NBA Draft Props (06/22/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Seven prop bets for the 2015 NBA Draft. Odds courtesy of

The NBA Draft begins Thursday. If finding out where the top prospects land isn't enough for you, here are seven prop bets that can make the draft a little more entertaining.

Who will be selected with the No. 1 overall pick?

The consensus is that Towns (-750, bet $750 to win $100) will go first to Minnesota. The Kentucky product isn't a lock like former Wildcat and No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis but he does have a higher ceiling than fellow top pick prospect Jahlil Okafor.

Player Odds
Karl-Anthony Towns -750
Jahlil Okafor +300
Any Other Player +1000

Who will be selected first?

Or who do the Lakers want? D'Angelo Russell wears No. 0 because that's how many people can guard him but someone watching the 7 feet tall Porzingis shoot could see a young Dirk Nowitzki.

Player Odds
D'Angelo Russell -140
Kristaps Porzingis EVEN

Player's Draft Position Over/Under

How long will it take before some of the biggest names in the draft get called?

Can Mudiay or Winslow crack the top five, will teams regret passing on Willie Cauley-Stein and can Frank Kaminsky capitalize on an excellent collegiate career to become a lottery pick?

We will find out Thursday.

Player Pick
Emmanuel Mudiay 5.5
Justise Winslow 6
Willie Cauley-Stein 8.5
Frank Kaminsky 12.5
Trey Lyles 12.5