The odds for the second pick in the NBA draft have changed significantly in the last 24 hours.
We wrote on Tuesday that G-League Ignite’s Scoot Henderson was the likely number two pick for the Charlotte Hornets, but as we know things are changing fast in the federation.
Word broke from Charlotte that Alabama’s Brandon Miller is the new presumptive nominee behind Victor Wembanyama. And as we know, odds always tell a story.
According to FOX Sports Research, here’s the evolution of the odds of Miller being No. 2 since last week:
June 21: -400 (Wager $10 to win $12.50 in total)
June 20: 7 p.m.: +100 (Wager $10 to win $20 total)
June 20th: 9am: +170 (Wager $10 to win $27 total)
June 17: -115 (Wager $10 to win $18.70 in total)
June 15: -250 (Wager $10 to win $14 total)
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Less than a week ago, Miller was at -250 to finish 2nd overall, but as you can see those odds increased just two days later, going as high as +170 when Henderson took control of the back and forth .
Less than 24 hours later, Miller has taken control and will likely be the second player selected in tomorrow’s draft with a very good chance -400 overnight.
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As we saw last year, the late-odds movement worked perfectly when Paolo Banchero’s #1 pick lines shifted drastically leading up to the draft.
So who is Brandon Miller?
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Miller averaged 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in Alabama last season. Often compared to Paul George, the Hornets are believed to think Miller is a better fit for LaMelo Ball than Scoot Henderson.
Miller was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top players in the class of 2022, having twice been Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year at Cane Ridge High School.
Miller demonstrated his talent at the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Miller chose Alabama from among his many contenders, including the G League and Australia’s National Basketball League. How difficult was the decision for Miller? He turned down an offer from Tennessee State coached by his cousin Brian Collins.
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In February, he scored an Alabama freshman-record 41 points against South Carolina.
Miller was the SEC tournament’s most valuable player after averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds in three games.
He was named an All-American First-Team by The Associated Press and also received SEC Player of the Year, SEC Rookie of the Year, and First-Team All-Conference honors.
The draft betting market is volatile, so we’re sure these numbers will change several more times through Thursday. Stay tuned to FOX Sports for all updates on NBA draft odds.
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