NFL Draft Betting: Ticket & Handle Breakdown for No. 1 Overall Pick

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Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson plays during an NCAA college football game against Michigan State on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in East Lansing, Mich.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 21, 2022, 2:05 PM

The NFL Draft is set to kick off on April 28 from Las Vegas, Nevada, and Aidan Hutchinson of the Michigan Wolverines is still the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick.

In his final season as a Wolverine, Hutchinson recorded 14 sacks and 62 total tackles, leading Michigan to a surprising appearance in the College Football Playoff, after beginning the season unranked.

Hutchinson currently boasts NFL Draft odds of -175 to be the first pick of the draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, with defensive end Travon Walker out of Georgia making a late charge at +140.

Walker proved to be a versatile and vital piece of Georgia’s National Championship team and there’s plenty of speculation that the brass in Jacksonville could be leaning in his direction when the draft opens.

Even with Hutchinson and Walker garnering a lot of the attention, offensive tackle Evan Neal out of Alabama boasts the highest ticket percentage to be the No. 1 selection at 20.7%. Closely behind Neal, you can find Hutchinson and Walker, who own ticket percentages of 18.6% and 15.9% respectively.

You can make the argument that Neal would be a great fit on the Jaguars offensive line to help protect Trevor Lawrence, but Hutchinson and Walker both could be difference-makers on defense, which makes sense why Jacksonville hasn’t quite tipped their hand yet, amidst speculation.

Walker currently boasts the highest handle percentage as well at 32.7%, which also has him as one of the biggest liabilities, moving all the way from +3000 when the odds opened, to +140.

Hutchinson also has the second-highest handle at 22.2%, which is followed by Neal at 17.3%.

NFL Draft First Overall Pick Odds

Player Opening Odds Current Odds Ticket% Handle%
Evan Neal +2500 +1200 20.70% 17.30%
Aidan Hutchinson +100 -175 18.60% 22.20%
Travon Walker +3000 +140 15.90% 32.70%
Ikem Ekwonu +10000 +1000 11.90% 7.90%
Kayvon Thibodeaux +450 +2500 9.30% 4.80%
Malik Willis +1200 +3300 6.30% 3.20%
Kenny Pickett +1400 +5000 2.30% 6.00%
Matt Corral +4000 +15000 2.20% 1.50%
Charles Cross +10000 +8000 2.10% 0.60%
Spencer Rattler +300 Off the board 2.10% 1.30%
Kyle Hamilton +2500 +10000 1.40% 0.30%
Sam Howell +400 +15000 1.20% 0.60%
Derek Stingley +1100 +10000 0.90% 0.20%
Ahmad Gardner +25000 +10000 0.60% 0.10%
Carson Strong +4000 +30000 0.60% 0.20%
Garrett Wilson +20000 +20000 0.60% 0.10%
Breece Hall +50000 Off the board 0.50% 0.10%
Chris Olave +50000 +50000 0.50% 0.10%
Jordan Davis +50000 +10000 0.40% 0.20%
Tyler Shough +6600 Off the board 0.40% 0.10%
Desmond Ridder +2500 +15000 0.30% 0.00%
Treylon Burks +30000 +30000 0.30% 0.00%
JT Daniels +1600 Off the board 0.20% 0.20%
Kedon Slovis +900 Off the board 0.20% 0.00%
DeMarvin Leal +20000 +30000 0.20% 0.00%
Kaiir Elam +30000 +30000 0.20% 0.00%
Tyler Linderbaum +15000 +15000 0.20% 0.00%
Phil Jurkovec +4000 Off the board 0.10% 0.00%
George Karlaftis +15000 Off the board 0.00% 0.00%
Zion Nelson +20000 Off the board 0.00% 0.00%

 

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