NBA Draft Lottery odds 2023: Every team's chances to win first overall pick
NBA Draft Lottery odds 2023: Every team's chances to win first overall pick
Breaking down every team's odds to win the first overall pick

The NBA Draft Lottery is bearing down quickly, and this is one of the most consequential in years as teams vie for sensation Victor Wembanyama.

Set for Tuesday, May 16, the Pistons, Rockets, and Spurs sit as the teams with the best odds to pick first overall. They all have 14 percent. From there, teams' odds of picking first go in descending order by record.

In each of the past three seasons, a team with a 14 percent chance has gotten the first overall pick. The Magic took Paolo Banchero out of Duke last year, the Pistons drafted Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State in 2021, and the Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards out of Georgia. The Pelicans are the only team in the modern lottery system to get first overall without having one of the worst three records in the NBA (6 percent odds in 2019).

Here's what to know about this year's lottery as teams eagerly wait to see if they're going to get Wembanyama.

2023 NBA Draft Lottery: Odds to win No. 1 pick

The Pistons, Rockets, and Spurs all have equal odds at 14 percent to win the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery.

Last year, the Magic won the NBA Draft Lottery with a 14 percent chance to land the top pick.

Team Odds to win No. 1 pick
Pistons 14.0%
Rockets 14.0%
Spurs 14.0%
Hornets 12.5%
Trail Blazers 10.5%
Magic 9.0%
Pacers* 6.8%
Wizards* 6.7%
Jazz 4.5%
Mavericks 3.0%
Bulls* 1.8%
Thunder* 1.7%
Raptors 1.0%
Pelicans 0.5%

* - Denotes different odds due to ties

2023 NBA Draft Lottery betting odds: Which team will win the No. 1 pick?

As you would expect, the betting odds to win the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery mirror the actual odds to win the lottery.

If you want to bet on randomly drawn ping-pong balls, here are the odds you're going to get.

All betting odds courtesy of BetMGM.

Team Betting odds
Pistons +500
Rockets +500
Spurs +500
Hornets +600
Trail Blazers +700
Magic +850
Pacers +1000
Wizards +1200
Jazz +1700
Mavericks +2500
Bulls +3400
Thunder +4400
Raptors +6000
Pelicans +10000

2023 NBA Draft odds: Who will go No. 1 overall?

Let's not stand on ceremony. After last year's race to the top, this year is straightforward: It's going to be Wembanyama. The odds reflect it.

All odds courtesy of BetMGM.

Player School/Team Odds to go No. 1
Victor Wembanyama Metropolitans 92 (France) -10000
Scoot Henderson G League Ignite +3000
Brandon Miller Alabama +10000
Amen Thompson City Reapers (Overtime Elite) +15000
Ausar Thompson City Reapers (Overtime Elite) +15000
Jarace Walker Houston Cougars +15000

What time is the NBA Draft Lottery in 2023?

  • Date: May 16, 2023
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery drawing will be conducted on Tuesday, May 16 from Chicago, Illinois. 

What channel is the NBA Draft Lottery on?

The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery can be watched on ESPN or streamed via the Watch ESPN app.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the NBA Draft Lottery on Sling TV, which is now offering $10 off your first month! Stream Sling Orange for $30 in your first month to catch the lottery plus every playoff games on TNT, ESPN & ABC. Local regional blackout restrictions apply.

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