2024-25 NBA Rookie of the Year Opening Odds: Bettors Considering Zach Edey?

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Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
Rookie of the Year Odds

With the NBA Draft in the rearview mirror, there’s no better time to break down 2024-25 NBA Rookie of the Year odds. Wizards forward Alexander Sarr is the consensus favorite, but other players, including Zach Edey, the two-time Wooden Award winner, and Bronny James, are attracting significantly more interest. Here’s the betting market report from BetMGM Sportsbook, among other operators.

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NBA Rookie of the Year odds: Biggest liabilities

Edey, Purdue’s former standout center, is the most bet player to win the NBA Rookie of the Year at BetMGM. His odds sunk from +2500 to +900 in the process. To boot, 74% of the handle is on Edey to win the award, making him the biggest liability in this market.

Oddly enough, the Grizzlies’ eventual first-round pick could’ve been had at plus money to land inside the lottery’s top-10 picks. He was also as high as +2000 to go ninth overall.

Donovan Clingan, Edey’s counterpart in their 2024 national championship matchup, has garnered the third-highest percentage of bets and overall handle. The Portland Trailblazers snagged him with the No. 7 pick. Regarding Clingan’s market interest, he’s behind Edey and Dalton Knecht, the former Tennessee standout who slipped to the Lakers at No. 17 overall.

However, at FanDuel Sportsbook, Bronny James represents the most-bet player to win the 2024-25 NBA Rookie of the Year over the last 24 hours. The Lakers’ second-round selection will play with his father, LeBron James, under ex-podcaster J.J. Reddick’s guidance.

All jokes aside, along with other betting markets, James’ longshot ROY odds are below. FanDuel’s +30000 odds are the best available as of this publication.

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Last Updated on 06.28.2024

Longshots Worth Targeting?

Washington nabbed Carlton “Bub” Carrington with the No. 14 pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. The combo guard was initially announced to the Portland Trail Blazers. However, the Wizards acquired the right to Portland’s selection. His Rookie of the Year odds are as high as +4500 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

The former Pitt guard ranked in the 85th percentile of pick-and-roll frequency as the primary ball-handler (per Synergy). In these situations, he produced an upper-echelon of 0.97 points per possession (PPP). Carrington won ACC Rookie of the Week five times and was named to the league’s all-rookie team.

Since the Wizards have no other point guards under contract, bettors would be wise to monitor Washington’s roster construction. If newly-minted general manager Will Dawkins avoids adding significant depth and Carrington’s price remains near his current odds, I’ll throw some couch change on him to win the ROY award.

Meanwhile, Colorado product Tristan da Silva may see his +10000 odds shrink if he thrives as a bigger wing between the Orlando Magic’s budding Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero.