NBA Draft Betting Guide

Odds, Mock Draft, And Strategy

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Draft day has arrived and oddsmakers have set prices on “who will be drafted No. 1 overall?” and where certain players will land.

The consensus No. 1 overall pick for the 2021 draft is Cade Cunningham, a one-and-done star from Oklahoma State who has been tabbed as the next supersized point guard with elite leadership skills since he enrolled at IMG Academy a few years ago.

Other top prospects include Evan Mobley, a 7-footer with ball skills out of USC, and Jalen Green, an explosive combo guard who spent the last year in the G-League (as did 6-foot-8 wing Jonathan Kuminga). Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs, UConn guard James Bouknight, and Florida State forward Scottie Barnes – who played with Cunningham at IMG – are also projected to go in the top 10.

2021 NBA Draft odds: No. 1 overall pick

NBA Draft odds have been posted at select US sportsbooks. Check out the odds below and click on the price(s) to wager now.

No. 1 Overall Pick
No. 2 Overall Pick
No. 3 Overall Pick

Cade Cunningham
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-8000
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-6000
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-5000
Jalen Green
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+1600
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+1200
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+1400
Evan Mobley
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+2500
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+2300
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+2200
Jalen Suggs
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+3500
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+5000
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+2500
Jonathan Kuminga
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+10000
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+9000
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+5000
Scottie Barnes
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+10000
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+9000
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+5000
James Bouknight
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+15000
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OTB
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+20000
Franz Wagner
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+40000
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OTB
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+10000

Jalen Green
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-650
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-550
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-350
Evan Mobley
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+450
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+430
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+250
Jalen Suggs
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+900
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+800
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+800
Cade Cunningham
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+2200
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+1600
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+3500
Scottie Barnes
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+3000
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+6000
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+2500
James Bouknight
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+4000
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+2900
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+2500
Jonathan Kuminga
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+5500
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+2900
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+10000
Franz Wagner
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+10000
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+9500
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+10000

Evan Mobley
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-450
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-370
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-200
Jalen Green
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+400
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+430
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+250
Jalen Suggs
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+500
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+500
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+400
Scottie Barnes
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+1200
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+1600
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+1100
James Bouknight
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+2000
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OTB
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+15000
Jonathan Kuminga
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+5000
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+2300
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+1200
Franz Wagner
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+10000
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+9500
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+10000
Cade Cunningham
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+10000
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+6000
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+10000

2021 NBA Draft props

Sportsbooks have many props available for the 2021 NBA Draft. Here are some highlights.

DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Player to be drafted in the top 10: Ex. James Bouknight is -380 to be drafted in the top 10, while Keon Johnson is +115.
  • Player draft position: Ex. The over/under on Franz Wagner draft position is 9.5.
  • First to be drafted: Ex. Isaiah Jackson -115 vs. Ziaire Williams -115

DraftKings Sportsbook betting is available by going here.

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Player draft position: Ex. The over/under on Davion Mitchell draft position is 10.5

FanDuel Sportsbook betting is available by going here.

TheLines NBA Mock Draft

Here is our latest NBA Mock Draft.

PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
1Detroit PistonsCade CunninghamPG/SGOklahoma State
2Houston RocketsJalen GreenSGG-League
3Cleveland CavaliersEvan MobleyPF/CUSC
4Toronto RaptorsJalen SuggsPGGonzaga
5Orlando MagicScottie BarnesSF/PFFlorida State
6Oklahoma City ThunderJames BouknightSGUConn
7Golden State WarriorsDavion MitchellPGBaylor
8Orlando MagicFranz WagnerSFMichigan
9Sacramento KingsMoses MoodySGArkansas
10New Orleans PelicansJonathan KumingaSFG-League
11Charlotte HornetsJalen JohnsonSF Duke
12San Antonio SpursKai JonesCTexas
13Indiana PacersJosh GiddeyPGAustralia
14Golden State WarriorsTrey MurphySFVirginia
15Washington WizardsZiaire WilliamsSGStanford
16Oklahoma City ThunderKeon JohnsonSGTennessee
17Memphis GrizzliesAyo DosunmuPGIllinois
18Oklahoma City ThunderCorey KispertSFGonzaga
19New York KnicksCameron ThomasSGLSU
20Atlanta HawksJosh ChristopherSGArizona State
21New York KnicksChris DuarteSG Oregon
22LA LakersMiles McBridePGWest Virginia
23Houston RocketsUsman GarubaPFSpain
24Houston RocketsJared ButlerSGBaylor
25LA ClippersJoel AyayiSGGonzaga
26Denver NuggetsNah'Shon HylandSGVCU
27Brooklyn NetsBJ BostonSGKentucky
28Philadelphia 76ersJaden SpringerSGTennessee
29Phoenix SunsIsaiah ToddPFG-League
30Utah JazzAlperen SengunPFTurkey

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How to bet on the NBA Draft

The primary way to bet on the NBA Draft is to take a proposition or “prop” bet on when a player will be drafted. The most popular prop is which player will be taken 1st overall, with varying odds at different sportsbooks.

If a player is slated with -150 odds to be selected first overall, that means a bettor would have to wager $15 to profit $10 if the player is selected first. If an underdog with +300 odds is taken first overall, a bettor who backed that player would profit $45 on a $15 bet.