2024 NBA Draft Odds: No. 5 Pick, Detroit Pistons

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Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons looks on against the Memphis Grizzlies at Little Caesars Arena on April 01, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jun 26, 2024, 3:04 PM
  • The Detroit Pistons have the No. 5 pick in the NBA Draft.
  • Matas Buzelis is -165 to be the fifth pick in this year’s draft.

Despite posting the worst record (14-68) in the league last season, the Detroit Pistons earned the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft.

It marks the third year in a row for the Pistons to pick from the No. 5 spot, as the lottery balls haven’t bounced their way since selecting point guard Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft.

The latest NBA Draft odds at the online sportsbook give basketball fans an idea of what the Pistons might do with the fifth pick:

NBA Draft Odds – No. 5 Overall Pick

PlayerOdds
Matas Buzelis-165
Donovan Clingan+250
Cody Williams+800
Dalton Knecht+1200
Stephon Castle+1500
Reed Sheppard+1800
Ron Holland+2000
Tidjane Salaün+2200
Zaccharie Risacher+2500
Rob Dillingham+3500

Prediction for No. 5 Pick: Cody Williams (+800)

  • Pick originally made at +900 odds on June 18

Matas Buzelis is the betting favorite to go No. 5 overall to the Pistons, and honestly, that’s what I expect. I don’t mind paying the latest price on the chalky selection happening.

That said, Williams has always been my favorite bet for this draft slot. His NBA betting odds have improved from +900 to +800 since making this bet.

Williams, a 6-foot-7 forward, played one season at the collegiate level for the Colorado Buffaloes. He averaged 11.9 points per game on 55.2% shooting, including a 41.5% long-range effort on 1.7 attempts per contest.

The younger brother of Oklahoma City’s Jalen Williams can play either forward position. Cody Williams has enough versatility and athleticism at his size to excite teams about his potential at the next level.

The Pistons could use someone like Williams as they continue building around Cunningham.

NBA Betting Splits: No. 5 Pick

Buzelis has received the most bets and money to be the fifth pick.

  • Ticket count: 24%
  • Handle count: 36.8%

Recent No. 5 Picks in NBA Draft

YearTeamPlayer
2023Detroit PistonsAusar Thompson
2022Detroit PistonsJaden Ivey
2021Orlando MagicJalen Suggs
2020Cleveland CavaliersIsaac Okoro
2019Cleveland CavaliersDarius Garland
2018Dallas MavericksTrae Young
2017Sacramento KingsDe'Aaron Fox
2016Minnesota TimberwolvesKris Dunn
2015Orlando MagicMario Hezonja
2014Utah JazzDante Exum

Recent Detroit Pistons First-Round Selections

YearDraft SlotPlayer
2023No. 5Ausar Thompson
2022No. 5Jaden Ivey
2021No. 1Cade Cunningham
2020No. 7Killian Hayes
2019No. 15Sekou Doumbouya
2017No. 12Luke Kennard

NBA Draft FAQs

When is the 2024 NBA Draft?

The 2024 NBA Draft will occur on June 26-27, 2024. Wednesday’s Round 1 will begin at 8 p.m. ET, and Thursday’s Round 2 will start at 4 p.m. ET.

Where is the 2024 NBA Draft?

The first round will be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the second round will be at ESPN’s Seaport District Studios in New York.

How can I watch the 2024 NBA Draft?

Both nights of the NBA Draft will air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+.

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Shane Jackson

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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.