NBA Draft No. 1 Pick Odds Continue to Favor Anthony Edwards

Zach Brunner
Georgia's Anthony Edwards leads the odds to be the top pick in the NBA Draft.
Georgia's Anthony Edwards leads the odds to be the top pick in the NBA Draft. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

We are at an interesting point in the basketball season, where the NBA is at the All-Star Break and college players begin to set their eyes on the tournament. In both situations, there will be a lot of attention directed toward the future stars of the NBA and their draft stock. Currently, Georgia's Anthony Edwards continues to hold the top odds to be selected first overall (+100), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Edwards, the 6-foot-5-inch freshman for Georgia, has been terrific in his lone college season. He's averaging 19.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Edwards has been even more aggressive as of late, averaging 22.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over his last five games.

Two other top prospects have skipped their college careers or had them cut short and will not be playing in the spotlight that is the NCAA Tournament. This includes LaMelo Ball (+500) and James Wiseman (+155).

Ball, the youngest of the three Ball brothers, had been playing professionally in Australia before an injury. Still, he averaged 23.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.4 assists in his final five games.

Wiseman began the year with Memphis, but he was only able to play in three games, before being suspended for an NCAA violation. He averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in this short sample.

Rounding out the top five in the odds to be selected first overall in the 2020 NBA Draft is North Carolina's Cole Anthony (+380) and Dayton's Obi Toppin (+1000).

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