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  • Track the draft odds for the NBA’s top prospects in the 2020 Draft  
  • See how their odds to be selected in the top five fluctuate throughout the season
  • View players individually or contrasted against their peers

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

  • [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 +225
Deni Avdija +800
Obi Toppin +1000
Killian Hayes +1500
RJ Hampton +1800
Onyeka Okongwu +2800
Cole Anthony +3000

All odds taken June 17th

NBA Draft Odds for Picks 2-5

2020 NBA Draft Odds

Second Overall Pick Odds
James Wiseman +140
LaMelo Ball +200
Anthony Edwards +210
Deni Avdija +750
Obi Toppin +900
Third Overall Pick Odds
LaMelo Ball +150
Deni Avdija +225
James Wiseman +250
Anthony Edwards +600
Obi Toppin +600
Killian Hayes +1200
Onyeka Okongwu +1500
RJ Hampton +1500
Fourth Overall Pick Odds
Deni Avdija +200
LaMelo Ball +300
Obi Toppin +300
James Wiseman +600
Onyeka Okongwu +750
Cole Anthony +800
Anthony Edwards +1000
Killian Hayes +1000
RJ Hampton +1400
Fifth Overall Pick Odds
Obi Toppin +225
Deni Avdija +350
Cole Anthony +400
Onyeka Okongwu +450
LaMelo Ball +600
James Wiseman +750
RJ Hampton +900
Killian Hayes +1000

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.

Projected NBA Draft Lottery

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

*Projected lottery via NBADraft.net

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.