The future of NBA franchises can often depend on their chances of landing a top pick in the draft.
The order of this year’s picks will be revealed during the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday in Chicago. The Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons all have the leading NBA odds to receive the first overall pick at 14%.
NBA Lottery Odds
The Rockets (20-62), Magic (22-60) and Pistons (23-59) all have odds of at least 12% for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth overall picks.
The Thunder (12.5%), Pacers (10.5%), Trail Blazers (9%), Kings (7.5%), Lakers (6%), Spurs (4.5%), Wizards (3%), Knicks (2%), Clippers (1.5%), Hornets (1%) and Cavaliers (0.5%) all have a chance of earning the first pick.
Jabari Smith Jr. Draft Odds
Jabari Smith Jr., a 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward from Fayetteville, Georgia, opened with and maintains the leading NBA Draft odds to be the first overall pick at -105.
Smith averaged 16.9 points per game during his one and only season at Auburn. He made 42.9% of his shots and 42% of his 3-point attempts. He added 7.4 rebounds, two assists, 1.1 steals and one block per game.
He concluded the 2021-22 season as a consensus All-American. He was an All-SEC selection, an SEC All-Freshman and the SEC Freshman of the Year.
still can’t get over this @jabarismithll poster 🤯@AuburnMBB x #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/98ExEwn0dg
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 20, 2022
Chet Holmgren Draft Odds
Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren has the second-leading NBA Draft betting odds to go first overall at +145.
Holmgren, a 7-foot, 195-pound center from Minneapolis, averaged 14.1 points on 60.7% shooting while making 39% of his 3s. He tacked on 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.7 blocks per game.
Holmgren was also a consensus All-American in his one year of college. He was the West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year en route to all-conference accolades.
Just ridiculous @ChetHolmgren pic.twitter.com/9stu58yKck
— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) March 8, 2022
Paolo Banchero Draft Odds
Paolo Banchero has the third-best NBA odds to be selected first overall at +350.
A 6-foot-10, 250-pound forward from Seattle, Banchero shined during the postseason in his lone year at Duke. A consensus All-American, he was on the NCAA All-Tournament team and All-ACC Tournament team. He was also the ACC Freshman of the Year and an all-conference pick.
Banchero averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. He hit on 47.8% of his shots while making 33.8% from deep.
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— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb) March 7, 2022
NBA Draft First Pick Odds
|Player||Opening Odds||Current Odds||Ticket%||Handle%|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||-105||-105||22.6%||24.0%|
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