Betting On The NBA Draft

I was checking for some interesting sports bets this weekend and saw that Sportsbook.com had lines for the NBA Draft this week.  I’m a sucker for the NBA and NFL drafts and the prop bets are pretty interesting.

Below are the lines from sportsbook.com.

2009 NBA Draft – Blake Griffin – He will play his first NBA Regular Season Game for
Clippers -8000
Any Other Team +4000

2009 NBA Draft – Ricky Rubio – He will play his first NBA Regular Season Game for
Grizzlies +200
Any Other Team -300

2009 NBA Draft – Total ACC Players drafted in the 1st Round
ACC Players Over 5.5 (-135)
Under 5.5 (-105)

2009 NBA Draft – Total BIG East Players drafted in the 1st Round
BIG East Players Over 6.5 (-300)
Under 6.5 (+200)

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Hasheem Thabeet (Connecticut) -300
James Harden (Arizona State) +200

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Stephen Curry (Davidson) -170
Jonny Flynn (Syracuse) +130

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina) -300
Chase Budinger (Arizona) +200

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Wayne Ellington (North Carolina) -140
DaJuan Summers (Georgetown) even

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina) -200
Wayne Ellington (North Carolina) +150

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Brandon Jennings -110
Jrue Holiday (UCLA) -130

DaJuan Summers (Georgetown) – When Will He be Drafted (1st or 2nd Round)
1st Round -300
2nd Round +200

Wayne Ellington (North Carolina) – When Will He be Drafted (1st or 2nd Round)
1st Round -180
2nd Round +140

Darren Collison (UCLA) – When Will He be Drafted (1st or 2nd Round)
1st Round even
2nd Round -140

DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh) – Will He be a Lottery Pick (Picked 1st to 14th)
Yes (Picked 1st to 14th) -160
No (Picked 15th or Later) +120

Gerald Henderson (Duke) – Will He be a Lottery Pick (Picked 1st to 14th)
Yes (Picked 1st to 14th) -150
No (Picked 15th or Later) +110

Ty Lawson (North Carolina) – Will He be a Lottery Pick (Picked 1st to 14th)
Yes (Picked 1st to 14th) +120
No (Picked 15th or Later) -160

Jonny Flynn (Syracuse) – Will He be a Lottery Pick (Picked 1st to 14th)
Yes (Picked 1st to 14th) -600
No (Picked 15th or Later) +350

DeMar DeRozan (USC) – Over/Under Draft Position
Draft Position Over 11.5 (+110)
Draft Position Under 11.5 (-150)

Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina) – Over/Under Draft Position
Draft Position Over 20.5 (-105)
Draft Position Under 20.5 (-135)

I find a few of these bets to be compelling, with a nice potential upside, but I don’t think I’ll be betting on the NBA Draft.  Here is the bet I find most interesting.

2009 NBA Draft – Player to get Drafted First
Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina) -300
Chase Budinger (Arizona) +200

I’ve been reading a lot about Budinger as the draft closes in and very little about Hansbrough.  In the battle of future bench players I think Chase Budinger will be drafted first and will show a nice profit.

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Author: Marc

Las Vegas Writer, Marketer, Consultant. I love Vegas and everything about it. When in Vegas do 3 things: eat, drink & gamble.