Odds-makes expect NBA picks traded … not stars

JUNE 22 2016Thursday night’s NBA Draft isn’t exactly a star-studded affair. Fortunately, the bookmakers at www.SportsBettingDime.com have unleashed a suite of betting props to keep the evening interesting Everyone knows LSU’s Ben Simmons is the prohibitively-priced favorite (1/8) to be selected No. 1 overall by the 76ers followed by the Lakers taking Brandon Ingram of Duke at No. 2.

Then, the drama begins… Domantas Sabonis (7/1) is favored to be the last player left in the green room; Buddy Hield (over/under 5.5) is expected to be gone by pick 6 while Denzel Valentine (over/under 18.5) will have a much longer wait; Jamal Murray (9/4) might fall the most among the top 10 while Dejounte Murray (13/4) is favored to rise the most from the players not ranked in the Top 10; and although all of the teams with multiple #1 picks are expected to make trades, the many rumored NBA veterans changing teams by draft night is unlikely with only Jahlil Okafor (5/3) and Serge Ibaka (7/4) being better than 2/1.

Here’s a look at all of the NBA Draft props from the odds-makers at SportsBettingDime.com https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/nba-draft-odds-the-quicker-sixer-fixer/


Odds to be the no. 1 overall pick
Ben Simmons (LSU): 1/8
Brandon Ingram (Duke): 17/2
FIELD: 200/1

Odds to be the last player left in the green room

Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga): 7/1
Deyonta Davis (MSU): 15/2
Jakob Poeltl (Utah): 15/2
Henry Ellenson (Marquette): 8/1
Wade Baldwin (Vanderbilt): 9/1
Marquese Chriss (Washington): 11/1
Skal Labissiere (Kentucky): 11/1

Over/under on draft position for…

Buddy Hield (Oklahoma): 5.5
Jamal Murray (Kentucky): 5.5
Jaylen Brown (Cal):8.5
Denzel Valentine (MSU): 18.5
Thon Maker (Australia/Canada): 23.5

Odds on which projected top-ten pick (per CBS’ mock draft) will fall the furthest

Jamal Murray (Kentucky): 9/4
Dragan Bender (Croatia): 3/1
Marquese Chriss (Washington): 7/2

Odds on which projected non-top-ten pick (per CBS’ mock draft) will rise the highest

Dejounte Murray (Washington) : 13/4
Taurean Prince (Baylor): 13/4
Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga): 5/1

Over/under on the number of seniors drafted in the first round: 4

Over/under on the number of international players drafted in the first round: 5.5

Odds the San Antonio Spurs select an international player with their first pick in the draft: 4/3

Over/under on the number of Kentucky Wildcats drafted in the first round: 2.5

Odds of the following players being traded before/during the draft

Jahlil Okafor (76ers): 5/3
Serge Ibaka (Thunder): 7/4
Kevin Love (Cavaliers): 3/1
Derrick Rose (Bulls): 13/2
Jimmy Butler (Bulls): 7/1
Brook Lopez (Nets): 10/1
DeMarcus Cousins (Kings): 12/1

Odds the following teams trade (at least one of) their first-round picks before the beginning of the second-round

Philadelphia 76ers: 1/3
Phoenix Suns: 1/3
Boston Celtics: 2/5
Denver Nuggets: 1/2
Minnesota Timberwolves: 4/1
Milwaukee Bucks: 7/1

Odds the Brooklyn Nets trade for a first-round pick: 1/1

Odds the New York Knicks trade back into the draft: 19/4

Odds Adam Silver will be _______ upon his first appearance on the stage
Golf clapped: 1/1
Aggressively booed: 7/5
Enthusiastically cheered: 9/1

Over/under on the number of first-round picks Nike will sign to shoe deals: 16.5

Over/under on the number of times Jay Bilas uses the term “upside” in relation to a prospect: 35.5

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