NBA Draft No. 1 Pick Odds Dramatically Swing as Rumors Swirl

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Sports Illustrated

By Kyle Wood The odds for the No. 1 draft pick in Thursday’s NBA draft have massively swung leading into draft night. Jabari Smith and Paolo Banchero have both been favorites. The 2022 NBA draft betting market is growing more volatile as time ticks down to the first pick Thursday night. Paolo Banchero is the new favorite to go first overall on a few sportsbooks, including SI Sportsbook—for now, at least. But Banchero going first would go against ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski report Thursday morning that the order of the first three picks is “increasingly firm” with Smith to Orlando, Holmgren to Ok…

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