The NBA Draft’s Top 15 Picks Based On Betting Odds

  • Cade Cunningham has -8000 odds to be selected first overall in the NBA Draft.
  • The top five draft picks are seemingly set with the excitement starting at No. 6.

BROOKLYN – The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday in Barclay’s Center. As the draft has gotten closer more and more mock drafts have been released explaining each and every possibility.

For those betting on the NBA Draft, here is the projected outcome based on the sportsbooks’ odds.

How The Odds Project The First 15 Draft Selections

There are plenty of NBA Draft betting lines available on online sportsbooks that when combined together provide a solid outlook on the most likely outcome of the 2021 NBA Draft.

No. 1 – Detroit Pistons – Cade Cunningham – Oklahoma State

Cade Cunningham has been the favorite to be the top draft pick since he was a high school recruit. With the draft under 12 hours away, he’s thought of as a near-lock to be the first name called by commissioner Adam Silver.

Betting Odds: Cade Cunningham No. 1 Overall (-8000)

No. 2 – Houston Rockets – Jalen Green – G-League

Jalen Green decided to skip college and play in the G-League and suffice to say it has worked out for him as he’s the clear favorite to be selected second.

Betting Odds: Jalen Green No. 2 Overall (-500)

No. 3 – Cleveland Cavaliers – Evan Mobley – USC

In the third spot there is, once again, a heavy favorite to be picked. Evan Mobley’s odds suggest he is overwhelmingly considered the third draftee by sports betting sites.

Betting Odds: Evan Mobley No. 3 Overall (-400)

No. 4 – Toronto Raptors – Jalen Suggs – Gonzaga

Jalen Suggs hit one of the biggest shots in NCAA Tournament history in the Final Four, but is drawing comparisons to Jason Kidd for his entire body of work. He’s favored to be the fourth name read at the draft.

Betting Odds: Jalen Suggs No. 4 Overall (-200)

No. 5 – Orlando Magic – Scottie Barnes – Florida State

Scottie Barnes is considered one of the prospects with the most upside in the draft. He’s projected to remain in the state of Florida as the Orlando Magic are projected to select him.

Betting Odds: Scottie Barnes No. 5 Overall (-225)

No. 6 – Oklahoma City Thunder – James Bouknight – UConn

James Bouknight averaged 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in his sophomore season, a performance deserving of being the sixth overall pick according to NBA betting sites.

Betting Odds: James Bouknight Draft Position Under 7.5 (-250)

No. 7 – Golden State Warriors – Jonathan Kuminga – G-League

Jonathan Kuminga was another top prospect to skip college and his draft stock was not altered by doing so. He’s slated to be the seventh pick in the draft.

Betting Odds: Jonathan Kuminga Draft Position Over/Under 7 (-120/-120)

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No. 8 – Orlando Magic – Franz Wagner – Michigan

Franz Wagner is expected to join his brother, Moritz Wagner, on the Orlando Magic by being selected at No. 8.

Betting Odds: Franz Wagner Draft Position Under 9 (-130)

No. 9 – Sacramento Kings – Josh Giddey – Australia

Josh Giddey is getting a lot of late action and is projected to be the first international prospect selected in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Betting Odds: Josh Giddey Draft Position Over/Under 10 (-120/-120)

No. 10 – New Orleans Pelicans – Moses Moody – Arkansas

Moses Moody could be swapped with the No. 9 overall pick as the odds seem to indicate a bit of uncertainty in the 9-11 range.

Betting Odds: Moses Moody Draft Position Under 11.5 (-160)

No. 11 – Charlotte Hornets – Alperen Sengun – Turkey

The second international draftee is expected to be Alperen Sengun out of Turkey. Sengun has picked up a lot of hype leading up the draft which leaves him projected to go around the No. 11 spot.

Betting Odds: Alperen Sengun Draft Position Under 12 (-140)

No. 12 – San Antonio Spurs – Davion Mitchell – Baylor

Davion Mitchell may be staying in the state of Texas as his draft position odds set him up to be selected by the San Antonio Spurs. Plus, his fundamentally sound game fits Popovich well.

Betting Odds: Davion Mitchell Draft Position Under 12.5 (-120)

No. 13 – Indiana Pacers – Corey Kispert – Gonzaga

Corey Kispert would be the second Gonzaga product to be taken in the lottery, which he is in fact expected to be.

Betting Odds: Corey Kispert Draft Position Under 14 (-150)

No. 14 – Golden State Warriors – Kai Jones – Texas

Kai Jones is slated to be the last pick of the lottery to the Golden State Warriors. This pick is also heavily impacted by what the Warriors decide to do at No. 7.

Betting Odds: Kai Jones Draft Position Under 14.5 (-130)

No. 15 – Washington Wizards – Keon Johnson – Tennessee

Keon Johnson could find himself falling out of the lottery, but it wouldn’t be by much. Unfortunately, sportsbooks place Johnson as the first selection post-lottery.

Betting Odds: Keon Johnson Draft Position Over/Under 15 (-120/-120)