2024 NBA Draft Odds: Sarr is Favorite for Wizards at No. 2

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Head Coach Brian Keefe of the Washington Wizards looks on during the press conference on June 4, 2024 in Washington, DC.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jun 26, 2024, 3:15 PM
  • The Washington Wizards have the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft.
  • Alex Sarr is -700 to be the second pick in this year’s draft.

The NBA Draft is just around the corner, and it remains a mystery what the teams at the top of the draft will do this year.

The Washington Wizards have the No. 2 overall pick after a 15-67 campaign last year.

Here’s a look at the latest NBA Draft odds at the online sportsbook to help figure out what the Wizards might do with the No. 2 pick.

NBA Draft Odds – No. 2 Overall Pick

PlayerOdds
Alexandre Sarr-700
Zaccharie Risacher+700
Donovan Clingan+1400
Reed Sheppard+2000
Stephon Castle+3500
Matas Buzelis+5000
Ronald Holland+15000
Rob Dillingham+15000
Nikola Topić+20000
Zach Edey+25000

Prediction for No. 2 Pick: Alex Sarr (-700)

  • Pick originally made at +190 odds on June 12

The top of the board has changed since I initially bet on Alex Sarr being the No. 2 pick at +190.

Sarr is now the betting favorite at -700 to go No. 2 overall to the Washington Wizards. Zaccharie Risacher originally opened as the betting favorite in this market at -105, but is now +700.

This movement comes after some shake-up in the latest NBA Draft No. 1 pick odds. The Atlanta Hawks have been unable to bring in Sarr for a workout, increasing the likelihood that Risacher or UConn’s Donovan Clingan is their top choice.

If that happens, Sarr is the obvious choice for the Wizards.

Sarr, a 7-foot center from France, would help Washington in multiple ways. 

His 7-foot-4 wingspan helps him protect the rim, something the Wizards crave after ranking 28th in defensive rating last year.

Sarr is an athletic finisher on offense, but can also pass and attack defenders off the dribble.

Sarr’s upside stands out in a weak draft class, especially considering how big men have dominated the league in recent seasons.

The Wizards are hoping he falls to them at No. 2 overall.

NBA Betting Splits: No. 2 Pick

As of draft week, Sarr is the biggest liability in the No. 2 pick market at BetMGM.

  • Ticket count: 32.8%
  • Handle count: 80.9%

Recent No. 2 Picks in NBA Draft

YearTeamPlayer
2023Charlotte HornetsBrandon Miller
2022Oklahoma City ThunderChet Holmgren
2021Houston RocketsJalen Green
2020Golden State WarriorsJames Wiseman
2019Memphis GrizzliesJa Morant
2018Sacramento KingsMarvin Bagley III
2017Los Angeles LakersLonzo Ball
2016Los Angeles LakersBrandon Ingram
2015Los Angeles LakersD'Angelo Russell
2014Milwaukee BucksJabari Parker

Recent Washington Wizards First-Round Selections

YearDraft slotPlayer
2022No. 10Johnny Davis
2021No. 15Corey Kispert
2020No. 9Deni Avdija
2019No. 9Rui Hachimura
2018No. 15Troy Brown

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.