2017 NBA Draft Prop Bets

2017 NBA Draft Prop Bets

On Thursday, June 22, the 2017 NBA Draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is one of the most exciting events on the sports calendar, but also one of the most unpredictable. Offshore sportsbooks posted odds on the number one overall pick several months ago, but on Sunday, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook posted several prop bets for the upcoming draft.

The list below displays some of the latest props along with the eligible prospects from each school.

Duke players drafted in the 1st round (Jayson Tatum, Luke Kennard, Harry Giles, Frank Jackson)

  • Over 3.5 (+145)
  • Under 3.5 (-165)

Gonzaga players drafted overall (Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss, Jordan Mathews)

  • Over 1.5 (+110)
  • Under 1.5 (-130)

Kansas players drafted overall (Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III, Landen Lucas)

  • Over 1.5 (-240)
  • Under 1.5 (+200)

Kentucky players drafted in the 1st round (De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, Isaiah Briscoe, Isaac Humphries)

  • Over 2.5 (-300)
  • Under 2.5 (+250)

Oregon players drafted overall (Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey, Dillon Brooks, Chris Boucher)

  • Over 2.5 (-300)
  • Under 2.5 (+250)

UCLA players drafted in the 1st round (Lonzo Ball, Ike Anigbogu, TJ Leaf)

  • Over 2.5 (-400)
  • Under 2.5 (+250)

Which school will have more players drafted overall?

  • Oregon (+200)
  • UCLA (-240)

Which school will have more players drafted overall?

  • Indiana (-300)
  • South Carolina (+250)

In terms of early value, there are a few wagers that jump off the board starting with Kentucky Under 2.5 players selected in the first round. Based on consensus rankings, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk are locks to be selected in the lottery, which means this prop comes down to Adebayo, Briscoe, and Humphries.

I’m fairly certain that Briscoe and Humphries will go undrafted and although many mock drafts have Adebayo listed as a mid-first round pick, I’m less confident about his potential. Although he has the length and athleticism to be successful, Adebayo is still raw and he’s the type of old school center that is being phased out of the league. Adebayo isn’t an elite rebounder and profiles as an energy big man off the bench at the NBA level.

I wouldn’t be shocked if somebody takes a flier on Bam in the late first round, but I still think there’s value on Under 2.5 given the +250 juice currently available. That said, Kentucky is one of the nation’s most public teams and you can likely get a better price by waiting until closer to the draft.

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What do you think? Are any of these props offering value? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

David Solar

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

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