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Are the Top 2 NFL Draft Picks a Lock? Oddsmakers Are Confident, But Not 100%

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Justin Casterline/Getty. Pictured: Travon Walker.

It’s Draft Day in the NFL, and there’s a feeling amongst sportsbooks that the top two picks in the draft are looking like they are going to be Travon Walker of Georgia followed by Aidan Hutchinson of Michigan.

As it stands, oddsmakers are extremely confident that Walker will be the No. 1 pick. DraftKings has Walker listed at -450 to be the first player off the board, FanDuel and BetMGM also have Walker listed at those odds. PointsBet has Walker priced at -400 to go No. 1.

Things get a bit more tricky when it comes to the second pick, as oddsmakers are listing Hutchinson as a favorite to be the name taken, but they certainly aren’t as sure as they are of the first selection.

The shortest number on the market for Hutchinson to go No. 2 comes at BetMGM, which has priced the former Big 10 star at -155. PointsBet lists Hutchinson at -160 while FanDuel has him at -175 and DraftKings at -200.

On Wednesday, DraftKings was offering a 1-2 parlay of Walker-Hutchinson at -125, but that is no longer on the board.

If you wan’t to get aggressive and bet on the duo not to fall in that order, there are some juicy plus-money options on the board.

All books have Hutchinson priced equally to be the first and the third pick, ranging from +400 to +500 depending on the book.

Walker actually has longer odds to be the second pick in the draft than he is to be the third. Walker is anywhere from +800 to +1000 to be the second player taken in the draft, but he ranges from +700 to +900 to be the third player taken.

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