesday night.
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2020 NBA DRAFT ODDS: Rest of the Draft
BIG TEN OVER 1.5 PLAYERS DRAFTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (+205)
Jalen Smith from Maryland seems like a pretty safe bet to go in the first round, so what this comes down to is whether or not you believe a team will take either Xavier Tillman or Daniel Oturu — or maybe Cassius Winston, although I do think that’s a little unlikely at this point — in the first round of the draft.
I love Tillman. I think that getting him in the 20s will be an absolute steal. But I also realize that NBA teams are not always looking to draft a guy that will max out at being a role player in the 20s, so maybe I’m bias here. But to get better than 2:1 odds on just one team viewing Tillman through the same lens that I view him is well worth the value, especially when you consider that you also have bet equity with Oturu and potentially Winston going in the first round.
OVER 4.5 FRESHMEN GOING IN THE TOP TEN (+180)
The price is right for this prop as well. We know that Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman are going to go in the top three. That’s two. We know that Onyeka Okongwu is going to go in the top ten. That’s three. Patrick Williams has been one of the draft’s biggest risers and is not projected to go at No. 7 by both ESPN and The Athletic. That’s four. And then there’s Isaac Okoro, who could end up going anywhere from fourth to the late lottery.
But at (+180), the price is right. This line seems like it should be closer to (+120).
SADDIQ BEY OVER 14.5 (+107)
This is where things get a little complicated because I absolutely love Saddiq Bey as a pro. He’s a 6-foot-8 defensive menace that shot 45 percent from three this past season, played the point when he was in high school, and comes from a Villanova program that has become one of the best at churning out NBA role players over the course of the last five years.
Think about it. Ryan Arcidiacono. Josh Hart. Donte Divincenzo. Eric Paschall. Jalen Brunson. Mikal Bridges. When you go to Villanova, you learn how to play the game the NBA way.
That said, there’s nothing sexy about Bey’s game. He is what he is: A potential 3-and-D prospect where the concerns about his lateral quickness leave teams questioning whether or not he can actually guard NBA guards. There’s a difference between being, say, Danny Green and Trevor Ariza, and being the next Robert Covington. I would not be shocked to see him fall out of the lottery, which is why I think getting plus money has value.
DENI AVDIJA OVER 4.5 (+100)
At this point, I think we know who the top three picks are going to be, right?
Deni probably isn’t cracking that list.
This means that his ceiling is probably the fourth pick. Now, to be fair, there is a very real chance that he does go fourth overall. Arturas Karnisovas is the new Bulls GM, and there aren’t many people that are better connected in Europe than he is. He knows what Avdija is as a player. But we also thought the same thing when Phoenix hired Luka Doncic’s national team coach, and look at what happened there.
And that’s to say nothing about the potential that Chicago moves this pick.
The 2020 NBA Draft takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 18. The 2020 NBA Draft will be broadcast on ESPN and streaming on the ESPN App.
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2020 NBA Draft Order:
1. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Golden State Warriors
3. Charlotte Hornets
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Cleveland Cavaliers
6. Atlanta Hawks
7. Detroit Pistons
8. New York Knicks
9. Washington Wizards
10. Phoenix Suns
11. San Antonio Spurs
12. Sacramento Kings
13. New Orleans Pelicans
14. Boston Celtics (Via Grizzlies)
15. Orlando Magic
16. Portland Trail Blazers
17. Minnesota Timberwolves (via Nets)
18. Dallas Mavericks
19. Brooklyn Nets (via 76ers)
20. Miami Heat
21. Philadelphia 76ers (via Thunder)
22. Denver Nuggets (via Rockets)
23. Utah Jazz
24. Milwaukee Bucks (via Pacers)
25. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Rockets)
26. Boston Celtics
27. New York Knicks (via Clippers)
28. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Lakers)
29. Toronto Raptors
30. Boston Celtics (via Bucks)