2023 NBA Draft Betting Predictions

2023 NBA Draft Betting Predictions

The NBA season is over, but you can still bet on futures. I’d hold out until free agency and after the draft, when trades will be made. The 2023 NBA Draft goes on June 22 and unlike the NFL, the entire two-round process will end in one day. You can still bet on the first pick, player draft position and other selections in several different sports books.

(from Draft Kings)

First Overall pick

Victor Wembanyama -20000 San Antonio Spurs

At 7-5 with skills, this lengthy Frenchman is considered the best prospect since LeBron James. Yes, he needs to add weight and the only other worry here is that very tall players tend wind up with physical issues down the line. But if he gets stronger and last until his early thirties, the Spurs will wind up winning a few titles.

Third Overall pick

Scoot Henderson -170 Portland Trailblazers

Portland has the third pick and apparently, they want point guard Scoot Henderson. Brandon Miller is expected to go second to Charlotte, who does not need another big point guard with LaMelo Ball in the fold.

Fourth Overall Pick

Cam Whitmore +180 Houston Rockets

The athletic wing from Villanova could go here over Amen Thompson due to his upside as a scorer. Thompson has a crooked shot and that could scare off teams like Houston.

Fifth Overall Pick

Jarace Walker +380 Detroit Pistons

This is where it gets tough because Detroit just drafted Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey. Adding a rebounder like Walker, who is 6-7, but has a 7-3 wingspan, could be a nice fit with 6-10 Jalen Duren.

Draft Position (best values)

Grady Dick
Under 10.5 +125

Jordan Hawkins

Under 14.5 +145

Taylor Hendricks

Over 8.5 +110

Who will be drafted first?

Ausar Thompson vs. Jarace Walker

Jarace Walker +150

Jordan Hawkins vs. Keyonte George

Jordan Hawkins +115

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