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Ausar Thompson speaks with the media as we look at the top NBA draft position odds
Ausar Thompson speaks with the media during the NBA Draft Combine at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images via AFP.

The 2023 NBA Draft is one sleep away, and basketball fans are eager to find out where the top prospects will be playing next year. Fortunately, the latest NBA odds help give us an idea of what to expect in Thursday's event.

The 77th edition of the NBA draft is slated to take place on Thursday, June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. We all know which name will be called first, as Victor Wembanyama is widely expected to go No. 1 overall to the San Antonio Spurs. Consider that a gimme for your NBA draft picks and predictions.

After that, the 2023 NBA Draft remains a mystery. Scoot Henderson and Brandon Miller are slated to go next, but both players have taken their turn as the betting favorite to go No. 2 overall via the best NBA draft odds

To help get a better idea of how this year's draft will unfold, let's take a look at the latest draft position odds. DraftKings offers the biggest market among our best sports betting apps, so that's where we are headed to analyze the latest draft position odds to help you fill out your NBA draft prop bet sheet.

NBA draft position odds

(Odds via DraftKings as of June 21)

Anthony Black8.5 (+260)8.5 (-350)
Ausar Thompson5.5 (-220)5.5 (+175)
Bilal Coulibaly11.5 (-130)11.5 (+100)
Cason Wallace13.5 (-145)13.5 (+115)
Gradey Dick10.5 (-300)10.5 (+220)
Jarace Walker6.5 (-130)6.5 (+100)
Jordan Hawkins15.5 (-135)15.5 (+105)
Keyonte George13.5 (-310)13.5 (+230)
Kobe Bufkin12.5 (+150)12.5 (-200)
Leonard Miller21.5 (+125)21.5 (-155)
Taylor Hendricks8.5 (-130)8.5 (+100)

Ausar Thompson (5.5, Over: -220)

I wanted to highlight a few names, starting with the player with the lowest draft position total. Ausar Thompson is the twin brother of Amen Thompson, as they try to become the first twins to be selected as top-10 picks in the same draft.

Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported that the Houston Rockets are trying to decide between the two brothers with their No. 4 overall pick. ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony said on Wednesday's Lowe Post podcast that the Detroit Pistons are taking a strong look at Ausar with their No. 5 pick.

If the brothers do go back-to-back, that would make for a great story. It also means the +175 price on Ausar's Under of 5.5 might be mispriced. But you would be better off taking advantage of PointsBet's +280 price on Ausar to be the No. 5 pick.

Gradey Dick (10.5, Over: -300)

It seems Gradey Dick is falling down the draft board, as most recent mocks have him going later and later. For awhile, he seemed destined to be taken with the No. 11 pick by the Orlando Magic. But that's not the case anymore, with Dick being projected to No. 14 in John Hollinger's latest mock draft for The Athletic.

"For a long time, I had been thinking Orlando’s need for shooting would tilt it toward taking Gradey Dick," Hollinger wrote in his mock draft. "But I was thinking like me and not like the Orlando Magic."

With the Over of 10.5 priced at -300, it is clear the market doesn't believe that Dick is a top-10 pick. I'm not saying that's wrong, but it is interesting to see the best shooter in the draft fall down the board like this.

Leonard Miller (21.5, Under: -155)

One of my favorite draft crushes has the highest draft position total. Leonard Miller's line at DraftKings is sitting at 21.5, with the Over priced at +125 and the Under valued at -155. The Brooklyn Nets are slated to pick at No. 21 and No. 22 in the first round.

I'm tempted to pay the price on the Under here, but most of the latest mock drafts have Miller sliding a bit. Sam Vecenie has the 6-foot-9 power forward going to the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 23. That would certainly be an interesting pick if Portland decides to move Damian Lillard to another team.

Miller put together a strong season for the G League Ignite last year, and should be ready to produce at the NBA level a lot sooner than most players who are drafted outside the top 20.

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