Last Updated on November 18, 2020

The 2020 NBA Draft is just a day away and there is still some uncertainty when it comes to the first-overall pick. LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards are the two favorites with James Wiseman as another possibility. With that said, this year is much tougher to predict than previous years when there was a consensus at the top.

These odds are shifting daily. While LaMelo Ball is still the slight favorite to go No. 1 at -115, Anthony Edwards is making a strong push. The Georgia product is at -106 odds and the public is going big with their bets on Edwards.

Although he is only accounting for 23% of all bet tickets, Edwards is bringing in more of the total handle (40%) than any other player. Ball has more bet tickets than any other player at 30%, but he trails Edwards in terms of the total handle at 40%.

Wiseman is falling out of the running, but at +900 it would be unwise to rule him out. As recently as a few days ago, Wiseman was listed at +600.

However, there is still the potential for a trade to go down and completely turn this draft on its head. The Minnesota Timberwolves have Karl-Anthony Towns at center. Therefore, drafting Wiseman would be redundant, but if a team really wants the big man, the Timberwolves appear to be open to a trade.

Obi Toppin and Deni Avdija are both listed at +20000 to go first overall right now. They appear to be longshots, but again, this draft could be very unpredictable. Crazier things have happened. Toppin and Avdija combine to account for just 7% of the total handle put down on this market.

All betting odds and splits are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

1st Overall NBA Draft Pick Betting Odds & Splits

NBA #1 Overall Pick Splits

Handle Rank

Team

Odds

% of Handle

% of Bets

1

Anthony Edwards

-220

40%

37%

2

LaMelo Ball

+184

29%

23%

3

James Wiseman

+785

13%

12%

4

Obi Toppin

+10000

7%

7%

5

Deni Avdija

+5000

5%

3%

6

Killian Hayes

+10000

1%

2%

7

Cole Anthony

+30000

1%

2%

8

Onyeka Okongwu

+20000

1%

2%

9

Payton Pritchard

+100000

1%

1%

10

RJ Hampton

+30000

<1%

1%

Provided by DraftKings Sportsbook