The new wave of players will enter the NBA on Thursday night with the draft. Today’s odds have moved heavily in favor of Jabari Smith being the No. 1 overall pick. The top 3 seem to be set with Chet Holmgren and then Paolo Banchero rounding out the top 3, but then it could go in any direction. Let’s look at some props for the draft that you should consider.
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(All odds via DraftKings)
2022 NBA Draft Bets: Best Odds & Picks for Mark Williams
Duke C Mark Williams O/U 13.5 (+170)
Williams is a center in the truest sense — tough on the glass as a defender, well-above-average shot blocker, good rebounder, low percentage shooting outside of the paint and at the free-throw line.
As a pure center, he’s second behind Jalen Duren, whom many believe to be just outside the top 10.
From 13-15 are the Hornets with two picks and Cavaliers sandwiched in between. The Hornets need some presence down low, and Williams would be a good fit at 13.
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