Betting on the Draft will be at record levels tonight and through the weekend, as our sports-deprived country needs something to bet on. If you’re one of the lucky one that lives in a state that allows mobile betting, congratulations. Your self-isolation just got way more awesome. Note: this is the only time that I ever wished I lived in New Jersey.
Ready to put that stimulus check to good use? Here are our top bets for the Draft. We’re using odds from Draft Kings Sportsbook.
Total RBs Drafted in First Round (0.5) (Over -186, Under +150)
I’m all over the “Over” on this one. This comes down to whether you believe D’Andre Swift will get drafted in the first round. I think he’s a lock to go in the first round. As a bonus bet, the line on D’Andre Swift’s draft position is 33.5 (-118). I would hit the “Under” on that. He’s going in the first round.
Total OL Drafted in the First Round (6.5) (Over -167, Under +137)
I’m going Under, especially at an attractive +137. After the Top 4 offensive linemen, there’s a bit of a drop off. This one will be close. I think 6 will be the magic number, and guys like Cesar Ruiz and Austin Jackson will slip into the second round.
Tua Tagovailoa Draft Pick (5.5) (Over +110, Under -134)
Lots of talk about Tua sliding past 5. This line may shift throughout the day, but at +110, it’s worth a little scratch to bet the Over.
Jeff Okudah Draft Pick (4.5) (Over -134, Under 4.5)
Over all day. The list of cornerbacks picked in the Top 4 spots is slim. Two words: Positional value. Cornerbacks don’t impact the game to the same extent as other positions (QB, DL, OL). While Detroit may end up with Okudah, I don’t think it will be at #3.
Total Alabama Players Drafted in First Round (5.5) (Over +110, Under -134)
There are 4 Alabama first round locks (Tua, Will, Jeudy, Ruggs). The next 2 Crimson Tide to be drafted should be Xavier McKinney and Trevon Diggs. My money’s on that one of them slips into Round 2.
Exact order of First 3 Wide Receivers.
Love this. Getting in to multiple picks ups the degree of difficulty, and also the payout. Lamb/Jeudy/Ruggs is the consensus, and at +300, it’s a good bet. I also think Justin Jefferson has a shot to be the third receive taken, so I would also throw in a Lamb/Jeudy/Jefferson combo, which pays out at +1100. Also at +1100 is Jeudy/Lamb/Jefferson.