2024 NBA Draft Odds: No. 7 Pick, Portland Trail Blazers

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Scoot Henderson #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Moda Center on April 12, 2024 in Portland, Oregon.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jun 26, 2024, 2:54 PM
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft.
  • Cody Williams is the betting favorite at +400 to go No. 7 overall.

The Portland Trail Blazers’ rebuild is still in its early stages.

After trading away Damian Lillard and drafting his replacement Scoot Henderson last offseason, the Trail Blazers went 21-61 to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

Portland could go in various ways with its first-round pick at the No. 7 spot, including trading up or down. 

Here is what the latest NBA Draft odds at the online sportsbook say about the No. 7 pick:

NBA Draft Odds – No. 7 Overall Pick

PlayerOdds
Cody Williams+400
Donovan Clingan+450
Dalton Knecht+600
Matas Buzelis+700
Zach Edey+1000
Stephon Castle+1100
Ron Holland+1200
Nikola Topić+1300
Rob Dillingham+1600
Tidjane Salaün+1600

Prediction for No. 7 Pick: Cody Williams (+400)

  • Pick originally made at +600 odds on June 20

The Portland Trail Blazers have been linked to several players, which makes sense, given their flexibility. They need everything.

Colorado’s Cody Williams has worked out for every team in the top 10 except the Houston Rockets.

I might as well link two of the biggest unknowns in the draft, especially at these odds.

Of note, Williams’ NBA betting value has gone from +600 to +400 since I placed this bet last week.

Williams remains my No. 5 pick odds prediction as a +900 flier to the Detroit Pistons, but he also makes a lot of sense in Portland. He is projected to go No. 7 in the latest mock drafts at Bleacher Report and The Athletic.

The younger brother of Oklahoma City’s Jalen Williams is an athletic wing with plenty of two-way potential.

The Blazers should seriously consider Williams if he’s available when they are on the clock.

NBA Betting Splits: No. 7 Pick

Williams might be the favorite in this market, but Zach Edey is the biggest liability after earning 28.6% of bets and 40.8% of the handle to be the No. 7 pick.

Recent No. 7 Picks in NBA Draft

YearTeamPlayer
2023Washington WizardsBilal Coulibaly
2022Portland Trail BlazersShaedon Sharpe
2021Golden State WarriorsJonathan Kuminga
2020Detroit PistonsKillian Hayes
2019Chicago BullsCoby White
2018Chicago BullsWendell Carter Jr.
2017Minnesota TimberwolvesLauri Markkanen
2016Denver NuggetsJamal Murray
2015Denver NuggetsEmmanuel Mudiay
2014Los Angeles LakersJulius Randle

Recent Portland Trail Blazers First-Round Selections

YearDraft SlotPlayer
2023No. 3Scoot Henderson
2023No. 23Kris Murray
2022No. 7Shaedon Sharpe
2019No. 25Nassir Little
2018No. 24Anfernee Simons

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.