2017 NBA Draft Position Over/Unders

2017 NBA Draft Position Over/Unders

The 2017 NBA draft commences on Thursday, June 22nd as teams search for the best young talent from the college ranks and international pool. Although fans from across the country will be scouring the internet looking for mock draft predictions for their favorite team, there is a large segment of the population who believe that these mock drafts are typically inaccurate and offer limited insight.

The Boston Celtics initially landed the first overall pick courtesy of their now infamous trade with the Brooklyn Nets which sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn in exchange for salary filler and four future draft picks. However, the Celtics have agreed to send the top overall pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the third overall pick and a future first-rounder. The 76ers are widely expected to take Markelle Fultz with the top pick.

The former Washington star is listed at -8000 to be selected with the first overall pick at BetOnline, while fellow Pac-12 guard Lonzo Ball’s odds of being selected by the Lakers moved from -280 to -1250 following the D’Angelo Russell trade. Many anticipate that the Celtics will select Josh Jackson with the third overall pick, but there aren’t and props on his draft position.

There’s been some debate about whether Jackson is in play for the Lakers, but oddsmakers aren’t sold on this possibility. At the time of publication, the most likely exact draft outcome has Fultz going first, Ball going second and Jackson going third. That exact order would pay out at -185.

On Friday, June 16, BetOnline posted several prop bets for the upcoming NBA draft including draft position over/unders for over a dozen prospects. Based on these props, we were able to create our own mock draft for the 14 lottery picks. Between public money and recent trades, the odds on several props have changed — most notably Duke forward Jayson Tatum who could be an option for the Celtics with the third overall pick.

There should be more prop bets added over the next week which will help more accurately project the first round of the NBA Draft, so be sure to check back before next Thursday.

Jayson Tatum 4.5

  • Over (-195 to +240)
  • Under (+160 to -300)

De’Aaron Fox 4.5 to 5

  • Over (+165 to +125)
  • Under (-205 to +-155)

Jonathan Isaac 6.5

  • Over (+155 to +260)
  • Under (-185 to -350)

Malik Monk 8

  • Over (+120 to -140)
  • Under (-150 to +110)

Dennis Smith 8.5

  • Over (-110)
  • Under (-120)

Frank Ntilikina 9.5

  • Over (+100 to +165)
  • Under (-130 to -205)

Lauri Markkanen 7.5 to 9.5

  • Over (-120 to -115)
  • Under (-110 to -115)

Zach Collins 10.5

  • Over (+125)
  • Under (-155)

Luke Kennard 12.5

  • Over (-115 to +170)
  • Under (-115 to -215)

Donovan Mitchell 13.5

  • Over (-140 to +170)
  • Under (+110 to -215)

John Collins 13.5

  • Over (+145)
  • Under (-175)

Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo 18.5 to 17.5

  • Over (-150 to +100)
  • Under (+120 to -130)

Justin Jackson 19.5

  • Over (-115 to +115)
  • Under (-115 to -145)

T.J. Leaf 19.5

  • Over (-150 to -115)
  • Under (+120 to -115)

Harry Giles 15.5 to 20.5

  • Over (-115 to -110)
  • Under (-115 to 120)

D.J. Wilson 25.5 to 24.5

  • Over (-125 to +140)
  • Under (-105 to -175)

Caleb Swanigan 32.5

  • Over (-115 to -125)
  • Under (-115 to -105)

Sindarius Thornwell 38.5 to 47.5

  • Over (-115 to -130)
  • Under (-115 to +100)

Josh Hart 40.5 to 36.5

  • Over (-115 to +120)
  • Under (-115 to -150)

Frank Mason 49.5 to 48.5

  • Over (+100 to +120)
  • Under (-130 to -150)

There have also been a few props for which player will be selected with specific picks:

Although it could change as new rumors or potential trades emerge, the table below displays our oddsmakers mock draft.

PickTeamPlayer
1Philadelphia 76ersMarkelle Fultz
2Los Angeles LakersLonzo Ball
3Boston CelticsJayson Tatum
4Phoenix SunsJosh Jackson
5Sacramento KingsDe'Aaron Fox
6Orlando MagicJonathan Isaac
7Minnesota TimberwolvesFrank Ntilikina
8New York KnicksMalik Monk
9Dallas MavericksDennis Smith
10Sacramento KingsLauri Markkanen
11Charlotte HornetsZach Collins
12Detroit PistonsLuke Kennard
13Denver NuggetsDonovan Mitchell
14Miami HeatJohn Collins

The 2017-18 NBA season is still months away, but make sure to bookmark our free NBA odds page for the latest lines, public betting trends, injuries, futures and more.

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David Solar

David was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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