Sportsbooks have made Duke Blue Devils forward Paolo Banchero the betting favorite to be the first overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Earlier this week, Auburn Tigers forward Jabari Smith Jr. was the bookmaker’s consensus No. 1 pick, so it’s been a quick turn around.
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FanDuel Sportsbook Smith Jr. listed at -200 odds to go first overall on Monday, but now he’s +115.
Banchero, on the other hand, was trading at +950. FanDuel is now attaching a -210 number to the Duke freshman being the first player selected Thursday night.
Gonzaga Bulldogs center Chet Holmgren had the second shortest to be the first overall pick on Monday, but now he trails both Banchero and Smith Jr.
2022 NBA Draft First Overall Selection Odds
This line movement leading into the NBA Draft certainly has a similar look to the shift in odds ahead of the NFL Draft in April when Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Travon Walker’s price plummeted all week before he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the first overall selection.