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  • Cade Cunningham is the odds-on favorite to go #1 overall; See the odds for picks #2-#4 here as well
  • See the odds for all top prospects to be selected at the top of the Draft

With the NBA returning to a more traditional summer draft following the 2020-21 season, we’ll be tracking the odds for the top prospects to be selected at the top of the Draft.

Odds to Be Selected First Overall in 2021 NBA Draft

  • [July 27] While Cunningham has stayed atop the board and is pretty secure to go first overall, both Jalen Green at #2 and Evan Mobley at #3 have seen their prices shorten significantly to go in those slots as the consensus builds they will be the picks
  • [July 21] Cunningham’s odds have slightly dipped, but his closest competitor Jalen Green has also seen his odds fade to +1500
  • [July 13] With the draft now just weeks away, Cunningham is the runaway favorite to go #1 to Detroit, at odds of -10000. Jalen Green’s odds have shortened to +1000
  • [June 21] While Cunningham remains the overwhelming favorite, Jalen Suggs has risen to 2nd position at odds of +1000 to be the first player selected
  • [May 4] Although the formal draft process has yet to begin, Cade Cunningham has seen his odds to be the first overall pick in 2021 shorten further, now at odds of -500
  • [March 8] With his Oklahoma State Cowboys likely earning a strong seed in the NCAA Tournament, Cunningham remains a heavy odds-on favorite. New players added to the market include Arkansas’ terrific freshman Moses Moody, and departed Duke player Jalen Johnson – who are both at odds of +2000 to go #1
  • [February 12] Cade Cunningham has opened as the heavy -300 favorite to be selected first overall at the 2021 NBA Draft this coming summer. After their debuts with the G-League Ignite squad, Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga are next in the running at odds of +550

2021 NBA 1st Overall Pick Odds

Player Odds
Cade Cunningham -8000
Jalen Green +1500
Evan Mobley +2500
Jalen Suggs +2500
Jonathan Kuminga +10000
Scottie Barnes +10000
James Bouknight +15000
Franz Wagner +40000
Josh Giddey +50000
Davion Mitchell +100000

All odds taken July 27th

Odds to Be Selected 2nd, 3rd & 4th Overall in 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 NBA Draft Order

Pick Team
1 Detroit Pistons
2 Houston Rockets
3 Cleveland Cavaliers
4 Toronto Raptors
5  Orlando Magic
6 Oklahoma City Thunder
7 Golden State Warriors (from Timberwolves)
8 Orlando Magic (from Bulls)
9 Sacramento Kings
10 Memphis Grizzlies
11 Charlotte Hornets
12 San Antonio Spurs
13 Indiana Pacers
14 Golden State Warriors

Last Ten First Overall NBA Draft Picks

Year Player School All-Star Selections
2020 Anthony Edwards Georgia 0
2019 Zion Williamson Duke 0
2018 Deandre Ayton Arizona 0
2017 Markelle Fultz Washington 0
2016 Ben Simmons LSU 1
2015 Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky 2
2014 Andrew Wiggins Kansas 0
2013 Anthony Bennett UNLV 0
2012 Anthony Davis Kentucky 6
2011 Kyrie Irving Duke 6

Archived Draft Rankings Tracker: 2020, 2018

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.