NBA Draft odds: Avdija the favorite for Bulls’ first pick

/ by Rob Schaefer
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The 2020 NBA Draft is just two weeks away, and oddsmakers are hard at work.

PointsBet sports book recently released odds for each team’s first selections. The Bulls’ lineup features some familiar names:



Deni Avdija


Obi Toppin


James Wiseman


Killian Hayes


Isaac Okoro


Tyrese Haliburton


LaMelo Ball


Anthony Edwards


Devin Vassell


Onyeka Okongwu


Odds provided by our partner, PointsBet.

As has been the case in most mocks across the internet, Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Deni Avdija finds himself the favorite with 2-1 odds (bet $10 to win $20). A multi-skilled forward, Avdija would bring plus playmaking, versatility and team defense to a Bulls team in need of depth and talent on the wing.

High-flying Obi Toppin, who swept national player of the year awards for Dayton last season, checks in second at 3-1, followed by James Wiseman (6-1), Killian Hayes, Isaac Okoro and Tyrese Haliburton (all 10-1).

Notably, LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards each own 12-1 odds of being plucked by the Bulls. Their longer chances can likely be attributed to their projected draft position. Though this is a class that lacks consensus, Ball and Edwards are thought of as top three prospects by many — including PointsBet, who as of this writing slots Edwards (-200) and Ball (+185) as the two favorites to go No. 1 overall. Wiseman (+450) and Avdija (+1800) round out the top four in that category.


For fans looking for another layer of entertainment on draft night, it’s certainly something to ponder.

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