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Since odds opened in late October, we will track the odds for this season’s top prospects to be selected with the first in the 2020 NBA Draft. We’ve also began tracking the odds for all prospects available to be drafted in the top five of the draft.

Which player is favored to go #1 on October 15th in the COVID-affected draft? See the odds below

Odds to Be Selected First Overall in 2020 NBA Draft

  • [August 21] Edwards is now odds-on favorite to be selected #1 overall by the lottery winning Minnesota Timberwolves whenever the draft occurs this Fall, as he is the wing slashed the team could use around D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns
  • [June 17] Anthony Edwards remains favored, but the field is now much more wide open with the draft being pushed back into October with the COVID-19 pandemic altered season schedule
  • [May 19] While both the Draft Lottery and Combine have been pushed back amidst uncertainty of when the season will restart, Anthony Edwards is now a slight odds on favorite to go #1, at an average of -102
  • [April 28] While uncertainty with the draft process remains, the field of options to go with the to pick has widened, now including French prospect Killian Hayes, USC’s Onyeka Okongwu & Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton
  • [March 31] With the abrupt end of the CBB season and the NBA in suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s Anthony Edwards has become the favorite to go #1 overall
  • [January 3] Despite leaving Memphis in season to train for the draft and hire an agent, Wiseman remains the odds-on favorite as -125
  • [October 24] James Wiseman has opened as the favorite to be selected first in next year’s draft at -140

2020 NBA 1st Overall Pick Odds

Player Odds
Anthony Edwards -110
James Wiseman +200
LaMelo Ball +300
Deni Avdija +1300
Obi Toppin +1300
Killian Hayes +2500
Cole Anthony +4000
Onyeka Okongwu +4000
Isaac Okoro +5000

All odds taken August 21st

NBA Draft Odds for Picks 2 and 3

2020 NBA Draft Odds

Second Overall Pick Odds
James Wiseman +125
LaMelo Ball +125
Anthony Edwards +200
Deni Avdija +1200
Obi Toppin +1200
Killian Hayes +2200
Third Overall Pick Odds
LaMelo Ball +125
James Wiseman +125
Anthony Edwards +375
Deni Avdija +750
Obi Toppin +750
Killian Hayes +1500
Onyeka Okongwu +1500
RJ Hampton +1500

LaMelo Ball looks destined to go within the top five, joined alongside by Israeli national Deni Avdija, former Memphis center James Wiseman and Dayton’s Obi Toppin.

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2020 NBA Draft Lottery Order

Pick Team
1 Minnesota Timberwolves
2 Golden State Warriors
3 Charlotte Hornets
4 Chicago Bulls
5 Cleveland Cavaliers
6 Atlanta Hawks
7 Detroit Pistons
8 New York Knicks
9 Washington Wizards
10 Phoenix Suns
11 San Antonio Spurs
12 Sacramento Kings
13 New Orleans Pelicans
14 Boston Celtics (from Memphis)

Last 10 Number 1 Picks

Year Player School All-Star Selections
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
2010 John Wall Kentucky 5

Although No. 1 overall selections usually work out for their respective franchises, there’s one Anthony Bennett for every three Anthony Davis’. With Zion Williamson yet to debut, we will have to wait to make a firm judgement on how the Pelicans look heading into this coming year’s draft.

Archived Draft Rankings Tracker: 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.