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Betting odds for No. 1 overall pick in 2022 NBA draft

Jabari Smith is the favorite to go No. 1, but are the Magic looking elsewhere?

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The Orlando Magic logo on their uniform during the game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on March 30, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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The 2022 NBA Draft is upon us, and the rumors continue to fly about who the Orlando Magic will take with the No. 1 pick. Let’s take a look at the odds for who will go No. 1 according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

NBA Draft 2022 odds for No. 1 overall pick

Paolo Banchero: -200
Jabari Smith: +150
Chet Holmgren: +1800
Jaden Ivey: +15000
Keegan Murray: +20000

Update: We may be in for a surprise here, as Adrian Wojnarowski has backtracked a bit on his previous report of the top three picks being set. Banchero has now moved into the top spot per DraftKings Sportsbook.


Smith has been the favorite for months, but rumors have started to swirl that the Magic could be looking elsewhere. Banchero has garnered a lot of buzz lately, but he will likely go to the Houston Rockets at No. 3. Despite the rumors, Smith is still the odds-on favorite and should still go No. 1. Most times rumors are just thrown out there for buzz, but don’t have a much substance.

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