Cade Cunningham (-8000), Jalen Green (+1600), and Evan Mobley (+2000) have the best odds to be selected first in the 2021 NBA Draft on Thursday, and the pick order for the trio is as close to set in stone as you can get. The rest of the lottery, however, is up in the air. That means there are plenty of quality betting options worth considering as the NBA Draft 2021 goes on the clock at 8 p.m. ET.
The latest 2021 NBA Draft odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Jalen Suggs as the favorite at -225 to go No. 4, while Scottie Barnes is at -260 to go fifth. Those are just some of the many 2021 NBA Draft prop bets available. Before locking in any 2021 NBA Draft prop bets, be sure to see the top 2021 NBA Draft picks and predictions from NBA handicapper and draft expert Ameer Tyree.
Tyree hit on more than 60 percent of his picks in the 2020 NBA Draft. His best value bet in 2020 was predicting Lamelo Ball’s draft position would be later than 2.5 at +143, and that hit when he slid to the the Hornets at No. 3 overall. Anybody who followed his picks saw some huge returns.
Now, with books taking 2021 NBA Draft bets, Tyree has scoured the latest NBA Draft odds 2021 and found five bets worth backing. He’s only sharing them over at SportsLine.
Top 2021 NBA Draft prop picks
One of the 2021 NBA Draft prop bets Tyree recommends: Stanford’s Ziaire Williams goes before pick No. 18.5, returning a -115 payout (risk $115 to win $100). Williams’s prop was a plus-money option not long ago, and his draft stock is rising fast. Few prospects can match the wing’s ceiling, and that’s what’s helped him climb draft boards.
“Williams was considered a top-10 prospect before his lone season at Stanford but lost ground because of his poor shooting splits,” Tyree told Sportsline. “The 6’9″ wing shot under 40 percent from the field and beyond the arc but flirted with 80 percent at the charity stripe.”
Williams seems poised to go just outside the lottery and could even creep into the back end of it. He’s one of several prospects gaining ground ahead of Thursday.
How to make 2021 NBA Draft predictions
Tyree has locked in four other NBA Draft 2021 prop picks, including one on a player who “seems likely to drop” if the top 10 plays out like Tyree is predicting. See which 2021 NBA Draft props to jump on only at SportsLine.
What are the five best 2021 NBA Draft prop bets you can make? And which player could see a big drop? Visit SportsLine now to see all of Tyree’s NBA Draft prop bets, all from the NBA expert who crushed his 2020 NBA Draft picks, and find out.