NBA Draft Odds: First Overall Pick Props
With Kansas center Joel Embiid suffering a broken foot and expected to need up to six months of recovery time the choice for the Cleveland Cavaliers seems to be down to either Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins on the NBA Draft props board at the books.
The updated NBA Draft props at Bovada have Wiggins as the -250 favorite to be selected with the Cavaliers' first overall pick on Thursday night, with Parker just behind him on that odds list at +175, and Embiid third at +1000.
And with Embiid's stock falling his OVER/UNDER for draft position on the NBA props at Bovada is now down to 5, with the Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, and Utah Jazz holding the top five selections. The Boston Celtics have the sixth pick.
Dante Exum has a draft position OVER/UNDER of 3.5 at Bovada, with Julius Randle at 7, Doug McDermott at 9.5, Nik Stauskas at 10.5, and Tyler Ennis at 18.5.
2014 NBA Draft - Who will be selected with the #1 overall pick?
Joel Embiid +1000
Andrew Wiggins -250
Jabari Parker +175
NBA Draft - Draft Position - Dante Exum
NBA Draft - Draft Position - Joel Embiid
NBA Draft - Draft Position - Julius Randle
NBA Draft - Draft Position - Doug McDermott
NBA Draft - Draft Position - Nik Stauskas
NBA Draft - Draft Position - Tyler Ennis
The 2014 NBA Draft sees three legitimate first overall picks, and the same annoying team making the first selection.
For the third time in four years Cleveland gets the top pick, and Bovada immediately posted odds on the water cooler talk involving those three players and the possibility of the Cavs trading the pick.
Andrew Wiggins may have the most upside, Jabari Parker might be the most physically ready, and Joel Embiid might be the franchise center that teams crave.
The NBA Draft props favor Toronto-born Wiggins, who played in Kansas last season, at 2/3 odds. His Jayhawk teammate is 7-footer Embiid, whose back problems have scared off some scouts, and he is at 8/5. Parker, a 6-foot-8 machine from Duke, is 5/1 but may be more attractive to the Cavs who want to start winning now.
And don't forget their current star Kyrie Irving also played at Duke.
Bovada set a -300 line on the 'no' bet when it comes to the question of whether they will trade the pick. It's a +200 bet that they will keep it.
Milwaukee had the league's worst record and will pick second. Philadelphia lost 26 games in a row at one point, but only gets the third pick.
2014 NBA Draft - Who will be selected #1 Overall?
Andrew Wiggins 2/3
Joel Embiid 8/5
Jabari Parker 5/1
2014 NBA Draft - Will the Cavs trade the #1 Overall Pick?
The rest of the first-round draft order:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Orlando Magic
5. Utah Jazz
6. Boston Celtics
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Sacramento Kings
9. Charlotte Hornets (via Detroit Pistons)
10. Philadelphia 76ers (via New Orleans Pelicans)
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic (via New York Knicks)
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns
15. Atlanta Hawks
16. Chicago Bulls (via Charlotte Bobcats)
17. Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets)
18. Phoenix Suns (via Washington Wizards)
19. Chicago Bulls
20. Toronto Raptors
21. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Houston Rockets, via Los Angeles Lakers, via Dallas Mavericks)
22. Memphis Grizzlies
23. Utah Jazz (via Golden State Warriors)
24. Charlotte Hornets (via Portland Trail Blazers)
25. Houston Rockets
26. Miami Heat
27. Phoenix Suns (via Indiana Pacers)
28. Los Angeles Clippers
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. San Antonio Spurs