The 2019 NBA Draft is finally upon us. Duke’s Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett along with Murray State’s Ja Morant appear to be set as the top three picks in this year’s draft, while the rest of the first round could get pretty interesting.
FanDuel Sportsbook released a bunch of draft odds in anticipation of this year’s draft. They include 1st overall pick odds, draft positions, and various other pick specials.
1st Overall Pick
No earth-shattering news here. Zion’s going to New Orleans, and it’s reflected here like in all of the other major sportsbooks. FanDuel Sportsbook is just slightly lower, as most have the odds of Zion being taken first overall at +10000.
Player Draft Position
|Cam Reddish||8+ (-235)||1-7 (+162)|
|Coby White||1-6 (-108)||7+ (-118)|
|Darius Garland||1-5 (-455)||6+ (+325)|
|De'Andre Hunter||1-5 (-102)||6+ (-126)|
|Jarrett Culver||1-5 (-176)||6+ (+138)|
|Brandon Clarke||1-13 (+112)||14+ (-142)|
|Jaxson Hayes||1-11 (-310)||12+ (+225)|
|Keldon Johnson||1-19 (-108)||20+ (-118)|
|Nickeil Alexander-Walker||1-15 (+128)||16+ (-164)|
|Romeo Langford||1-16 (-164)||17+ (+126)|
|Rui Hachimura||1-13 (-192)||14+ (+150)|
|Sekou Doumbouya||1-9 (-126)||10+ (-102)|
|Kevin Porter Jr||1-21 (-160)||22+ (+126)|
|Goga Bitadze||1-17 (-112)||18+ (-112)|
|Nassir Little||1-12 (-170)||13+ (+110)|
|Tyler Herro||1-18 (-320)||19+ (+210)|
There are a couple of odds worth noting here. For one, Darius Garland could very well fall to the Phoenix Suns at 6. If the Pelicans do pick at No. 4, they’d most likely pick a wing like Jarrett Culver since they already have Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball set to lead their back court. Plus the Cavs are also in the market for a wing (De’Andre Hunter) at pick No. 5 with Collin Sexton primed to be their starting point guard for the foreseeable future. That would then leave the Suns, the most point guard-hungry team in the league, with Garland available at No. 6.
In addition, there are reports that the Pacers attempted to schedule a workout and meeting with Keldon Johnson, but were told he might be gone before Indiana’s 18th pick. So Johnson’s stock has evidently been rising of late.
Also, Kevin Porter Jr. could fall late into the first round, with many teams questioning his maturity following a suspension this past season due to an undisclosed issue.
Top 10 Specials (Number of Players Drafted in the Top 10)
|Category||Amount||Over Odds||Under Odds|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||1.5||+240||-370|
It’s looking as though six freshmen will be picked in the top 10 this year, barring any draft day trades. Those six are Zion, RJ, Darius Garland, Coby White, Cam Reddish, and Jaxson Hayes.
The NBA draft is always one of the most exciting events in basketball, and FanDuel Sportsbook is certainly making the most of it. You don’t want to miss out!