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Early 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: Paolo Banchero & Jabari Smith Favorites Ahead of Draft

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2023 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Odds via Caesars

Player Odds
Paolo Banchero +350
Jabari Smith +350
Jaden Ivey +550
Chet Holmgren +550
Keegan Murray +900
Bennedcit Mathurin +1000
Dyson Daniels +1400
Shaedon Sharpe +1400
Johnny Davis +1800
Ousmane Dieng +1800
Jalen Williams +2000
Mark Williams +2500
Jalen Duren +2500
Ochai Agbaji +2500
AJ Griffin +3000
EJ Liddell +4000
Blake Wesley +4000
Jeremy Sochan +4000
Jaden Hardy +5000
Walker Kessler +5000
Malaki Branham +5000
Kennedy Chandler +6000
MarJon Beauchamp +6000
Dalen Terry +6000
Wendell Moore +6000

Ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft, Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith are the co-favorites to win the Rookie of the Year Award, according to odds posted at Caesars.

Smith is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick, although Banchero’s betting odds have been steamed the past few days to make it a sweat. If Banchero doesn’t go second, it’s widely reported his floor is No. 3 to the Rockets.

Those two come in ahead of the favorites to go second and fourth on Thursday: Chet Holmgren and Jaden Ivey. Draft pundits drool over Holmgren’s potential, but he is also a bit of an unknown with his slim frame. Ivey had a monster year for Purdue and his game could translate better to the NBA than others. Where he lands is a bit of a mystery thanks to the unpredictable Sacramento Kings holding the fourth pick.

The only other player with single-digit odds is Iowa’s Keegan Murray (+900). Murray is considered by some to be more NBA-ready than others and could go as high as fourth. Another player in consideration for the top five is Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin (+1000).

The draft is at 8 p.m. ET and these players will finally find homes after months of combines, workouts, interviews and rumors.

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