NBA Draft Odds Undergo Massive Shakeup for Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero on Thursday Morning
If you don't want NBA Draft spoilers then you might want to stop reading right now.
Last week's NBA Draft odds on FanDuel Sportsbook already painted a pretty clear picture of the most likely order for the top five picks.
Just one day before the draft there had been some series steam on Paolo Banchero potentially passing Jabari Smith as the favorite to go No. 1 overall, while Chet Holmgren couldn't be ruled out of the conversation either.
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Then Thursday morning rolled around and NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski totally shut down any speculation about the top three picks. Spoiler haters, you've been warned.
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FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA Draft odds quickly shifted to account for this new information, and the betting markets are in total agreement that Woj's report is as trustworthy as it gets.
Jabari Smith is now a prohibitive -3500 favorite to be the No. 1 overall. Chet Holmgren is an equal -3500 to go No. 2, and Paulo Banchero isn't far behind at -2200 to go No. 3.
If you wanted to bet on a shocking move, the odds for the No. 1 overall pick also have Banchero at +400 and Holmgren at +2600. The odds at No. 2 have Smith at +1000 and Banchero at +1200. The odds at No. 3 have Holmgren and Smith both at +1000.
But this picture has been painted pretty clearly, and the real drama of the draft probably won't start until the No. 4 pick.
At No. 4 it's a clear debate between Jaden Ivey (-220) and Keegan Murray (+155), with the No. 5 pick odds favoring Murray (+115) ahead of Bennedict Mathurin (+240), Ivey (+440) and Dyson Daniels (+440).
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