Last Updated on November 5, 2020

  • The 2020 NBA Draft will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
  • Anthony Edwards is listed as over-under 1.5 pick for the player draft position.
  • Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

The NBA Draft is creeping closer and will finally arrive on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Of course, the draft would’ve normally been months ago, but in this pandemic-impacted year, nothing has been normal whatsoever.

While DraftKings Sportsbook has provided the odds for the No. 1 overall pick (with Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards leading the charge), they’ve also provided player draft positions, deciphering if a player will go before or after a certain selection.

And just like the No. 1 pick odds suggest, DraftKings has Edwards hovering around that top choice.

Disclaimer: “Over” means a pick after the listed draft position, while “under” means a pick before that listed position.

LaMelo Ball Over 2.5 (+180) Under 2.5 (-225)
James Wiseman Over 2.5 (-225) Under 2.5 (+180)
Anthony Edwards Over 1.5 (+187) Under 1.5 (-235)
Obi Toppin Over 4.5 (-118) Under 4.5 (-104)

 

Anthony Edwards hovering around the top spot

It’s clear the oddsmakers believe the Georgia standout possesses the best chance to go No. 1 overall, considering they have his over-under draft position at 1.5. They feel the same way for the No. 1 pick odds as well, placing Edwards at -235 in those regards. There’s a good chance Edwards could find his way to Minnesota — the Timberwolves possess the No. 1 pick after going 19-45 this past season. Nonetheless, despite the fact that going No. 1 overall would be a dream come true, Edwards may be better off going No. 2 and finding himself a part of the Golden State Warriors.

 

LaMelo Ball favored over James Wiseman at No. 2

Despite James Wiseman’s sheer talent, oddsmakers feel LaMelo Ball will be selected at No. 2 over the former Memphis Tiger. Ball is currently -225 to be picked before 2.5 and +180 to be selected after, while Wiseman is vice versa in those regards. Nonetheless, it’s unclear if the Warriors would select a player like Ball, considering they already employ a superstar point guard in Steph Curry. Nonetheless, anything could occur on draft night, so we’ll see.

 

Obi Toppin hovering around the No. 4-5 spots

Obi Toppin is tied for the fifth-best odds to go No. 1 overall on DraftKings Sportsbook —  he and Killian Hayes are both +10000. Thus, it makes sense why oddsmakers have the Dayton forward at over-under pick No. 4.5.

This places Toppin right around the time the Chicago Bulls (No. 4) and Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 5 ) choose. I can’t see him slipping down the board to the point where he falls into the Knicks’ hands at No. 8, but again, anything can occur on draft night, whether it’s a surprise pick or a big trade.