FanDuel Sportsbook Releases NBA Draft Betting Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook Has Released Betting Odds for the NBA Draft
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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

PlayerOdds
Zion Williamson-8000
Ja Morant+1200
RJ Barrett+1400
Jarrett Culver+2600
Darius Garland+3300
Cam Reddish+4500

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

PlayerPicks (Odds) 
Cam Reddish8+ (-235)1-7 (+162)
Coby White1-6 (-108)7+ (-118)
Darius Garland1-5 (-455)6+ (+325)
De'Andre Hunter1-5 (-102)6+ (-126)
Jarrett Culver1-5 (-176)6+ (+138)
Brandon Clarke1-13 (+112)14+ (-142)
Jaxson Hayes1-11 (-310)12+ (+225)
Keldon Johnson1-19 (-108)20+ (-118)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker1-15 (+128)16+ (-164)
Romeo Langford1-16 (-164)17+ (+126)
Rui Hachimura1-13 (-192)14+ (+150)
Sekou Doumbouya1-9 (-126)10+ (-102)
Kevin Porter Jr1-21 (-160)22+ (+126)
Goga Bitadze1-17 (-112)18+ (-112)
Nassir Little1-12 (-170)13+ (+110)
Tyler Herro1-18 (-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)

CategoryAmountOver OddsUnder Odds
Gonzaga Bulldogs0.5+190-280
North Carolina Tar Heels1.5+240-370
Freshmen5.5-230+130

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!

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2 Comments

  • Tiger Beat Truther June 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Welcome to CB. Quick overview: people read this site for the comments and the betting posts tend not to attract much. I guess this is what they make the interns do. Hopefully you never need to kover Kevy’s shifts over on the Tiger Beat. Anyway good luck.

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  • Check your work June 20, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    +10000 odds of Zion going 1st overall, may need to jump on that.

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