|2013 NBA Draft Prop Odds - Who will be the No. 1 Pick this Year?|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 25 June 2013 15:22|
2013 NBA Draft Prop Odds
BROOKLYN, NY (The Spread) - The 2013 NBA Draft is Thursday, June 27 from the Barclays Center and oddsmakers have released prop odds surrounding this year's event.
Who will be the top overall pick in this week's draft? According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Nerlens Noel is the 2/3 favorite to be the No. 1 pick, while Alex Len has the next best odds at 3/2. Ben McLemore is 6/1 to be the top pick, Otto Porter has odds of 10/1, while Victor Oladipo is 12/1. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently own the top pick in this year's draft and according to an ESPN.com report, the Cavs are expected to select either Noel or Len with the top selection.
Who will be the second pick in the 2013 NBA Draft? McLemore is a 7/5 favorite to be the No. 2 overall pick, while Oladipo is 3/2 and Noel is 2/1. Trey Burke of Michigan is the long shot for this prop with 9/1 odds. The Magic currently own the second pick. For what it's worth, ESPN.com is reporting that Timberwolves' GM Flip Saunders is "enamored" with Oladipo, so Minnesota might be willing to trade down from No. 9 in order to acquire the Indiana product.
Anthony Bennett is currently favored at even odds (1/1) to be the third overall pick in Thursday's draft, which is currently held by the Wizards. Porter as the next best odds at 4/3, Noel is 4/1 and McLemore has the longest odds at 5/1.
Bennett is also favored to be the fourth overall selection at 3/2, while Porter is 3/1 and Oladipo is 4/1. Both McLemore and Noel are 5/1, respectively, to be the fourth overall pick, while Len is 11/2. The Bobcats own the fourth selection.
Oladipo, meanwhile, has 1/1 odds to be the fifth overall pick this year while McLemore is 3/1 and Len is 7/2. Bennett has 4/1 odds, while Burke has 13/2 odds. The Suns round out the top 5 with the fifth overall selection.
Oddsmakers have also released over/under totals for what number slot certain players will be drafted in this year. Kelly Olnyk, for example, has an over/under of 18 for his draft position. C.J. McCollum has an over/under of 9, while Shabazz Muhammad has an o/u of 14 and Mason Plumlee's draft position is slotted for 17. Burke has an o/u of 7 for his draft position, while Cody Zeller has an o/u of 10 and Tim Hardaway Jr. has an o/u of 27.
How many non-NCAA players will be drafted in the first round this year? The over/under has been set at 5, while the over/under for draft position for first non-NCAA players has been set at 12.
How many NCAA freshman will be drafted in the first round? The over/under has been set at 6, while the over/under has been set at 3 for how many NCAA seniors will be selected in the first round.
Finally, will any of the top 5 picks be traded prior to the pick being made? The odds for are +150 while the odds against are -200.
The 2013 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00PM ET. It'll be aired on ESPN and it will take place live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.