Within the lead as much as the 2020 NBA draft, the betting odds for the No. 1 choice have swung closely in favor of Georgia guard Anthony Edwards.
There hasn’t been this a lot uncertainty concerning the No. 1 decide for the reason that 2013 draft — when the Cleveland Cavaliers infamously selected Anthony Bennett — however Edwards has surged on the betting market at BetMGM over the past 24 hours.
For the previous few weeks, LaMelo Ball has primarily been the betting favourite to go No. 1 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, however Edwards has surged previous him at BetMGM. As of Wednesday afternoon within the hours main as much as the draft, Edwards is now the favourite to be the best choice at -250.
Ball, the youthful brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, now has the second-best odds at +190. James Wiseman, the 7-footer out of Memphis, is subsequent in line at +700.
“LaMelo Ball has turn into the betting favourite over the previous two weeks however we’re seeing buy-back on Anthony Edwards up to now 24 hours,” Jason Scott, the VP of Buying and selling at BetMGM, stated Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, 31.7% of the tickets at BetMGM have been on Edwards going No. 1, with Ball and Wiseman shut behind at 29.2% and 22.5%, respectively. Nevertheless, the vast majority of the cash — 53.4% — was on Ball going No. 1.
In her closing mock draft, Yahoo Sports activities’ Krysten Peek projected Edwards to go No. 1, calling him the most secure decide. As a freshman at Georgia, the 6-foot-5 Edwards averaged 19.1 factors, 5.2 rebounds and a pair of.8 assists per sport.
Peek went with Wiseman, who performed simply three video games at Memphis, within the No. 2 spot to the Golden State Warriors with Ball at No. 3 to the Charlotte Hornets. Ball, whose brother went No. 2 within the 2017 draft, averaged 17 factors, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per sport whereas enjoying professionally in Australia final yr.
Odds for the No. 1 decide at BetMGM:
Anthony Edwards -250
LaMelo Ball +190
James Wiseman +700
Obi Toppin +10000
Deni Avdija +10000
Killian Hayes +15000
Cole Anthony +25000
Tyrese Haliburton +25000
RJ Hampton +25000
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