NBA Draft: Edwards likely No. 1


    GEORGIA guard Anthony Edwards remains the heavy betting favorite to go No. 1 overall in next week’s NBA Draft.

    Edwards is being offered at -175 by William Hill and -215 by DraftKings. That’s well ahead of LaMelo Ball (+200, +171) despite rumors that NBA scouts weren’t enamored with Edwards’ pro day workout.

    According to a report by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony on Monday, most NBA teams are working under “the assumption” that Ball will either go No. 1 overall to Minnesota or a team the Timberwolves trade the pick to.

    The Golden State Warriors hold the No. 2 pick and are expected to select the player available between Edwards and Ball or Memphis center James Wiseman. Wiseman is being offered at +350 by William Hill and +750 by DraftKings, with no other player listed with shorter than +2500 odds at either book.