|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NBAThe NBA regular season has officially ended, so wagering on NBA 2016 draft may commence. The odds for the 14 lottery teams – ergo, those that did not make the playoffs – are in place. The Philadelphia 76ers (10-72) have the best odds to snatch the number 1 overall pick, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Boston Celtics by way of the Brooklyn Nets.
While the NBA bets on the playoffs, Toronto, Sacramento, and Milwaukee will share a total of 56 – out of 1000 – lottery ball combinations between the three, affording each team 18 with tiebreakers determining which two get the extra two combinations. The order in which their second round selections are made will be determined by the inverse of their lottery finish. The order for teams wagering on NBA draft picks 15-60 is as follows (subject to change):
Dallas and Memphis finished with a 42-40 record each, which means a tiebreaker will determine who gets picks 16 and 17. The same method will be used to determine picks 45, 46, and 47 with Chicago, who also finished 42-40 but is also in the first round lottery. Portland and Detroit both finished with a 44-38 record, which means a tiebreaker will determine who gets picks 18 and 19. The inverse will determine picks 48 and 49. Miami, Boston, Atlanta and Charlotte finished with a 48-34 record, which means a tiebreaker will determine who gets picks 21 through 24. The inverse will determine picks 51-54. Wagering on NBA is exciting even when it comes to the draft.