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Betting splits for 1st overall pick in 2021 NFL Draft

Who will be the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft? We examine the betting splits over at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are set on the No. 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft according to media members, every mock draft you’ll see, as well as the oddsmakers. It would be a massive upset at this point for Urban Meyer and the Jaguars to not select former Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence to open Thursday night.

According to the odds and info from DraftKings Sportsbook, 65% of the handle is going with Lawrence to go No. 1 overall at -10000 odds, and he leads the way with 26% of total bets. However, former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields is getting 25% of total bets to go along with 17% of the handle.

Below is a look at the betting splits for the No. 1 overall pick from DraftKings Sportsbook bettors.

Pick #1 betting splits

Trevor Lawrence: (-10000) 65% handle 26% bets
Justin Fields (+3300) 17% handle 25% bets
DeVonta Smith (+20000) 4% handle 9% bets
Zach Wilson (+1600) 4% handle 8% bets
Mac Jones (+10000) 2% handle 4% bets
Trey Lance (+8000) 2% handle 2% bets
Penei Sewell (+6600) 1% handle 3% bets
Ja’Marr Chase (+20000) 1% handle 3% bets
Najee Harris (+100000) 1% handle 3% bets
Kyle Pitts (+20000) 1% handle 2% bets

Best Bet

This isn’t much of a money-making bet, but we’re going with Lawrence here. It’s hard to even consider the possibilities of why Lawrence would not go No. 1. Barring a late-breaking off-the-field issue for Lawrence or an unknown health concern, the Jaguars will select him with the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Football fans have waited years for Lawrence to hear his name called to open the draft since he brought Clemson a national title as a true freshman. Lawrence bettors will not make much money on this bet, however, as a $100 wager would net just a $1 profit.

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