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NBA Draft Odds: Jabari Smith Jr. Given a 51% Chance to Be First Overall Pick

The 2022 NBA Draft gets underway on Thursday night. Here's a look at the 2022 NBA Draft first overall pick odds.
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NBA Draft Odds: Jabari Smith Jr. Given a 51% Chance to Be First Overall Pick

The NBA Finals wrapped up at the end of last week, and now, exactly seven days later the focus is already on the 2022-2023 season. With the length of the NBA season, there isn't much time for celebration.

The NBA Draft is this week and it's time to figure out if we can figure out who will be going first overall. Let's dive into the NBA Draft odds with a focus on the number one overall pick.

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NBA Draft Odds

PlayerOddsImplied Chance
Jabari Smith Jr.-10551.22%
Chet Holmgren+15539.22%
Paolo Banchero+10009.09%
Jaden Ivey+150000.66%
Shaedon Sharpe+200000.50%

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Jabari Smith Jr. First Pick Odds -105 (Bet $105 to win $100)

The Orlando Magic hold the first pick in the NBA Draft. According to the NBA Draft odds, Jabari Smith Jr. has the best chance to go first overall as he's given a 51.22% chance of being selected first. Smith Jr. was impressive at Auburn last year averaging 16.9 points per game to go with 7.4 rebounds.

The 6-10 native from Fayetville, Georgia is a power forward and would fit in well with Orlando who is just looking for an influx of talent to add to their young core.

Chet Holmgren First Pick Odds +155 (Bet $100 to win $155)

The next best NBA Draft odds to go first overall is Chet Holmgren. Holmgren, a center prospect from Gonzaga is a seven-footer who can score. He averaged 14.1 points per game with 9.9 rebounds to go along with it.

He does possess some three-point shooting ability which is important for big men in today's game. Durability may be an issue with him which might give Jabari Smith Jr. a slight edge between the two.

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