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Betting odds for a player being picked in the top 10 in the 2021 NBA Draft

Is there a value bet on the board in this category for the draft?

2021 NBA Draft Combine
NBA Draft Prospect, Keon Johnson participates in the 2021 NBA Draft Combine on June 23, 2021 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
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The 2021 NBA draft will take place Thursday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET in Brooklyn, New York. The Detroit Pistons hold the No. 1 selection, followed by the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers to round out the top three. The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic complete the top five. The Magic hold two of the top eight selections.

Here are the odds for a player to be picked in the top 10 courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. We break down the numbers and look for a potential value play in the category.

NBA Draft 2021 odds to be picked in the top 10

James Bouknight: -1200
Franz Wagner: -600
Josh Giddey: -205
Davion Mitchell: +125
Moses Moody: +125
Keon Johnson: +155
Alperen Sengun: +160
Corey Kispert: +200
Kai Jones: +275
Jalen Johnson: +300
Usman Garuba: +400
Chris Duarte: +425
Ziaire Williams: +475
Sharife Cooper: +700
Isaiah Jackson: +750
Jaden Springer: +750
Cam Thomas: +1000
Tre Mann: +1300
Ayo Dosunmu: +1500

Best bet: Davion Mitchell (+125) or Keon Johnson (+155)

Bouknight has crushed the pre-draft process and is a big riser. Wagner and Giddey are also favored to go in the top 10, although the latter might slip to the late lottery. Mitchell has a great body of work and should be in play in the back half of the top 10. The same goes for Johnson, who has a ton of potential coming out of Tennessee. At + odds, both these players represent great value for bettors.

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