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WEMBY MANIA: Hypothetical title odds for teams with Wembanyama

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The lottery team that would have the shortest title odds after landing Victor Wembanyama would be the Mavericks.

The future of the NBA is about to be shaped. The winner of the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes will finally be revealed in tonight’s NBA Draft lottery [8 p.m. ET].

We asked our trading team for the 2024 NBA title odds of each lottery team — with and without the No. 1 pick. Additionally, Head of Trading Kevin Lawler shares his expectation for betting action on Wembanyama’s new team.

Mavericks: +2000 (without) to +1500 (with)
Pelicans: +2800 to +2200
Raptors: +5500 to +4000
Thunder: +5500 to +4000
Trail Blazers: +12000 to +8000
Wizards: +15000 to +10000
Jazz: +15000 to +10000
Magic: +15000 to +10000
Pacers: +15000 to +10000
Hornets: +25000 to +15000
Spurs: +50000 to +25000
Rockets: +50000 to +25000
Pistons: +50000 to +25000

ASK THE TRADER: “Wemby Mania is a real thing. There hasn’t been this sort of buzz around the NBA draft since LeBron back in 2003. Wembanyama looks the real deal but landing him does not guarantee a deep run in the postseason in his rookie year. We don’t expect to see that flurry of futures championship tickets for the lottery winner unless he lands somewhere really interesting like New Orleans, Toronto, or OKC.”



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An Illinois client turned a $5 Bonus Bet into $1,083 with this 8-leg parlay from the weekend: Stars/Kraken over 5.5 goals, Rays/Yankees over 8 runs, Mariners/Tigers under 9 runs, Braves/Blue Jays under 9.5 runs, Mets/Nationals under 9 runs, Orioles -1.5 run line, Dodgers -1.5 run line and Giants/Diamondbacks over 7.5 runs.


The dynamic duo of NBA host Kazeem "Kaz" Famuyide and Ariel "Prop Queen" Epstein are back with a pair of picks.


Nuggets -6 (-110) vs. Lakers [8:30 p.m. ET]
"These two teams haven't dropped a home game this postseason, and I think that continues tonight in Denver."


Yankees run line +1.5 (-140) @ Blue Jays [7:07 p.m. ET]
"It's the 21st time in the last 7 years that the Yankees are +150 or higher on the moneyline. They're 16-4 on the run line in those other instances."


PointsBet Data and Insights

Lakers @ Nuggets (-6); Total 222.5

TIP-OFF: 8:30 p.m. ET

KEY FACTS: Former MVPs LeBron James and Nikola Jokic square off in this rematch of the 2020 Western Conference Finals. James has had the upper hand ✋ in their battles (15-9 H2H overall, 4-1 in playoffs). This is the 12th Conference Finals appearance for King James, the second-most ever behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

TRENDING: The Lakers are 2-4 straight up on the road in these playoffs but have won and covered both Game 1s. The Nuggets are undefeated at home (6-0 SU, 5-1 ATS) and are 43-18 straight up as favorites this season.

MAKING MOVES: Denver opened as 5-point chalk, but that line has gone up to Nuggets -6. The total has also shifted by a point, dropping from 223.5 to 222.5.

SIZING UP THE SERIES: One Maryland client placed $78,000 on the Nuggets (-159) to win the series. Denver is now priced at -165 to advance, while Los Angeles sits at +130.

TOP PROP: After pulling down 11.8 rebounds per game in Round 1, LeBron James averaged 8.8 against the Warriors. LeBron under 9.5 rebounds has drawn the most handle of any player prop for Game 1.



Rory McIlroy no longer has single-digit odds after missing the cut at this year's Masters and PLAYERS.

Here are the top contenders for this week’s PGA Championship at the long and tough-as-gristle Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

⛳ Jon Rahm (+750): Can Rahm-bo win his second straight major?

⛳ Scottie Scheffler (+750): Scheffler stumbled at last week’s Byron Nelson, missing ❌ short putts and flubbing a fairway bunker shot.

⛳ Rory McIlroy (+1400): A brilliant player who has majors-itis. Last win: 2014.

⛳ Xander Schauffele (+1700): With 10 top-10 finishes at the majors, his breakthrough is only a matter of time.

⛳ Patrick Cantlay (+1800): Cantlay is having a solid season while getting attacked for his methodical style.

⛳ Brooks Koepka (+2000): Brooks should come in agitated after letting that Masters lead slip away.

⛳ Tony Finau (+2100): The long and strong Mexican Open winner has three top-10 finishes at this event.

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