The 2023 NBA Draft is only a day away and we'll soon have a new wave of NBA rookies joining some of our favorite teams. Victor Wembanyama is projected as the clear No. 1 overall pick to the San Antonio Spurs when Thursday's NBA Draft first round commences. After Wemby, though, things start to get interesting. The Charlotte Hornets could draft either Brandon Miller or Scoot Henderson with the second overall pick. Or might Charlotte trade the pick away with names like Zion Williamson floating in NBA trade rumors? What will the Portland Trail Blazers do with the third overall pick and would a Damian Lillard trade impact the selection? If you missed it, check out our Victor Wembanyama NBA Draft profile and betting odds, as well as the 2023 NBA Draft Number 2 pick odds. Let's now take a look at the 2023 NBA Draft betting odds for the Top 3 picks. We'll examine the odds for the exact order of the NBA Draft Top 3 picks and tell you how to place your 2023 NBA Draft bets on BetMGM Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, and FanDuel Sportsbook with some awesome bonus offers and promos.
NBA Draft 2023: Victor Wembanyama is the clear Number 1 Pick, but who’s next?
If you follow the NBA at all, you've surely heard that Victor Wembanyama is a lock to be the Number 1 overall pick to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2023 NBA Draft. After him, though, there's a bit more uncertainty surrounding the next few NBA Draft prospects and selections. The second overall pick is expected to be either Brandon Miller or Scoot Henderson to the Charlotte Hornets. Then, with the third overall pick, the Portland Trail Blazers are projected to draft whomever of Miller or Henderson is left.
As of Wednesday evening, Brandon Miller is the heavy favorite to be the second-overall pick at -550 odds on BetMGM Sportsbook. Scoot Henderson is +250 to be the second pick. Meanwhile, Henderson is favored to be the third overall pick at -480 while Miller is +360, per BetMGM's NBA Draft odds. Click here to join BetMGM Sportsbook and bet on the 2023 NBA Draft today. New customers can get $1,000 paid back in bonus bets if your first bet loses.
Top 3 Picks of the 2023 NBA Draft
The Top 3 picks of the 2023 NBA Draft are almost set in stone. We know Victor Wembanyama will be the first overall pick with Brandon Miller and Scoot Henderson being the presumed next two names off the board. Let's take a closer look at each of the three top NBA Draft prospects before placing any bets.
Victor Wembanyama is arguably the best NBA prospect in nearly 20 years since LeBron James entered the league. At 7-foot-5, he's a massive presence at the center position with elite shot-blocking ability and a unique offensive skillset for his size. Wemby can dunk and finish strong around the rim, shoot well from three-point range, and handle the ball well for a big man. He's the complete package and should be a star for years to come.
Scoot Henderson is a 19-year-old guard who starred for the G League Ignite team last season. He's an explosive and athletic playmaker in the backcourt who can finish well at the rim, drain shots in the mid-range, and find open teammates with dynamic passing.
Brandon Miller is a 20-year-old small forward who was an All-American in college basketball last year at Alabama. He's a natural scorer and playmaker from the wing with a strong three-point shot and versatile defensive ability at 6-foot-9.
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Exact order of the 2023 NBA Draft Top 3: Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller, Scoot Henderson
Now that we've broken down each of the top NBA Draft prospects, let's predict how the 2023 NBA Draft Top 3 picks will go in exact order. We know Victor Wembanyama is locked in as the Number 1 pick for the San Antonio Spurs. He is at -50,000 to be the top pick for a reason and there's no reason to bet against it.
As for the second pick, it's between Brandon Miller and Scoot Henderson as the choice for the Charlotte Hornets. Although Henderson is arguably a better overall NBA prospect, it seems the Hornets are intent on selecting Miller with the Number 2 pick. Miller's odds to be the second overall draft pick are at -650 on FanDuel Sportsbook as of Wednesday evening. The Hornets reportedly had a great meeting and individual workout with Miller earlier this week and saw enough to draft him. It appears Charlotte won't be trading the pick away and instead select Miller to pair alongside LaMelo Ball.
That leaves Scoot Henderson to be the third overall pick for the Portland Trail Blazers. There are NBA trade rumors swirling about Damian Lillard staying put with Portland. If the team can add Henderson in the backcourt to play with Lillard, the guard duo could be among the best in the NBA in a year or two. If the Blazers trade the pick, though, Henderson should not fall below the third overall selection with a team possibly moving up to pick him.
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2023 NBA Draft odds and latest lines at FanDuel Sportsbook
Let's now look at the latest 2023 NBA Draft odds and betting lines on FanDuel Sportsbook. Remember, these NBA Draft betting odds are as of Wednesday evening and there may be some line movement before Thursday night's first-round picks. Check out some notable 2023 NBA Draft odds for each pick and the Top 3 exact order picks, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
NBA Draft Number 1 Pick:
- Victor Wembanyama -50000
- Scoot Henderson +6000
- Brandon Miller +14000
NBA Draft Number 2 Pick:
- Brandon Miller -650
- Scoot Henderson +370
NBA Draft Number 3 Pick:
- Scoot Henderson -480
- Brandon Miller +360
NBA Draft Top 3 Picks Exact Order:
- Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller, Scoot Henderson -600
- Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson, Brandon Miller +410
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Where can I bet on the NBA Draft?
If you want to bet on the 2023 NBA Draft, there are a number of sportsbooks with NBA Draft odds and betting lines available. At FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM Sportsbook, you can bet on the top NBA Draft prospects to be drafted at exact picks (i.e. Victor Wembanyama to be drafted 1st overall, etc.) DraftKings Sportsbook has something similar. You can also bet on over/under draft positions for certain players and the exact order of the Top 3 picks, Top 4 picks, Top 5 picks, etc.
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