LaMelo Ball Projected 1st In Draft, Are His Odds Worth Taking?

  • Bleacher Report’s latest mock draft now has LaMelo Ball as the number one overall pick.
  • LaMelo Ball has +275 odds at being drafted first overall in the NBA Draft.

CHINO HILLS, Calif. – Some big news is coming out of the latest Bleacher Report NBA mock draft that bettors should be taking note of.

It is that LaMelo Ball is now considered the number one overall pick in their latest mock draft.

Online sportsbooks currently have LaMelo Ball’s odds of going first listed at +275 and those odds have stayed the same since they first opened back in May.

2020 NBA Draft – 1st Overall Pick

  • Anthony Edwards -115
  • James Wiseman +210
  • LaMelo Ball +275
  • Onyeka Okongwu +700
  • Obi Toppin +1000
  • Deni Avdija +2000

With Ball’s NBA odds staying the same as they continue to favor Anthony Edwards, bettors can no strongly consider Ball when betting on who the number one overall pick.

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This would be a great bet to make considering that one of the most reliable sources in Bleacher Report is backing up Melo being taken first overall.

Something else that backs up LaMelo’s odds on online sportsbooks is that he actually has an advantage over the rest of the prospects – he has been playing professionally since 2017 when he played in Lithuania.

Ball continued to play professionally as he played in Australia for arguably the toughest league outside of the NBA (the NBL) where he averaged 17 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 6.8 apg.

Not to take anything away from Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman as bettors can certainly take the chance and bet on them as well, but with Ball having the latest mock draft backing up his odds, bettors would be met with a decent payout here for a player that deserves the top spot.